Successful Master Thesis Defense by Narges Mohammadi Khoshouei

Successful Master Thesis Defense by Narges Mohammadi Khoshouei

m

October 6, 2023

On October 06, 2023, Narges Mohammadi Khoshouei (Sanaz) successfully defended her master’s thesis entitled “Short-term forecast of water reservoir dynamics by integrating earth observation and hydrological modeling for dam management” at the Earth Observation Research Cluster.

The thesis was supervised by Dr. Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt (Earth Observation Research Cluster, University of Würzburg) and Dr. Paolo Nasta (Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Portici, Italy).

Abstract of the thesis: Reservoirs play an important role in the hydrological cycle, serving as valuable assets for hydropower generation, domestic and industrial water consumption, and irrigation. In this study, the volume variations of a Mediterranean water reservoir were examined from 2017 to 2020 by merging surface water area extracted from Sentinel-1 and water level from the prediction of a hydrological model. The method is validated using in situ storage variation measurements. The R² value of -0.19 demonstrates that the water storage variation dynamics cannot be efficiently captured with the proposed method. Although the water area methods upon improvement have the potential to be used for monitoring and further be coupled with more accurate water level for providing operational information on conditions in ungauged reservoirs.

We wish Sanaz all the best for her future career!

you may also like:

‘Super Test Site Würzburg’ project meeting

‘Super Test Site Würzburg’ project meeting

After the successful "Super Test Site Würzburg" measurement campaign in June (please see here: https://remote-sensing.org/super-test-site-wurzburg-from-the-idea-to-realization/ ), the core team from the University of Würzburg, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,...

EORC Talk: Geolingual Studies: A New Research Direction

EORC Talk: Geolingual Studies: A New Research Direction

On July 19th, Lisa Lehnen and Richard Lemoine Rodríguez, two postdoctoral researchers of the Geolingual Studies project, gave an inspiring presentation at the EORC talk series.   In the talk titled "Geolingual Studies – a new research direction", they...

EO support for UrbanPArt field work

EO support for UrbanPArt field work

From May to September, Karla Wenner, a PhD student at the Juniorprofessorship for Applied Biodiversity Science, will be sampling urban green spaces and semi-natural grasslands in Würzburg as part of the UrbanPArt project. Our cargo bikes support the research project...

Cinematic drone shots

Cinematic drone shots

We spend quite some time in the field conducting field work, from lidar measurements to vegetation samples in order to correlate it with remote sensing data to answer various research questions concerning global change. Field work is always a 24/7 work load and...

Sommer event at DLR EOC

Sommer event at DLR EOC

Some of our staff joined the DLR EOC summer event and spend the day talking with various colleagues from DLR as well as experiencing the newest developments such as the virtual reality experiences by the department of Nils Sparwasser. Beside various topical...

Media reports on our work

Media reports on our work

We recently reported on our study published in The LANCET Planetary Health Journal on the impact of urban configuration types on urban heat islands, air pollution, CO2 emissions, and mortality – please see here:...