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Studying changes of sea level and water storage for coastal regions in West-Africa, using satellite and terrestrial data sets (COAST).


01.06.2015 - 30.06.2018

Funding Agency

DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)


Prof. Dr.-Eng. Annette Eicker

Prof. Dr.-Eng. Jürgen Kusche

M. Sc. Anne Springer

Dr.-Eng. Roelof Rietbroek


In this project we study methods for the integrated analysis of sea level and water storage for coastal regions, using space-borne (GRACE, SMOS, ASCAT, ERS1/2 and radar-altimetric) data, oceanographic (ARGO), terrestrial (tide-gauge, hydrological) data and models. We aim at investigating and quantifying ongoing effects of climate change with particular emphasis on the coastal areas of several West-African countries, and at improving hydrological modeling at the regional scale by assimilating space-borne data into dynamic models of the terrestrial hydrological cycle.
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