Edward Beighley
Edward Beighley  Email | Website
Northeastern University
SWOT Management
Project
Integrating Lateral Contributions and Longitudinal Controls Along River Reaches to Improve SWOT Discharge Estimates
Co-Investigator
Hyongki Lee
Recent SWOT-related Publications | See All
Improved Error Estimates of a Discharge Algorithm for Remotely Sensed River Measurements: Test Cases on Sacramento and Garonne Rivers (2016)
Engaging the Applications Community of the Future Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission (2015)
Simulating Streamflow on Regulated Rivers Using Characteristic Reservoir Storage Patterns Derived from Synthetic Remote Sensing Data (2014)
Assessing the Potential Global Extent of SWOT River Discharge Observations (2014)

Meeting Presentations (15)

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Uncertainty Quantification for River Discharge and Implications for Data Assimilation [presentation]
David, C.H., Emery, C.M., Turmon, M.J., Hobbs, J.M., Reager, J.T., Famiglietti, J.S., Andreadis, K.M., and Beighley, E. (28-Jun-18)
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SWOT Application Working Group Report (2017-2018) [presentation]
Andral, A., Srinivasan, M., Beighley, E., and Hossain, F. (26-Jun-18)
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Advancing Early Adopters to Assess Future SWOT Mission Data Utility - Poster [poster]
Srinivasan, M.M., Hossain, F., Beighley, E., Peterson, C.A., and Andral, A. (14-Feb-18)
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River Model Inter-comparison Project (RivMIP) for SWOT [presentation]
David, C., Andreadis, K., Famiglietti, J.S., Beighley, R.E., Boone, A., Yamazaki, D., Kim, H., Fiset, J-M., Rodriguez, E., Biancamaria, S., Paiva, R., and Fisher, C. (28-Jun-17)
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Second SWOT Application Workshop Report [presentation]
Hossain, F., Andral, A., Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., and Beighley, E. (26-Jun-17)
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Integrating Lateral Contributions Along River Reaches to Improve SWOT Discharge Estimates [poster]
Beighley, E., Zhao, Y., Feng, D., Fisher, C.K., Raoufi, R., Durand, M.T., David, C.H., Lee, H., Boone, A.A., and Cretaux, J-F. (13-Dec-16). One derived data product planned for the SWOT mission is river discharge. Although there are several discharge algorithms that perform well for a range of conditions, this effort is focused on the MetroMan discharge algorithm. For example, in MetroMan, lateral inflow assumptions have been shown to impact performance. Here, the role of lateral inflows on discharge estimate performance is investigated.
Poster
Developing a Global Network of River Reaches in Preparation for SWOT [poster]
Lion, C., Pavelsky, T., Allen, G.H., Beighley, E., Schumann, G., and Durand, M.T. (13-Dec-16). A priori dataset for rivers is needed in order to facilitate analysis of raw SWOT data. The information required to produce this dataset includes measurements of river width, elevation, slope, planform, river network topology, and flow accumulation. To produce this product, we have linked two existing global datasets: the Global River Widths from Landsat (GRWL) database, which contains river centerline locations, widths, and a braiding index derived from Landsat imagery, and a modified version of the HydroSHEDS hydrologically corrected digital elevation product, which contains heights and flow accumulation measurements for streams at 3 arcseconds spatial resolution.
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Integrating Lateral Contributions Along River Reaches to Improve SWOT Discharge Estimates [poster]
Beighley, E., Zhao, Y., Feng, D., Fisher, C.K., Raoufi, R., Durand, M.T., David, C.H., Lee, H., Boone, A.A., and Cretaux, J-F. (13-Dec-16). One derived data product planned for the SWOT mission is river discharge. Although there are several discharge algorithms that perform well for a range of conditions, this effort is focused on the MetroMan discharge algorithm. For example, in MetroMan, lateral inflow assumptions have been shown to impact performance. Here, the role of lateral inflows on discharge estimate performance is investigated.
Poster
Preparing for the Ingestion of SWOT Data into Continental-scale River Models [poster]
David, C.H., Andreadis, K.M, Famiglietti, J.S., Beighley, R.E., Boone, A.A., Yamazaki, D., Kim, H., Gaborit, E., Rodriguez, E., Biancamaria, S., Paiva, R., and Schumann, G. J-P. (13-Dec-16). In preparation for the expected SWOT observations, an inter-comparison of continental-scale river models is being designed. We present here the preliminary architecture and early results of the inter-comparison in hope to motivate further community feedback and involvement.
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Applications Working Group (SAWG) [presentation]
Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., Andral, A., Dejus, M., Hossain, F., and Beighley, E. (15-Jun-16)
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Hydrology Applications [presentation]
Beighley, E. (14-Jun-16)
Poster
Integration of SWOT Measurements in Global Hydro Models [poster]
David, C., Andreadis, K., Famiglietti, J., Beighley, R., Boone, A., Yamazaki, D., Kim, H., Gaborit, E., Rodriguez, E., and Biancamaria, S. (14-Jun-16)
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Applications [presentation]
Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., Andral, A., Dejus, M., Hossain, F., and Beighley, E. (13-Jun-16)
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Engineering and Insurance Applications [presentation]
Beighley, E. (30-Jan-13)
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The Need for Water Surface Slopes and Channel Width-Depth Relationships - An Example from the Amazon Hydrologic-Hydraulic Modeling [presentation]
Beighley, E. (16-Sep-08)

Publications (4)

Yoon, Y., Garambois, P-A., Paiva, R.C.D., Durand, M., Roux, H., and Beighley, E. (2016). Improved Error Estimates of a Discharge Algorithm for Remotely Sensed River Measurements: Test Cases on Sacramento and Garonne Rivers, Water Resour. Res., 52(1), 278-294, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017319.
Srinivasan, M., Andral, A., Dejus, M., Hossain, F., Peterson, C., Beighley, E., Pavelsky, T., Chao, Y., Doorn, B., Bronner, E., and Houpert, L. (2015). Engaging the Applications Community of the Future Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7/W3, 1497-1504, doi: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-W3-1497-2015.
Yoon, Y. and Beighley, E. (2014). Simulating Streamflow on Regulated Rivers Using Characteristic Reservoir Storage Patterns Derived from Synthetic Remote Sensing Data, Hydrol. Process., 29, 2014-2026, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10342.
Pavelsky, T.M., Durand, M.T., Andreadis, K.M., Beighley, R.E., Paiva, R.C., Allen, G.H., and Miller, Z.F. (2014). Assessing the Potential Global Extent of SWOT River Discharge Observations, J. Hydrol., 519, 1516-1525, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.08.044.

Documents (3)

Integrating Lateral Contributions and Longitudinal Controls Along River Reaches to Improve SWOT Discharge Estimates
PI: Edward Beighley (21-Jun-17). This project aims to develop novel approaches for integrating lateral inflows and lake/reservoir outflows into an established SWOT discharge algorithm to reduce SWOT discharge errors.
2nd SWOT Applications User Workshop - Summary Report
Hossain, F., Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., and Beighley, E. (06-Apr-17). During April 5-6, 2017, a workshop was organized at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) headquarters (HQ) in Reston (Virginia) on the application potential of the planned Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. SWOT is a research satellite mission jointly developed by NASA, the French space agency (CNES), with participation from the Canadian and UK space agencies to serve both the hydrology and oceanography communities. This is the second such application workshop organized by SAWG to explore how best to maximize the user-readiness of the SWOT data after launch in 2021. More than fifty participants attended the workshop over the period of two days with many attending remotely as time permitted.
SWOT Applications Plan
Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., Andral, A., Dejus, M., Hossain, F., Cretaux, J-F., and Beighley, E. (26-Sep-14). This Plan outlines the applications-oriented Project and international partner efforts which are planned for the SWOT mission, outlines an approach to engaging the SWOT and AirSWOT end user community, and describes the methods to be used to achieve a successful and relevant program.