Bridging the gap between ground-based sampling, and remote sensing via UAS
20 October 2019
Call for abstract on Advances in River Monitoring and Modelling – HS1.1.4 EGU2020
29 October 2019

New Insights Offered by UAS for River Monitoring

Traditional monitoring approaches are unlikely to provide the level of detail required to advance  our understanding and description of the underlying physical processes and mechanisms for both  technical and economical limitations (Manfreda and McCabe 2019). Indeed, our ability to  monitor system processes in the face of recent climate and anthropogenic changes is being  increasingly compromised by the significant decline in the number of monitoring  installations over the last few decades (Shiklomanov, Lammers, and Vörösmarty 2002). The dynamic nature and inherent variability of many hydrological processes dictates a need for new monitoring  technologies and approaches able to increase spatial and temporal resolution of data.

 

How to cite: Manfreda, S., Dal Sasso, S. F., Pizarro, A., & Tauro, F. New Insights Offered by UAS for River Monitoring. Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies, 211, 2019. [pdf]

Salvatore Manfreda
Author: Salvatore Manfreda

Salvatore Manfreda received his Ph.D. in Environmental Monitoring and Modeling in 2004. He started his career as researcher associate at Princeton University (2004-2005), became Assistant Professor in 2008, and Associate Professor in Hydraulic Constructions and Hydrology in 2014 at the University of Basilicata. He has a broad interest in hydrology and ecohydrology, with particular emphasis on distributed modeling, flood prediction, stochastic processes in hydrology, soil moisture process, delineation of flood prone areas, mathematical filters and vegetation patterns. His research activity has produced more than 120 publications.