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Calibration of a propagation model in a large river using satellite altimetry

Belaud, Gilles and Cassan, Ludovic and Bader, François and Bercher, Nicolas and Feret, Thibaut Calibration of a propagation model in a large river using satellite altimetry. (2010) In: 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, 23-25 June 2010, Athens, Greece .

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Satellite altimetry may be used for monitoring large rivers, such as Niger River. Since data samples are sparse in time and accuracy of measurements is limited, an interpolation method is developed in order to get water levels at any time and to adjust observed values,taking account of their limited accuracy. The method uses a flood propagation model dedicated to flood propagation in large African rivers calibrated from one gauge station, used as a reference, and satellite altimetric data provided by Topex or Envisat. It allows capturing the water level behavior at the flood peak even though no measurement was available at that time.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Taylor & Francis Editor. This paper appears in Environmental Hydraulics, Two Volume Set, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Enviornmental Hydraulics, Athens, Greece, 23-25 June 2010 Edited by Anastasios I . Stamou CRC Press 2010, Pages 869–874, Print ISBN: 978-0-415-58475-3, eBook ISBN: 978-0-203-84123-5 - The definitive version is available at http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780415584753
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > AgroParisTech (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes - CIHEAM (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique - CIRAD (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut national de Recherche en Sciences et Technologies pour l'Environnement et l'Agriculture - IRSTEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD (FRANCE)
Other partners > Montpellier SupAgro (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Montpellier 2 (FRANCE)
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