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Description of SAHG

The Satellite Applications and Hydrology Group is located in the School of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management at the University of KZN in Durban, South Africa. The SAHG focuses on research relating to the use of remote sensing data in Hydrology.

The group has worked (often in collaboration with the SA Weather Service) on stochastic modelling of radar rainfall fields, stochastic nowcasting of rainfall fields measured by radar and satellite, combining satellite, radar and gauge data to yield the 'best' daily rainfall fields over southern Africa, catchment modelling for flood forecasting, and exploring the feasibility of remote sensing of soil moisture in the region. SAHG currently participates in international and national contracts to achieve these ends.

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