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Calibration and application of TRMM precipitation data in Irrawaddy River Basin
Author(s): W. Qu; J. X. Lu; T. T. Zhang; Y. N. Tan; W. L. Song; Z. G. Pang
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Paper Abstract

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite rainfall data were assessed and calibrated using limited ground meteorological and hydrological data in Irrawaddy River basin, a watershed with complex terrain conditions but lack of data. A correction factor was determined to adjust TRMM data, taking basin water balance and terrain slopes into consideration. A distributed hydrological model SWAT was established and used to simulate the basin rainfall-runoff processes from 2001 to 2011, driven by the calibrated TRMM rainfall data series. Results show that, in a data scarce basin like Irrawaddy River basin, such a water balanced based TRMM data calibration method is suitable and reliable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9669, Remote Sensing of the Environment: 19th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China, 96690N (6 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2204793
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W. Qu, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (China)
Ministry of Water Resources (China)
J. X. Lu, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (China)
Ministry of Water Resources (China)
T. T. Zhang, Shenyang Agricultural Univ. (China)
Y. N. Tan, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (China)
W. L. Song, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (China)
Ministry of Water Resources (China)
Z. G. Pang, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (China)
Ministry of Water Resources (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9669:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: 19th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China
Qingxi Tong; Boqin Zhu, Editor(s)

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