Dr Ben Gouweleeuw: researching the use of spatially variable data in hydrological modelling
Dr Ben Gouweleeuw is leading research on the use of spatially variable data, including remote sensing, in hydrological modelling.
6 October 2009 | Updated 14 October 2011
Dr Ben Gouweleeuw is currently involved in the Condamine-Balonne project developing a prototype operational system to estimate flood extent and volume using a combination of remote sensing and river modelling techniques.
Dr Gouweleeuw is also involved in WIRADA 3.1 Water Resources Assessment and Water Use Accounting to investigate the use of satellite-based surface moisture retrievals in hydrological modelling.
Research topics of special interest have included:
Dr Gouweleeuw received his Doctor of Philosophy from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2000 for work related to drought monitoring in central Spain using satellite passive microwave technology.
Dr Ben Gouweleeuw is currently involved in the Condamine-Balonne project developing a prototype operational system to estimate flood extent and volume.
After dedicating five years to flood forecasting at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Italy, he returned to microwave remote sensing at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, USA.
Dr Gouweleeuw has been awarded a:
Master of Science from the Vrije Universteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1992.
Doctor of Philosophy also from the Vrije Universiteit, in 2000.
Dr Gouweleeuw is the co-author of six journal articles and nine conference papers.
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