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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, Elaine
dc.contributor.author Nghiem, Son V.
dc.contributor.author Caquard, Sebastien
dc.contributor.author Shabaneh, Tamer B.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-12T20:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-12T20:56:16Z
dc.date.issued 2003-11-10
dc.identifier.citation 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 10-14, 2003 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 03-2707
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40149
dc.description.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 http://www.dartmouth.edu/-floods/Atlas.html. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 524527 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject floods en
dc.subject hazards en
dc.subject radar en
dc.subject scatterometry en
dc.subject MODIS en
dc.subject RADARSAT en
dc.subject ASTER
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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