Articles | Volume 24, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2207–2233, 2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2207–2233, 2020
Research article
06 May 2020
Research article | 06 May 2020

Assimilation of wide-swath altimetry water elevation anomalies to correct large-scale river routing model parameters

Charlotte Marie Emery et al.

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The flow of freshwater in rivers is commonly studied with computer programs known as hydrological models. An important component of those programs lies in the description of the river environment, such as the channel resistance to the flow, that is critical to accurately predict the river flow but is still not well known. Satellite data can be combined with models to enrich our knowledge of these features. Here, we show that the coming SWOT mission can help better know this channel resistance.