AITM News and Events >> Seminar on “Satellite Remote Sensing Application in Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling”


Dr. Tarendra Lakhankar, a Research Scientist at NOAA-CREST Center at the City University of New York delivered a seminar at AITM on December 2, 2013. The title of the seminar was “Satellite Remote Sensing Application in Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling”.

In the context of the earth observing remove sensing satellites becoming an important tool in analyzing the Earth’s surface characteristics, he highlighted potential applications of remote-sensing products in hydrology and water resources with a great deal of examples. His talk started with a basic science behind remote sensing techniques and then followed by available remote sensing products of potential use in hydrology and water resources sector, available tools and techniques for extracting hydrological information from remotely sense products, and demonstrated their applications with selected examples. Dr. Lakhankar also highlighted current remote sensing projects he is working with, including soil moisture and snow estimation.
Over forty participants from AITM and outside joined the seminar. Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey, a faculty member at AITM, welcomed the participants and speaker in the program and Mr. Pramod Pradhan, Director of AITM, closed the program with closing remarks. Prof. Sudarshan Raj Tiwari, Co-chair of AITM Academic Council, handed token of appreciation to the guests Dr. Lakhankar and Prof Shana Gillatte from Colorado State University in USA.
On the sideline of the seminar, a brainstorming meeting was held between AITM, City University of New York and the Colorado State University to explore potential areas of collaboration. From AITM side, Pramod Pradhan (Director, AITM), Mr. Bhupadas Rajbhandari (Executive Director, AITM) and relevant faculty members (e.g., Dr. Madhav Narayan Shrestha and Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey) were present in the meeting. Some of the areas of shared interests were identified. Both sides agreed to continue communication to materialize this beginning to a fruitful collaboration in solving water and environment problems in the region.


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