ProjectSWOT Preparations for Ground-truthing, Discharge Product Development and Water Management Applications in Asian River Systems See All ► Generating More Hydropower with Less Dams and Better Ecosystem Outcomes: Is it Possible? (2020) A Fusion Approach for Water Area Classification Using Visible, Near Infrared and Synthetic Aperture Radar for South Asian Conditions (2019) The Early Adopter Program for the Surface Water Ocean Topography Satellite Mission: Lessons Learned in Building User Engagement during the Pre-launch Era (2019) Assessing the Potential of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission for Reservoir Monitoring in the Mekong River Basin (2019)
Meeting Presentations (18)
LOCSS - Citizen Science for Lake Validation [presentation]Pavelsky, T., Ghafoor, S., Hossain, F., Parkins, G., Rodgers, M., Topp, S., Yelton, S., and Crétaux, J.-F. (20-Jun-19)
2019 Overview of SWOT Application Activities: Lessons and Future Plans [presentation]Andral, A., Srinivasan, M., Beighley, E., and Houssain, F. (18-Jun-19)
Global Flood Wave Travel Times and SWOT Data Latency [presentation]Allen, G.H., David, C.H., Andreadis, K., Hossain, and Famigiletti, J.S. (28-Jun-18)
SWOT Application Working Group Report (2017-2018) [presentation]Andral, A., Srinivasan, M., Beighley, E., and Hossain, F. (26-Jun-18)
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)
Second SWOT Application Workshop Report [presentation]Hossain, F., Andral, A., Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., and Beighley, E. (26-Jun-17)
Evaluating the Benefits Provided by SWOT Data Towards Estimating Reservoir Residence Time in the Mekong River Basin [poster]Bonnema, M. and Hossain, F. (13-Dec-16). SWOT, when augmented by current satellite missions, will provide the necessary information to estimate the residence time of reservoirs across the entire Mekong River Basin in a more comprehensive way than ever before. In this study, we first combine observations from current satellite missions (altimetry, spectral imaging, precipitation) to estimate the residence times of existing reservoirs. We then use this information to project how future reservoirs will increase the residence time of the river system.
Applications Working Group (SAWG) [presentation]Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., Andral, A., Dejus, M., Hossain, F., and Beighley, E. (15-Jun-16)
SWOT ST Preparations for Ground-Truthing, Discharge Product Development and Water Management Applications in Asian River Systems [poster]Hossain, F. and Bonnema, M. (14-Jun-16)
Applications [presentation]Srinivasan, M., Peterson, C., Andral, A., Dejus, M., Hossain, F., and Beighley, E. (13-Jun-16)
Transboundary Reservoir Outflow Estimation for Water Management: SWOT-GPM Mission Interaction [presentation]Hossain, F. (09-Jul-15)
Application Value of 250 m Near-Real Time (NRT) SWOT Elevation Data [presentation]Hossain, F. and Schumann, G. (07-Jul-15)
SWOT Contributions to Improved Understanding of Human Impacts on Hydrology [presentation]Biancamaria, S. and Hossain, F. (13-Jan-15)
Operational Altimeter Based Flood Forecasting System [presentation]Hossain, F., Lee, H., Shum, C.K., Biancamaria, S., Tseng, S., Yi, Y., Turk, J., Lettenmaier, D., Limaye, A., Irwin, D., Alsdorf, D., and Doorn, B. (16-Jan-14)
Data Product Overview [presentation]Callahan, P., Hossain, F., and Ricci, S. (15-Jan-14)
The Impact of SWOT on Hydrologic Science: Part One, Rivers & Floodplains [presentation]Durand, M., Pavelsky, T., Smith, L., Gleason, C., Cretaux, J-F., Hossain, F., and Biancamaria, S. (14-Jan-14)
Improving the Accuracy and Reliability of Space-Borne Discharge Estimation from SWOT for Low-lying Humid Tropical Regions of the World [presentation]Hossain, F. (28-Jan-13)
Potential Role of SWOT for International Issues of Surface Water Monitoring [presentation]Hossain, F. (16-Sep-08)
Ahmad, S., Bonnema, M., and Hossain, F. (2020). Generating More Hydropower with Less Dams and Better Ecosystem Outcomes: Is it Possible?, Int. Water Power Dam Constr., January 2020.
Ahmad, S., Hossain, F., Eldardiry, H., and Pavelsky, T. (2019). A Fusion Approach for Water Area Classification Using Visible, Near Infrared and Synthetic Aperture Radar for South Asian Conditions, IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett., Early Access Article, 1-10, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2950705.
Hossain, F. and Bonnet, M. (2019). The Early Adopter Program for the Surface Water Ocean Topography Satellite Mission: Lessons Learned in Building User Engagement during the Pre-launch Era, B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 100 (11), doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0235.1.
Bonnema, M. and Hossain, F. (2019). Assessing the Potential of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission for Reservoir Monitoring in the Mekong River Basin, Water Res. Res., 55 (1), 444-461, doi: 10.1029/2018WR023743.
Beighley, E., Srinivasan, M., Andral, A., and Hossain, F. (2019). Preparing for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission: Engaging the User Community, Am. Wat. Res. IMPACT, 21(2):30-3.
Biswas, N.K., Hossain, F., Bonnema, M., Okeowo, M.A., and Lee, H. (2018). An Altimeter Height Extraction Technique for Dynamically Changing Rivers of South and South-East Asia, Remote Sens. Environ., 221, 24-37, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.10.033.
Allen, G.H., David, C., Andreadis, K.M., Hossain, F. and Fariglietti, J.S. (2018). Global Estimates of River Flow Wave Travel Times and Implications for Low-Latency Satellite Data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, doi: 10.1029/2018GL077914.
Hossain, F., Andral, A., and Srinivasan, M. (2017). Putting Satellite Maps of Surface Water to Practical Use, EOS, 98, doi:10.1029/2017EO081157.
Hossain, F., et al. (2017). Engaging the User Community for Advancing Societal Applications of the Surface Water Ocean Topography Mission, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, ES285-S290, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0161.1.
Bonnema, M. and Hossain, F. (2017). Inferring Reservoir Operating Patterns Across the Mekong Basin Using Only Space Observations, Water Resour. Res., 53, 3791-3810, doi: 10.1002/2016WR019978.
Hossain, F., et al. (2016). A Global Capacity Building Vision for Societal Applications of Earth Observing Systems and Data: Key Questions and Recommendations, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97, 1295-1299, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00198.1.
Durand, M., Gleason, C.J., Garambois, P.-A., Bjerklie, D., Smith, L.C., Roux, H., Rodriguez, E., Bates, P.D., Pavelsky, T.M., Monnier, J., Chen, X., Di Baldassarre, G., Fiset, J-M., Flipo, N., Frasson, R.P.D., Fulton, J., Goutal, H., Hossain, F., Humphries, E., Minear, J.T., Mukolwe, M.M., Neal, J.C., Ricci, S., Sanders, B.F., Schumann, G., Schubert, J.E., and Vimlin, L. (2016). An Intercomparison of Remote Sensing River Discharge Estimation Algorithms from Measurements of River Height, Width, and Slope, Water Resour. Res., 52, 4527-4549, doi: 10.1002/2015WR018434.
Bonnema, M., Sikder, S., Mao, Y., Chen, X., Hossain, F., Pervin, I.A., Rahman, S.M.M., and Lee, H. (2016). Understanding Satellite-based Monthly-to-Seasonal Reservoir Outflow Estimation as a Function of Hydrologic Controls, Water Resour. Res., 52, 4095-4115, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017830.
Kansakar, P. and Hossain, F. (2016). A Review of Applications of Satellite Earth Observation Data for Global Societal Benefit and Stewardship of Planet Earth, Space Policy, 36, 46-54, doi: 10.1016/j.spacepol.2016.05.005.
Escobar, V.M., Srinivasan, M., and Arias, S.D. (2016). Improving NASA’s Earth Observation Systems and Data Programs Through the Engagement of Mission Early Adopters, In: Hossain F. (eds) Earth Science Satellite Applications: Current and Future Prospects. Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry, 223-267, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_9.
Bonnema, M., Sikder, S., Hossain, F., Bjerklie, D., Durand M., and Gleason, C. (2016). Benchmarking Wide Swath Altimetry Based River Discharge Estimation Algorithms for the Ganges River System, Water Resour. Res., 52, 2439-2461, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017296.
Hossain, F. (ed.) (2016). Earth Science Satellite Applications: Current and Future Prospects, Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry, Switzerland, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_1.
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.
Paiva, R.C.D., Durand, M.T., and Hossain, F. (2015). Spatiotemporal Interpolation of Discharge Across a River Network by Using Synthetic SWOT Satellite Data, Water Resour. Res., 51, 430-449, doi:10.1002/2014WR015618.
Biancamaria, S., Hossain, F., and Lettenmaier, D.P. (2011). Forecasting Transboundary River Water Elevations from Space, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L11401, doi: 10.1029/2011GL047290.
SWOT Preparations for Ground-truthing, Discharge Product Development and Water Management Applications in Asian River SystemsPI: Faisal Hossain (25-May-17). With rising population growth and increasing demand for resources, surface water is being redistributed and artificially managed to the extent that there are few pristine river basins left today in populated regions without the strong human footprint caused by water diversions, barrages, dams and irrigation projects. The current reality is that in these populated regions of the world, it has become intractable to have accurate knowledge of the management component of water for physically predicting the surface water component of the human-impacted water cycle.
3rd SWOT Applications User Workshop - Summary ReportHossain, 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 PlanSrinivasan, 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.