Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2541-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2541-2019
Research article
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05 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 05 Jun 2019

Observation operators for assimilation of satellite observations in fluvial inundation forecasting

Elizabeth S. Cooper, Sarah L. Dance, Javier García-Pintado, Nancy K. Nichols, and Polly J. Smith

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Flooding from rivers is a huge and costly problem worldwide. Computer simulations can help to warn people if and when they are likely to be affected by river floodwater, but such predictions are not always accurate or reliable. Information about flood extent from satellites can help to keep these forecasts on track. Here we investigate different ways of using information from satellite images and look at the effect on computer predictions. This will help to develop flood warning systems.