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Title: Flood warnings, flood disaster assessments, and flood hazard reduction : the roles of orbital remote sensing
Authors: Brakenridge, G. Robert
Anderson, Elaine
Nghiem, Son V.
Caquard, Sebastien
Shabaneh, Tamer B.
Keywords: floods
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2003
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 10-14, 2003
Abstract: Orbital remote sensing is now poised to make three fundamental contributions towards reducing the detrimental effects of extreme floods. Effective Flood warning requires frequent (near-daily) radar observation of the Earth's surface through cloud cover. In contrast, both optical and radar wavelengths will increasingly be used for disaster assessment and hazard reduction. These latter tasks are accomplished, in part, by accurate mapping of flooded lands and commonly over periods of several days or more. We use radar scatterometer data from QuikSCAT to detect changes in surface water area and with a full global coverage every 2.5 days. Also, MODIS, RADARSAT, and other higher spatial resolution data are used for flood mapping and other flood measurements. These records are preserved in a global flood hazard atlas at
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