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Deliverables

Validation, scaling, assimilation crop health

D4.3 Accurate maps, report and article on validation, scaling and assimilation of satellite-based, UAV-based and in situ crop health (M36) R Obj 6

Weather variables for plot scale crop risk assessment

D4.4 Report, article, and software algorithms for downscaling of weather variables for plot scale crop risk assessment (M36) R Obj 6

Energy fluxes time series and maps

D3.2 Energy fluxes time series (daily for in situ, monthly for satellite-based, at least 12 months) and maps (spatial resolution 250m) (M36) R,D Obj 5

Optimization tool for in situ measurements

D5.5 Optimization tool for citizens’ science observations, low cost sensors, and standard in situ measure¬ments, given existing observations and satellite data (M36) R Obj 7

Report on PWV time series GNSS and weather stations

D2.3 Report on the retrieval of PWV time series from in situ GNSS and weather stations (M24) R

Farmers trained and photos (>100) collected

D 4.2 Training and incentivization for farmers to take photos performed and photos (>100) collected. M24 D,R Obj 6

Standardization with GEOSS and Copernicus guidelines

D5.1 TWIGA Data standardization and management plan in line with GEOSS and Copernicus guidelines (M18) R Obj 7

Calibration protocols in-situ and citizen science

D5.4 In-field calibration protocols for in situ observations and citizen science data collection. Training cours¬es at local meteorological services (M36) D, R Obj 7

Proof of concept of the observation and monitoring system

D5.2 Proof of concept of the observation and monitoring system. (M18) R

Report on the APS retrieval procedure

D2.1 Report on the APS retrieval procedure, including results of the validation against GNSS-derived ZTD (M24) R

Error models for data

D5.3 Error models for data (low-cost sensors, regular station data, citizen science data, satellite data, UAV data, model results, and combinations thereof) (M24) R Obj 7

Flood maps

D3.3 Flood maps (spatial resolution 100m, number depends on flood occurrences) (M24) R,D Obj 5

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Publications

Joint Exploitation of SAR and GNSS for Atmospheric Phase Screens Retrieval Aimed at Numerical Weather Prediction Model Ingestion

Author(s): Marco Manzoni, Andrea Virgilio Monti-Guarnieri, Eugenio Realini, Giovanna Venuti
Published in: Remote Sensing, 12/4, 2020, Page(s) 654, ISSN 2072-4292
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/rs12040654

The International Soil Moisture Network: serving Earth system science for over a decade.

Author(s): Wouter Dorigo, Irene Himmelbauer, Daniel Aberer, Lukas Schremmer, Ivana Petrakovic, Luca Zappa, Wolfgang Preimesberger, Angelika Xaver, Frank Annor,Jonas Ardö, Dennis Baldocchi, Günter Blösch, Heye Bogena, Luca Brocca, Jean-Christophe Calvet, Julio J. Camarero, Giorgio Capello, Minha Choi, Michael C. Cosh, Jerome Demarty, Nick van de Giesen, Istvan Hajdu, Karsten H. Jensen, Kasturi Devi Kanniah
Published in: Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., hess-2021-2, 2021, ISSN 1812-2116
Publisher: hessdD
DOI: 10.5194/hess-2021-2

A NOVEL PROCEDURE FOR GENERATION OF SAR-DERIVED ZTD MAPS FOR WEATHER PREDICTION: APPLICATION TO SOUTH AFRICA USE CASE

Author(s): M. E. Molinari, M. Manzoni, N. Petrushevsky, A. M. Guarnieri, G. Venuti, A. N. Meroni, A. Mascitelli, A. Parodi
Published in: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLIII-B3-2021, 2021, Page(s) 405-410, ISSN 2194-9034
Publisher: Copernicus
DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b3-2021-405-2021

Variability and accuracy of Zenith Total Delay over the East African tropical region

Author(s): Richard Cliffe Ssenyunzi, Bosco Oruru, Florence Mutonyi D’ujanga, Eugenio Realini, Stefano Barindelli, Giulio Tagliaferro, Nick van de Giesen
Published in: Advances in Space Research, 64/4, 2019, Page(s) 900-920, ISSN 0273-1177
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2019.05.027

Correcting Position Error in Precipitation Data Using Image Morphing

Author(s): Camille Le Coz, Arnold Heemink, Martin Verlaan, Marie-claire ten Veldhuis, Nick van de Giesen
Published in: Remote Sensing, 11/21, 2019, Page(s) 2557, ISSN 2072-4292
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/rs11212557

Performance of ERA5 data in retrieving Precipitable Water Vapour over East African tropical region

Author(s): Richard Cliffe Ssenyunzi, Bosco Oruru, Florence Mutonyi D’ujanga, Eugenio Realini, Stefano Barindelli, Giulio Tagliaferro, Axel von Engeln, Nick van de Giesen
Published in: Advances in Space Research, 65/8, 2020, Page(s) 1877-1893, ISSN 0273-1177
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.02.003

Sensitivity of some African heavy rainfall events to microphysics and planetary boundary layer schemes: Impacts on localised storms

Author(s): Agostino N. Meroni, Kizito A. Oundo, Richard Muita, Mary‐Jane Bopape, Thizwilondi R. Maisha, Martina Lagasio, Antonio Parodi, Giovanna Venuti
Published in: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 147/737, 2021, Page(s) 2448-2468, ISSN 0035-9009
Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society
DOI: 10.1002/qj.4033

Detection of water vapor time variations associated with heavy rain in northern Italy by geodetic and low-cost GNSS receivers

Author(s): Stefano Barindelli, Eugenio Realini, Giovanna Venuti, Alessandro Fermi, Andrea Gatti
Published in: Earth, Planets and Space, 70/1, 2018, Page(s) 70:28, ISSN 1880-5981
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI: 10.1186/s40623-018-0795-7

On the Definition of the Strategy to Obtain Absolute InSAR Zenith Total Delay Maps for Meteorological Applications

Author(s): Agostino N. Meroni, Marco Montrasio, Giovanna Venuti, Stefano Barindelli, Alessandra Mascitelli, Marco Manzoni, Andrea V. Monti-Guarnieri, Andrea Gatti, Martina Lagasio, Antonio Parodi, Eugenio Realini, Giulio Tagliaferro
Published in: Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 2020, ISSN 2296-6463
Publisher: Front. Earth Sci.
DOI: 10.3389/feart.2020.00359

Something fishy going on? Evaluating the Poisson hypothesis for rainfall estimation using intervalometers: results from an experiment in Tanzania

Author(s): Didier de Villiers, Marc Schleiss, Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis, Rolf Hut, Nick van de Giesen
Published in: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14/8, 2021, Page(s) 5607-5623, ISSN 1867-8548
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
DOI: 10.5194/amt-14-5607-2021

From InSAR derived relative tropospheric Slant Total Delay maps to absolute Zenith Total Delay maps: comparisons between tropospheric delay products to define a strategy for meteorological applications

Author(s): Barindelli, Stefano ; Gatti, Andrea ; Lagasio, Martina ; Manzoni, Marco ; Mascitelli, Alessandra ; Monti Guarnieri, Andrea ; Montrasio, Marco ; Realini, Eugenio ; Tagliaferro, Giulio ; Venuti, Giovanna.
Published in: 22nd EGU General Assembly, 4-8 May, 2020, 2020, Page(s) 22nd EGU General Assembly, held online 4-8 May, 2020, id.17920
Publisher: EGU General Assembly

New Observational Methods for Water, Weather and Climate in Africa with Results from the TWIGA Project

Author(s): Nick van de Giesen
Published in: FIG Working Week 2020, Smart surveyors for land and water management, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10–14 May 2020, 2020
Publisher: FIG.NET

TWIGA project activities for the enhancement of heavy rainfall predictions in Africa: low-cost GNSS network deployment and NWP model parameterization

Author(s): Mascitelli, Alessandra ; Niyonkuru Meroni, Agostino ; Barindelli, Stefano ; Manzoni, Marco ; Tagliaferro, Giulio ; Gatti, Andrea ; Realini, Eugenio ; Venuti, Giovanna ; Monti Guarnieri, Andrea.
Published in: 22nd EGU General Assembly, held online 4-8 May, 2020, id.16122, 4-8 May, 2020, 2020
Publisher: EGU General Assembly

TWIGA: Transforming Water, weather, and climate information through In situ observations for Geo-services in Africa

Author(s): Nick van de Giesen, Marie-Claire Ten Veldhuis and Frank O Annor
Published in: AGU Fall Meeting 10-14 Dec 2018, PA21B Addressing Societal Challenges Through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Posters, 2018
Publisher: AGU

GNSS and SAR water vapor products for the enhancement of heavy rainfall prediction in Africa: planned activities and preliminary results within the H2020 TWIGA project

Author(s): Giovanna Venuti, Eugenio Realini, Giulio Tagliaferro, Andrea Gatti, Stefano Barindelli, Andrea Monti Guarnieri, Marco Manzoni, and Lisa Pertusini
Published in: EGU General Assembly 2019, Vol. 21, EGU2019-16636, 2019, 2019
Publisher: EGU General Assembly

Open source hardware for counting and measuring raindrops

Author(s): Nick van de Giesen, Rolf Hut, and Dirk van der Lubbe - Sanjuan
Published in: EGU General Assembly 2021, vEGU21: Online 19–30 April 2021, 2021
Publisher: EGU General Assembly
DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-2289

Improving crop water use in West Africa in the context of climate change

Author(s): S Agoungbome, N van de Giesen, F Annor, M ten Veldhuis
Published in: EGU General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, 2020
Publisher: EGU General Assembly

Low-cost, high accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System positioning for understanding floods

Author(s): H Winsemius, A Krietemeyer, K van Dongen, I Gayton, F Annor, C Tiberius, H Samboko, N van de Giesen
Published in: EGU General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, 2020, Page(s) EGU2020-8446
Publisher: EGU General Assembly
DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-844

An assessment of surface shortwave radiation in South Africa

Author(s): J. Mendes, J. Botai, N. Zwane, B. Mabasa
Published in: ICEP 2019 Conference Proceedings, 2019
Publisher: ICEP

Sensors for TWIGA: New observations in Africa to produce actionable information for agriculture, energy generation, and disaster response.

Author(s): """Van De Giesen, N.; Ten Veldhuis, M. C.; Annor, F. O.; de Villiers, D."" "
Published in: AGU 2018, 2018
Publisher: AGU

TWIGA: Sensors for geo-services in Africa. Early results, perspectives, and an invitation

Author(s): Nick van de Giesen, Andreas Krietemeyer, Marie-claire ten Veldhuis, Frank Annor
Published in: EGU 2018, 2018
Publisher: EGU

Say it in 51 bytes: LoRa for hydrological observations

Author(s): Nick van de Giesen, Steven Weijs
Published in: EGU 2019, 2019
Publisher: EGU

Water, Weather and Climate Services for Africa: the case of Ghana and Kenya

Author(s): F Annor, N van de Giesen and M ten Veldhuis
Published in: EGU General Assembly 2020, 4–8 May 2020, 2020, Page(s) EGU2020-10714
Publisher: EGU
DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-10714

Quantifying flood damage: A case-study in Kumasi, Ghana

Author(s): Wiersma, Guus, ten Veldhuis, Marie-claire and van de Giesen, N.C.
Published in: 2020
Publisher: Delft university of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Something fishy going on! Evaluating the Poisson hypothesis for rainfall estimation using intervalometers: first results from an experiment in Tanzania.

Author(s): Didier de Villiers
Published in: 2019
Publisher: ?