A New-Generation Flood Forecasting System Using Observations From Space

Grant number: LP110200520 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Floods are dangerous and expensive, costing Australia more than any other cause of natural disaster. This project will use satellite measurements of soil moisture and rainfall along with computer models to improve the Bureau of Meteorology’s predictions of floods in rivers. Better flood forecasts will reduce costs and save lives.