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FLOODMAN Report Summary

Project ID: EVG1-CT-2002-00085
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Finland

Algortihm for assimilation of satellite soil moisture information to update hydrological forecasting model in WSFS

We expect to improve flood forecast accuracy with better real time information of soil moisture. Which helps in better flood mitigation, flood warning and reservoir operation.

At the moment the first test applications have been made with the hydrological forecasting system. Project results are expected to be usable commercially in water power production and reduction of flood damage. Socially forecasts supports land use planning but also recreation possibilities can be taken into account better at heavily regulated lakes.

Dissemination of project results happens through free distribution leaflets (already published one), shared project brochures and given presentations.

The developed method can be used in other river-catchments for some extent.

Contact

Bertel VEHVILAINEN, (Head of Unit Watershed Models Unit)
Tel.: +358-9-40300562
Fax: +358-9-40300590
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