The GAUSS project supports the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in the provision of a new hydrological drought index based on satellite data.

SYKE supports Statistics Finland by providing hydrological measurements across the country, based on a network of 1690 in-situ stations. In this case study we complement these data points by virtual tide gauges, based on satellite altimeter data from Sentinel 3 and other spacecraft. These are taken together with in situ water gauges to measure river and lake heights across a wide region, and are then combined to produce a quantifiable hydrological drought index.

Use case-specific infographics have been developed to illustrate the project’s outcomes:

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This use case is led by FMI in collaboration with SYKE and Statistics Finland. For more information please contact the project team at the email above.

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