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Flood warnings, flood disaster assessments, and flood hazard reduction: the roles of orbital remote sensing

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dc.contributor.author Brakenridge, G. Robert
dc.contributor.author Anderson, E.
dc.contributor.author Nghiem, Son V.
dc.contributor.author Caquard, S.
dc.contributor.author Shabaneh, T. B.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-28T23:25:54Z
dc.date.available 2005-12-28T23:25:54Z
dc.date.issued 2003-11
dc.identifier.citation 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Honolulu, HI, November 10-14, 2003 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 03-2739
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38308
dc.description.abstract Orbital remote sensing of the Earth is now poised to make three fundamental contributions towards reducing the detrimental effects of extreme floods. Effective Flood warning requires frequent 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 global coverage every 2+ 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 http://www.dartmouth.edu/~floods/Atlas.html. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA en
dc.format.extent 4923361 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003. en
dc.subject floods en
dc.subject hazards en
dc.subject scatterometry en
dc.subject radar en
dc.subject MODIS en
dc.title Flood warnings, flood disaster assessments, and flood hazard reduction: the roles of orbital remote sensing en
dc.type Preprint en


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