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Water 2015, 7(11), 6404-6410; doi:10.3390/w7116404

Advances in Remote Sensing of Flooding

Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Academic Editor: Miklas Scholz
Received: 10 October 2015 / Revised: 5 November 2015 / Accepted: 6 November 2015 / Published: 12 November 2015
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Abstract

With the publication of eight original research articles, four types of advances in the remote sensing of floods are achieved. The uncertainty of modeled outputs using precipitation datasets derived from in situ observations and remote sensors is further understood. With the terrestrial laser scanner and airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) coupled with high resolution optical and radar imagery, researchers improve accuracy levels in estimating the surface water height, extent, and flow of floods. The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) can be the game changer in the acquisition and application of remote sensing data. The UAS may fly everywhere and every time when a flood event occurs. With the development of urban structure maps, the flood risk and possible damage is well assessed. The flood mitigation plans and response activities become effective and efficient using geographic information system (GIS)-based urban flood vulnerability and risk maps. View Full-Text
Keywords: flood; flood risk analyses and mitigation; geographic information system (GIS); mapping flood extent and assessing flood damage; remote sensing and geospatial technologies and datasets flood; flood risk analyses and mitigation; geographic information system (GIS); mapping flood extent and assessing flood damage; remote sensing and geospatial technologies and datasets
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