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 is Full Professor of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Constructions at the University of Naples Federico II. He is currently the Chair of the COST Action HARMONIOUS and the Scientific Coordinator of the Research Grant aimed at the Development of the Flood Forecasting System of the Basilicata Region Civil Protection. He has broad interest on distributed modeling, flood risk, stochastic processes in hydrology and UAS-based monitoring.