Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing Through the Upper Mekong Basin Under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions

This study developed a reliable and simple model that predicts the natural flow of the Upper Mekong, then used this prediction to determine how the cascade of dams built on the Upper Mekong is altering the natural flow of the river. The foundation of this study is based on satellite data from 1992 to 2019 and daily river height gauge data from Chiang Saen, Thailand. Eyes on Earth, Inc. and Global Environmental Satellite Observations, Inc. have developed proprietary software, which is based on an algorithm that translates microwave observations measured by the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMI/S) into a land surface wetness index.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Climate change
  • Drought
  • Hydropower dams
  • Water policy and administration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Mekong
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 2020
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Contact

For more information, visit the SIP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LowerMekongInitiativeSIP/) and the LMI website (https://www.lowermekong.org/).

Co-author (individual) Alan Basist and Claude Williams
Co-author (coorporate) Eyes on Earth, Inc. and Global Environmental Satellite Applications, Inc.
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI)
Publication date 2020
Pagination 19
Keywords Dam,land surface wetness index,Upper Mekong
Date uploaded April 15, 2020, 05:14 (UTC)
Date modified April 24, 2020, 02:07 (UTC)