PROJECT H_SAF - Application of satellite products for the purposes of operational hydrology and water management - phase 3
Уеб страница на проекта: http://hsaf.meteoam.it/
Ръководител: доц. д-р Ерам Артинян
The project is funded by EUMETSAT and involves research institutes and laboratories from many countries in Europe: Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Finland, Belgium. The European Center for Medium range weather Forecasts is also a partner in the H-SAF project.
Bulgaria participates in the project through a team of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, including specialists from the departments of Hydrology, Meteorology and the branches of NIMH.
The project is aimed at enrichment and spatial clarification of information on water resources: amount and intensity of precipitation, dynamics of water content in the soil, snow cover parameters: snow thickness, snow water content, snow condition (wet / dry).
The production of the products requires going through several phases of development until they are accepted for use in operational mode. Each phase passed is approved by independent evaluators on the basis of statistical comparison data from (in most cases) ground-based values.
The tasks within the project are:
- Extraction and computer processing of satellite information from the product line of the project. This is done in steps of one calendar year from June 1 to May 31, each year:
- For precipitation: products H01, H02, H03, H05, H15 in the European or global range.
- For soil moisture: products H08 - surface layer of soil, H14 - root-inhabited layer, H16.
- For products related to the snow cover.
In the scientific plan of NIMH a scientific task is being developed, studying the possibilities for the use of the soil moisture data from product H14 in the preparation of hydrological and agrometeorological forecasts.