Articles | Volume 26, issue 22
Research article
25 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 25 Nov 2022

Monitoring the extreme flood events in the Yangtze River basin based on GRACE and GRACE-FO satellite data

Jingkai Xie, Yue-Ping Xu, Hongjie Yu, Yan Huang, and Yuxue Guo

Data sets

NASA/GSFC/HSL, GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 3 hourly 0.25 x 0.25 degree V2.1 H. Beaudoing and M. Rodell

Short summary
Monitoring extreme flood events has long been a hot topic for hydrologists and decision makers around the world. In this study, we propose a new index incorporating satellite observations combined with meteorological data to monitor extreme flood events at sub-monthly timescales for the Yangtze River basin (YRB), China. The conclusions drawn from this study provide important implications for flood hazard prevention and water resource management over this region.