Progress in integration of remote sensing– derived flood extent and stage data and hydraulic models

GJ-P Schumann, PD Bates, M. S. Horritt, P. Matgen, Florian Pappenberger

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Abstract

The ability to monitor floods with sensors mounted on aircraft and satellites has been known for decades. Early launches of satellites and the availability of aerial photography allowed investigation of the potential to support flood monitoring from as far as space. There have been notable studies on integrating data from these instruments with flood modeling since the late 1990s. There is now a consensus among space agencies to strengthen the support that satellites can offer. This trend has stimulated more research in this area, and significant progress has been achieved in recent years in fostering our understanding of the ways in which remote sensing can support or even advance flood modeling. This research goes considerably further than using a wet/dry flood map for model validation as in early studies of this type. Therefore, this paper aims to review recent and current efforts to aid advancing flood inundation modeling from space.
Translated title of the contributionProgress in integration of remote sensing– derived flood extent and stage data and hydraulic models
Original languageEnglish
Article number2008RG000274
Number of pages20
JournalReviews of Geophysics
Volume47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Publisher: AGU

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