Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6435–6448, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6435-2018

Special issue: Integration of Earth observations and models for global water...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6435–6448, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6435-2018

Research article 11 Dec 2018

Research article | 11 Dec 2018

Using modelled discharge to develop satellite-based river gauging: a case study for the Amazon Basin

Jiawei Hou et al.

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Satellite-based river gauging can be constructed based on remote-sensing-derived surface water extent and modelled discharge, and used to estimate river discharges with satellite observations only. This provides opportunities for monitoring river discharge in the absence of a real-time hydrological model or gauging stations.