HyDrones, an innovative UAV embedded light altimeter to monitor continental water bodies: toward a new Cal/Val in-situ solution for future altimetry missions
Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting
Session: Science IV: 25 years of satellite altimetry for Cryosphere and Hydrology: from experimental to emerging operational applications
Presentation type: Type Poster
In this study, the performances of the HyDrones #MK1.1 light altimeter instrument dedicated to WSH are presented and compared to other measurement systems such as the CalNaGeo GNSS carpet during a 260 km length experiment over the Seine river. In addition, in the frame of Cal/Val in-situ activities dedicated to hydrology, HyDrones WSH time series are also compared to Jason-3 data on the Garonne river close to Marmande (South of France). Finally, the first results of the HyDrones #MK2 light bathymeter solution are presented for different hydrological contexts, aiming to provide an end-to-end/all-in-one Cal/Val in-situ solution for the future altimeter missions over continental water bodies.