Abstract's details

Hydroclimatic zonation of the Congo basin based on altimetric series distributed throughout the basin

Mélanie BECKER (UAG/IRD, French Guiana)


Stéphane CALMANT (IRD, France); Joécila SANTOS da SILVA (UEA, Brazil); Vincent ROBINET (UAG/IRD, FRENCH GUIANA); Frédérique Seyler (IRD, FRENCH GUIANA)

Event: 2014 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Science Results from Satellite Altimetry: Inland waters (multi-mission and long-term monitoring)

Presentation type: Type Oral

Contribution: PDF file


The lack of observational hydro-climatic data obver the apst decade strongly limited the number of studies in the Congo basin. The large (~150) dataset of water level series gained by altimetry throughout the basin that we present in this tudy brings new lights on the hydrological regimes of various tributaries of the Congo river. A K-means analysis of the series produced a zonation in nine hydro-climatic regions. This grouping is compared to the spatial and temporal distribution of TRMM rainfalls.

Oral presentation show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Red salon Tue, Oct 28 2014,14:45 Tue, Oct 28 2014,15:00
Mélanie BECKER
French Guiana