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Heihe Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research (HiWATER)

HiWATER is designed to be a comprehensive eco-hydrological experiment in the framework of the “Integrated research on the eco-hydrological process of the Heihe River Basin” , based on the diverse needs of the interdisciplinary studies of the research plan and the existing observing infrastructures in the basin. The overall objective of HiWATER is to improve the observability of hydrological and ecological processes, to build a world-class watershed observing system and to enhance the applicability of remote sensing in integrated eco-hydrological studies and water recourse management at the basin scale. HiWATER was formally initialized in May 2012 and will last four years until 2015.

HiWATER is jointly supported by two project groups titled “Heihe Watershed Allied Telemetry Experimental Research” (grant numbers: 91125001, 91125002, 91125003, 91125004) and “Remote Sensing Data Products in the Heihe River Basin: Algorithm Development, Data Products Generation and Application Experiments” (KZCX2-XB3-15), which are funded by the NSFC and Chinese Academy of Sciences, respectively.