COC 825 - Remote Sensing Applied to Hydrology


The course, which will be taught in English, introduces the fundamentals of modeling and simulation in water resources with a focus on construction and use of  rainfall-runoff models. These models are important tools in the process of water resources management and environmental management process in river basins. From this framework, the course introduces the fundamentals of remote sensing in order to apply in the area of water resources.

Ementa (Syllabus)


  1.    Introduction to water resources modeling
  2. Rainfall-runoff models
  3. Hydrological simulation using rainfall-runoff models
  4. Watershed modeling: datasets, model structure and calibration/validation procedures
  5. Introduction to remoto sensing: v.1 - objective and fundamentals; v.2 - eletromagnetic spectrum; v.3 - sensors and applications in hydrology; v.4 - computational aspects
  6. Geometric correction and cartographic projections
  7. Image enhancement: contrast; filtering
  8. Image classification: viii.1 - pattern recognition; viii.2 - methods of classification


Bibliografia (Bibliography


[1] BEVEN, K. (2006) - Streamflow Generation Processes - Benchmark Papers in Hydrology - IAHS - International Association of Hydrological Sciences

[2] Richards, J. A. (1986), Remote Sensing: An introduction to Image Analysis, Springer-Verlag

[3] Campbell, J. B. (1987), Introduction to Remote Sensing, The Guilford Press, New York  



Otto Corrêa Rotunno Filho


Créditos / CH (Credits/ Workload)

3.0 / 45h