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Last updated April 15, 2020
Created April 15, 2020
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Name Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing through the Upper Mekong Basin under Natural (Unimpeded) Conditions

This study developed a reliable and simple model that predicts the natural flow of the Upper Mekong, then used this prediction to determine how the cascade of dams built on the Upper Mekong is altering the natural flow of the river. The foundation of this study is based on satellite data from 1992 to 2019 and daily river height gauge data from Chiang Saen, Thailand. Eyes on Earth, Inc. and Global Environmental Satellite Observations, Inc. have developed proprietary software, which is based on an algorithm that translates microwave observations measured by the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMI/S) into a land surface wetness index.

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