[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140103679]
Researchers Prof Albert van Dijk; Dr Paul Tregoning; Dr Valentijn Pauwels; Prof Eric Wood; Dr Justin Sheffield; Dr Richard DeJeu;
Brief description Skillful seasonal water and crop forecasts could do much to help cope with drought and water-related food crises. Recent advances in hydrological modelling and satellite remote sensing of surface soil moisture, landscape water storage and vegetation biomass have created a great opportunity to produce such forecasts over large areas. This project will exploit that opportunity by assimilating the satellite observations into a global water and vegetation forecasting model. The resulting improvement in seasonal forecasts of stream flow, soil moisture and crop production will be quantified and compared to the limited forecasts that are currently available.
Funding Amount 450000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects