Surface Water Remote Sensing

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Water Resources Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 34
Organizers: Jessica Fayne
Chairs: Jessica Fayne

Call for Submissions

If your work is related to surface water hydrology and remote sensing, please consider submitting an abstract to the session Surface Water Remote Sensing at the (virtual) AAG Annual Meeting 2021.
We hope to include a broad range of remote sensing studies related to remote sensing of water, including 1) water detection, 2) wetland mapping, 3) discharge, 4) water storage, 5) near- and saturated soil moisture, 6) floods, and 7) precipitation-induced landslides. Multi-scalar analyses are welcomed, especially those studies focusing on high-resolution (<30m) analyses. All methodologies and datasets are additionally welcomed, including optical, microwave, and downscaled products.

Please contact the session organizer, Jessica Fayne (, with the abstract and author PIN to participate in the session.


Globally, small and transient water bodies remain poorly mapped. At the same time, vegetation encroachment, limited sensor resolutions, and cloud cover hinder the ability to map inland water features using current field, airborne, and spaceborne remote sensing technologies. Given the difficulty of access, harsh weather, and data acquisition limitations, there have been very few studies on small water bodies, wetlands, or transient water. Precipitation-induced soil saturation leads to flooding and landslides. Socio-political implications to these studies include human displacement and changes to global carbon sequestration due to changes in water availability, increases in flood and drought frequency, changing transportation routes, and destruction from floods and landslides.

This session seeks papers addressing remote sensing techniques that are sensitive to fine-scale changes in surface water presence for a variety of different physiographic land covers, as well as spatial and temporal resolutions. All methodologies and datasets are additionally welcomed, including optical, microwave, and downscaled products using remote sensing and GIS.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Jessica Fayne University of California - Los Angeles 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Ekaterina Lezine*, , Laurence Smith, Brown University, Remote Sensing of Surface Water Connectivity across the Canadian Shield 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Daniel Shults*, Arkansas State University, John W Nowlin, Arkansas State University, Michele L Reba, USDA ARS Delta Water Management Research Unit, Joseph H Massey, USDA ARS Delta Water Management Research Unit, Ahmed Hashem, Arkansas State University, Modeling Technique for Reservoir Identification in Eastern Arkansas 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Tarini Shukla*, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Craig Allan, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Wenwu Tang, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Shen-en Chen, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Estimation of channel erosion by multi-modal data fusion using unmanned aerial system, sonar and terrestrial LiDAR 15 2:15 PM

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