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Papa et al. 2006

Papa, F., C. Prigent, F. Durand, and W.B. Rossow, 2006: Wetland dynamics using a suite of satellite observations: A case study of application and evaluation for the Indian Subcontinent. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L08401, doi:10.1029/2006GL025767.

Using a suite of satellite observations, including passive and active microwave along with visible and infrared observations developed to estimate wetlands on a global scale, the present study examine wetlands spatial and temporal dynamics over the Indian subcontinent, a region subject to an annual monsoon. Monthly wetlands extent estimates over a 2-year (1993-1994) period and their consistency are analyzed using independent data sets, such as rainfall rate in-situ rain-gauge observations and the Global Precipitation Climatology Project product, as well as river water levels derived from radar altimeter observations. The extent variations show a good agreement with the rain-gauge data, a high correlation with the GPCP rain data and a similar seasonal cycle with the altimeter estimates over the 2 years. This case study evaluation shows the potential of the remote sensing to give spatial-temporal consistent information on the variability of flooded areas and encourages the development of longer satellite wetlands estimates.

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@article{pa00200p,
  author={Papa, F. and Prigent, C. and Durand, F. and Rossow, W. B.},
  title={Wetland dynamics using a suite of satellite observations: A case study of application and evaluation for the Indian Subcontinent},
  year={2006},
  journal={Geophys. Res. Lett.},
  volume={33},
  pages={L08401},
  doi={10.1029/2006GL025767},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - pa00200p
AU  - Papa, F.
AU  - Prigent, C.
AU  - Durand, F.
AU  - Rossow, W. B.
PY  - 2006
TI  - Wetland dynamics using a suite of satellite observations: A case study of application and evaluation for the Indian Subcontinent
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
VL  - 33
SP  - L08401
DO  - 10.1029/2006GL025767
ER  -

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