Integrating remote sensing observations of flood hydrology and hydraulic modelling

PD Bates*, MS Horritt, CN Smith, D Mason

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Abstract

The further development of two-dimensional finite element models of river flood flow is currently constrained by a lack of data for rigorous parameterization and validation. Remote sensing techniques have the potential to overcome a number of these constraints thereby allowing a research design for model development. This is illustrated with reference to a case study of a two-dimensional finite element model applied to the Missouri River, Nebraska and compared with a synchronous Landsat TM image of hood inundation extent. The case study allows research needs for the integration of hydraulic modelling and remote sensing to be defined. (C) 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1777-1795
Number of pages19
JournalHydrological Processes
Volume11
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

Keywords

  • DISTRIBUTED SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
  • edge detection
  • hydraulic modelling
  • ALGORITHM
  • finite elements
  • CHANNEL FLOW
  • SIMULATION
  • FORESTS
  • IMAGERY
  • SYNTHETIC-APERTURE RADAR
  • FINITE-ELEMENT MODEL
  • floodplain flow
  • INUNDATION
  • BACKSCATTERING
  • remote sensing

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