Claire Michailovsky PhD

Lecturer Water Accounting


Claire joined the Water Accounting and Water Productivity team at IHE as a lecturer in March 2017. In her work at IHE she focuses on the development and application of the Water Accounting Plus (WA+) method and tools, as well as providing trainings on WA+ and remote sensing for water resources.

Before joining IHE, Claire's work was focused on radar remote sensing for surface water. From 2013 to 2016 she worked as a Postdoctoral scholar at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) on the AirSWOT instrument and preparation for the Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission.

Claire's PhD research "Updating river basin models with radar altimetry" focused on the improvement of modeled discharge estimates through data assimilation of altimetry from the Envisat satellite mission. She carried out her PhD research on case studies in the Zambezi and Brahmaputra river basins.


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

P. Bauer-Gottwein, I. H. Jensen, R. Guzinski, G. K. T. Bredtoft, S. Hansen, and C. I. Michailovsky, 2015. Operational river discharge forecasting in poorly gauged basins: the Kavango River basin case study. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 1469-1485.

Michailovsky, C.I., and Bauer-Gottwein, P. 2014. Operational reservoir inflow forecasting with radar altimetry: the Zambezi case study. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18:997-1007.

Michailovsky, C.I., Milzow, C. and Bauer-Gottwein, P. 2013. Assimilation of Radar Altimetry to a Routing Model of the Brahmaputra River. Water Resources Research, 49 (8): 4807-4816.

Michailovsky, C.I., McEnnis, S., Berry, P.A.M., Smith, R., and Bauer-Gottwein, P. 2012. River monitoring from satellite radar altimetry in the Zambezi River basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 (7): 2181-2192.

Krogh, P.E., Andersen, O.B., Michailovsky, C.I., Bauer-Gottwein, P., Rowlands, D.D., Luthcke, S.B., and Chinn, D.S. 2010. Evaluating terrestrial water storage variations from regionally constrained GRACE mascon data and hydrological models over Southern Africa -preliminary results. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31 (14): 3899-3912.

Other publications

Pavelsky, T. M., C. H. David, R. O. Green, S. Fournier, C. I. Michailovsky, S. Calmant, J. –F. Cretaux, J. D. Bales, S. Biancamaria, T. S. Bianchi, C. Dupouy, M. M. Gierach, C. B. Jones, B. Laignel, M. P. Lamb, C. J. Legleiter, J. –M. Martinez, J. M. Melack, F. E. MullerKarger, J. E. Richey, E. Rodriguez, M. Simard, and L. C. Smith (2016), From the Mountains to the Sea: Interdisciplinary Science and Applications Driven by the Flow of Water, Sediment, and Carbon II, 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, 2nd Request for Information, submitted on 2016-05-17.

Bauer-Gottwein P., P. Bates, A. Getirana, K. Andreadis, P. Matgen, J. Neal, S. Biancamaria and C. Michailovsky. "Altimetry data assimilation in hydrological modeling". In: “Benveniste J., S. Vignudelli, A. Kostianov. Inland Water Altimetry, Springer, ISBN:978-3-642-22678-6.” (accepted).


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