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HYLARSMET: A Hydrologically Consistent Land Surface Model for Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration Modelling over Southern Africa using Remote Sensing and Meteorological Data
Expanded Title:The purpose of this project is to make substantial improvements to the existing methodology and software implementation for modelling Soil Moisture information/maps over South Africa (generated in the fore-run WRC project K5/1683) in order to provide Soil Moisture and Evapotranspiration data at appropriate scales to institutions responsible for Flood forecasting, Drought monitoring, Crop modelling and Catchment Management. Through this project an automated modelling system that produces country‐wide estimates of Soil Moisture state [and actual evapotranspiration as a by‐product] at a 3 h time‐step on a 12 km spatial grid over South Africa has been established as a practical and useful product which has been adopted for operational use by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) in their national Flash Flood Guidance (FFG) system. This product informs numerous other fields (other than FFG) such as crop modelling, and drought monitoring where Soil Moisture estimates are beneficial; one of the most important is agriculture
Date Published:01/03/2013
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Catchment Management, Water Resource Management/IWRM - Hydrogeology
Document Keywords:Hydrology
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:2024/1/12
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0392-5
Authors:Sinclair S; Pegram G
Project No:K5/2024
Organizations:Pegram and Associates (Pty) Ltd
Document Size:9 356 KB
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