CNR – INSTITUTE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT (IREA) (IT)
During the 12 months of project activity, a quality assessment of STREAM runoff estimates has been pursued at multiple pilot basins across the world (5 large basins + multiple sub-basins) characterised by different physiographic/climatic features. In these areas, the model was able to accurately simulate river discharge and total runoff time series. Only for specific case studies (such as for basins with high human impact or for highly vegetated areas) unsatisfactory model performances were found.
To address this issue, the project activity has been extended for 1 year through a CCN (STREAMRIDE) to explore the possibility both to improve the STREAM model and to complement the model with a different satellite approach for river discharge estimation (RIDESAT)