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Assessing water availability over peninsular Malaysia using public domain satellite data products

Ali, Mohamad Idris and Hashim, Mazlan and Zin, H. S. M. (2014) Assessing water availability over peninsular Malaysia using public domain satellite data products. 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth (ISDE8), 18 (1). ISSN 1755-1315


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012187


Water availability monitoring is an essential task for water resource sustainability and security. In this paper, the assessment of satellite remote sensing technique for determining water availability is reported. The water-balance analysis is used to compute the spatio-temporal water availability with main inputs; the precipitation and actual evapotranspiration rate (AET), both fully derived from public-domain satellite products of Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) and MODIS, respectively. Both these satellite products were first subjected to calibration to suit corresponding selected local precipitation and AET samples. Multi-temporal data sets acquired 2000-2010 were used in this study. The results of study, indicated strong agreement of monthly water availability with the basin flow rate (r2 0.5, p < 0.001). Similar agreements were also noted between the estimated annual average water availability with the in-situ measurement. It is therefore concluded that the method devised in this study provide a new alternative for water availability mapping over large area, hence offers the only timely and cost-effective method apart from providing comprehensive spatio-temporal patterns, crucial in water resource planning to ensure water security

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:actual evapotranspiration, cost-effective methods, in-situ measurement, resource sustainability, satellite remote sensing, spatiotemporal patterns, tropical rainfall measurement missions, water resource planning
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:51935
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:52
Last Modified:29 Aug 2018 15:57

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