Special Issue "Advances in Remote Sensing of Flooding"


A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yong Wang
1 School of Resources and Environment, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2006 Xiyuan Road, Gaoxin Western District, Chengdu, Sichuan 611731, China; E-Mail: wangy2012@uestc.edu.cn
2 Department of Geography, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Website: http://myweb.ecu.edu/wangy/
E-Mail: wangy@ecu.edu
Interests: coastal shoreline and shoreline change; flood and wetland mapping; remote sensing and GIScience applications; and simulation and assessment of large-scale reservoirs and environmental systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the early morning of 30 October 2012 near New Jersey and New York areas, USA flooding caused by the storm has been documented by ground pictures, aerial photos, and satellite images. These remotely sensed data have been saturated TV and computer screens. In response to a flooding event, it is important quickly to predict and to determine the extent of flooding and landuse type under the floodwater. As observed from news media/TV, the mayor of New York City retracted his order from not a big deal event to an extremely dangerous one in less than 24 hours related Sandy. His ultimate order to evacuate has saved thousands of lives. Therefore, as humans are facing the ever-changing environments and advancing the science and technology especially remote sensing, we as scientists are equipped with advanced knowledge and sophistical instruments/tools, and we are obligated to predict and to capture the extent of flooding in an efficient and effective manner. This type of information is essential to our leaders and emergency responders, as well as concerned public. Access of such critical information can greatly assist comprehensive preparation, emergency response, and relief activity. This is the call for papers that study and document the advances in mapping a flood event using primarily remote sensing technique and datasets.

Prof. Dr. Yong Wang
Guest Editor


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  • flood and wetland mapping, and damage assessment
  • flood and mitigation activities
  • integration of geo-spatial and remotely sensed datasets in flood mapping
  • remote sensing and GIScience applications in mapping a flood event
  • remote sensing and hydrological and hydraulic modeling for a flood event, and
  • visualization and analysis of geo-spatial and remote sensing datasets for a flood event

Published Papers (6 papers)

by ,  and
Water 2014, 6(8), 2367-2393; doi:10.3390/w6082367
Received: 1 April 2014; in revised form: 28 July 2014 / Accepted: 28 July 2014 / Published: 11 August 2014
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by  and
Water 2014, 6(6), 1515-1545; doi:10.3390/w6061515
Received: 8 February 2014; in revised form: 14 May 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 30 May 2014
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by ,  and
Water 2014, 6(5), 1221-1245; doi:10.3390/w6051221
Received: 19 February 2014; in revised form: 13 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 7 May 2014
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by , , ,  and
Water 2013, 5(4), 1598-1621; doi:10.3390/w5041598
Received: 31 July 2013; in revised form: 23 September 2013 / Accepted: 24 September 2013 / Published: 7 October 2013
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by , ,  and
Water 2013, 5(4), 1533-1560; doi:10.3390/w5041533
Received: 29 July 2013; in revised form: 11 September 2013 / Accepted: 12 September 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013
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by  and
Water 2013, 5(3), 1036-1051; doi:10.3390/w5031036
Received: 25 April 2013; in revised form: 3 June 2013 / Accepted: 1 July 2013 / Published: 11 July 2013
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Last update: 17 April 2014

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