Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Review article
28 Jul 2017
Review article |  | 28 Jul 2017

The future of Earth observation in hydrology

Matthew F. McCabe, Matthew Rodell, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Diego G. Miralles, Remko Uijlenhoet, Wolfgang Wagner, Arko Lucieer, Rasmus Houborg, Niko E. C. Verhoest, Trenton E. Franz, Jiancheng Shi, Huilin Gao, and Eric F. Wood

Data sets

IRIS Dubai Video D. Bonney

Video supplement

Urthecast IRIS high-definition video over the Burj Khalifi David Bonney; Urthecast

Short summary
We examine the opportunities and challenges that technological advances in Earth observation will present to the hydrological community. From advanced space-based sensors to unmanned aerial vehicles and ground-based distributed networks, these emergent systems are set to revolutionize our understanding and interpretation of hydrological and related processes.