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6.01 CLIVAR-Hydro

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The latest IPCC assessment report identified once more the land hydrology as the most uncertain component of the global water cycle. Variations of continental water storage occur in several hydrological compartments such as groundwater, soil moisture, surface water and snow. These storage variations and related changes of mass and surface water extensions map into a considerable number of different space based or in-situ observation systems such as the GRACE gravity field mission, radar and laser altimeter systems, radiometers, optical sensors, synthetic aperture radar, and in-situ river gauges.

The present project aims to perform a multi-sensor approach in order to detect, separate and balance individual contributions to continental water storage variations for selected large river basins. A specific focus of the study shall be placed on the analysis of climate signals. The study exploits the synergies of various observation systems and combines their output with hydrological simulation models. The project will be carried out within a largely interdisciplinary group of networking scientists and PhD students from space engineering, geodesy, hydrology and climate research. It will provide significant new and valuable insights into hydrological processes and the impacts of climate change on the global water cycle.

The roadmap of this project includes (1) the elaboration of the potential und usability of contemporary space-borne and terrestrial sensors, (2) a quantification of water storage variations in different compartments from multi-mission analysis, (3) an assessment and analysis of the total water storage change from GRACE gravity field observations, (4) the computation of water balance for different study areas, (5) the analysis of balance inconsistencies with respect to non-hydrological mass changes (e.g. due to forest fires and erosion), (6) the formulation of recommendations for future research and future satellite missions on the basis of deficits in the water balance, and, finally, (7) the interpretation of the results for water storage changes in terms of variability of weather and climate.

 

 

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14.02.17

Registration now open: IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen

18.04.17

Project team ROLITOS in a German documentary

10 May 2017, 11.30 pm Suedwestrundfunk (TV)

30 May 2017, 10.30 pm Bayerischer Rundfunk (TV)

11.04.17

Apply now: McKinsey 'Forschergeist' symposium

9-11 June 2017, Berlin

For doctoral researchers and postdocs!

10.04.17

Register now: ICMSB 2017

26-28 July 2017, TUM Study and Science Center, Raitenhaslach

30.03.17

Apply now: Bavarian Elite Support Act - Scholarship 2017

Universität Bayern e.V. awards 10 research scholarships to highly qualified junior scientists...

30.03.17

1st ExaHyPE Colloquium

3 April 2017, 1pm-5pm, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Garching Campus

14.02.17

Registration now open: IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen

05.06.16

10th IGSSE Forum

Smart cooperation - science and technology in, with and for society

15.12.15

The Science of Cooking

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26.11.15

ATUMS@IGSSE

Having heard of a great Canadian Kick-Off Meeting, everyone at IGSSE was thrilled to welcome the...

20.11.15

Breakfast at IGSSE´s

Meet the IGSSE team every other month! All the things IGSSE members wanted to asked but never dared...

13.10.15

Save the Date: Canadian ATUMS Speaker on "Global Science- Global Career"

26. November 2015, 6-8 pm, IAS Faculty Club, Garching Campus

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