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Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences An open-access publication for refereed proceedings in hydrology

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Proc. IAHS, 373, 167-173, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-373-167-2016
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12 May 2016
Improvement of operational flood forecasting through the assimilation of satellite observations and multiple river flow data
Fabio Castelli and Giulia Ercolani

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Improving flood forecasting can strengthen the reduction of floods impacts through early warning systems. Our study presents improvements obtained with the integration of a data assimilation system into a hydrological model that is part of the operational forecasting chain for Arno river (central Italy). The system effectively combines the model with observations of river flow at multiple locations and satellite data, leading to more accurate predictions of flood peak flow.
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