February 15, 2018

Introduction to Using the VIC Hydrologic Model with NASA Earth Observations

Hydrologic modeling is useful for flood, drought, and water resources management. The Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) Model uses inputs to better understand hydrological processes in near real-time. Many of the inputs are available from NASA remote sensing and Earth system models, allowing the model to provide soil moisture, evapotranspiration and runoff as outputs. Together with precipitation data, these outputs provide quantitative assessment of a regional water budget. This introductory training will include an overview of the model, sources of satellite-derived input data, and implementation of the model.

Course Dates: Three, 1 hour sessions. Sessions will be held on Thursdays, February 15 – March 1 from 09:00 – 10:00 and 18:00 – 19:00 EST (UTC -5). The session is broadcast twice per day to allow for international participation.

Location: Online Course
Host: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)
Type: Online Course
Contact: brockbl1@umbc.edu
Language: en