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A Review on Earth Observation Based Analyses for Major River Basins

Uereyen, Soner and Kuenzer, Claudia (2019) A Review on Earth Observation Based Analyses for Major River Basins. Remote Sensing, 11 (24), pp. 1-36. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). DOI: 10.3390/rs11242951 ISSN 2072-4292

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Abstract

Regardless of political boundaries, river basins are a functional unit of the Earth's land surface and provide an abundance of resources for the environment and humans. They supply livelihoods supported by the typical characteristics of large river basins, such as the provision of freshwater, irrigation water, and transport opportunities. At the same time, they are impacted i.e. by human induced environmental changes, boundary conflicts, and upstream--downstream inequalities. In the framework of water resource management, monitoring of river basins is therefore of high importance, in particular for researchers, stake holders and decision makers. However, land surface and surface water properties of many major river basins remain largely unmonitored at basin scale. A number of inventories exist, yet consistent spatial databases describing the status of major river basins at global scale are lacking. Here, Earth observation (EO) is a potential source of spatial information providing large scale data on the status of land surface properties. This review provides a comprehensive overview of existing research articles analyzing major river basins primarily using EO. Furthermore, this review proposes to exploit EO data together with relevant open global scale geodata to establish a database and to enable consistent spatial analyses and evaluate past and current states of major river basins.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132655/
Document Type:Article
Title:A Review on Earth Observation Based Analyses for Major River Basins
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Uereyen, Sonersoner.uereyen (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3733-0049
Kuenzer, Claudiaclaudia.kuenzer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:9 December 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:11
DOI :10.3390/rs11242951
Page Range:pp. 1-36
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
ISSN:2072-4292
Status:Published
Keywords:major river basins; catchment; watershed; earth observation; remote sensing; spatial analyses; land surface; surface water
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote sensing and geoscience
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface Dynamics
Deposited By: Üreyen, Soner
Deposited On:12 Dec 2019 10:25
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:27

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