Remote sensing and hydrology



Recommendations made in 1974 to the National Academy of Sciences on applications of remote sensing to hydrology research ‘remain valid but mostly unmet,’ concludes a panel of the National Research Council's Space Applications Board. Included with the findings of the Panel on Water Resources are recommendations for research priorities for the 1980's.

Some progress has been made in remote-sensing applications to hydrology, the panel notes. It cites as examples Landsat, Seasat, the Heat Capacity Mapper, and the Landsat-D. However, the application has been too slow, according to the panel.