Title: Operational Monitoring of Water Bodies in Arid and Semiarid Regions with SPOT/VEGETATION Satellite: Contribution of EUMETCAST and Recent Research Projects
Citation: Secheresse vol. 20 no. 1 p. 48-56
Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC47410
URI: http://www.john-libbey-eurotext.fr/e-docs/00/04/49/C9/vers_alt/VersionPDF.pdf
DOI: 10.1684/sec.2009.0174
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The VEGETATION instrument onboard SPOT satellites allows the detection of surface water, thanks to its short wave infrared channel, at the resolution of 1pixel (1km). The surface water is detected every 10-day for Africa and broadcasted to African users by means of the Eumetcast broadcasting system operated by Eumetsat. The effective detection of water coupled with the dissemination system provides the capacity for operational monitoring of surface water from continental to regional scales. The continuity of surface observation allows the seasonal assessment of water availability.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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