Interpolation of daily raingauge data for hydrological modelling in data sparse regions using pattern information from satellite data

S. Stisen, M. Tumbo

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In order to cope with a severe reduction of the raingauge network in the Great Ruaha River basin over the past 30 years, an interpolation scheme using spatial patterns from satellite images as covariate has been evaluated. The regression-based interpolation attempts to combine the advantages of accurate rainfall amounts from raingauge records with the unique spatial pattern information obtained from satellite-based rainfall estimates. A spatial pattern analysis reveals that the simple interpolation of the sparse current raingauge network compares very poorly to the pattern originating from the much denser historic network. In contrast, the rainfall datasets that include patterns from satellite data show good correlation with the historic pattern. The evaluation based on hydrological modelling showed similar and good performance for all rainfall products, including raingauge records, whereas the purely satellite-based product performed poorly.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)1911-1926
Antal sider16
TidsskriftHydrological Sciences Journal
Vol/bind60
Udgave nummer11
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2 nov. 2015

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