Water Observations from Space
This map can be used to better understand where water usually occurs across the continent and to plan water management strategies. WOfS is widely used in Australia for flood modelling and assessment of environmental water flows, and has been used overseas in Columbia, Kenya, Switzerland, and Cameroon to monitor water availability and desertification rates. WOfS can also be used to assist in making decisions regarding the sustainable use of water and historical risk modelling to plan for future floods, hazards and other natural disasters.
1 N. Mueller, A. Lewis, D. Roberts, S. Ring, R. Melrose, J. Sixsmith, L. Lymburner, A. McIntyre, P. Tan, S. Curnow, A. Ip, 2016. Water observations from space: Mapping surface water from 25 years of Landsat imagery across Australia. Remote Sensing of Environment 174, 341-352, ISSN 0034-4257.