Title: Flood monitoring and mapping using passive microwave remote sensing: application in Namibia
Authors: DE GROEVE Tom
Citation: Geomatics, Natural hazards and Risk vol. 1 no. 1 p. 19-35
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC56135
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56135
DOI: 10.1080/19475701003648085
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Space-based river monitoring can provide a systematic, timely and impartial way to detect disastrous floods. This paper presents a new processing method for such data, resulting in daily flood magnitude time series for any arbitrary observation point on Earth, with lag times as short as 4h. This results in a daily update of major floods in the world, with an objective measure for their magnitude, useful for early humanitarian response. The technique is demonstrated on the 2009 floods in Southern Africa and the 2010 flood season in Namibia.
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