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Usability of Remotely Sensed Snowpack Data for Streamflow Forecasting and Water System Management

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

Real-time monitoring of the snowpack is essential to forecasting runoff amount and timing and preparing for both drought and flooding. In this project, with the support of NIDIS, the Western Water Assessment (WWA, a NOAA RISA team) aimed to develop new spatially-explicit snowpack monitoring data products based on remote sensing. The goal is to enhance the usability of new remote-sensing based snow data through the use of new snowpack technologies and tools.

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
2015 - 2018
Principal Investigator(s)
Noah Molotch, Jeff Deems
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)
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Key Regions

Research Scope
DEWS Region(s)