Context and objectives
The scientific objectives of this proposal can be summarized as follows:
- implementation of satellite data assimilation for soil moisture and vegetation estimation;
- combination of the assimilation system with the medium-range hydrological ensemble prediction system in the context of statistical post-processing, based on hydrological reforecasts.
Expected scientific results
- Updated HEPS system, able to issue experimental forecasts using improved initial conditions through Level 1 data assimilation.
- Comparison between HEPS and a Land Surface Model regarding data assimilation performance.
Expected products and services
The project outcome can serve to develop a major update to the existing hydrological forecast system, combining data assimilation and post-processing.
|Project leader(s):||IRM/KMI - Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium|