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Synergistic Approach of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Flash-Flood Monitoring and Damage Assessment in Thessaly Plain Area, Greece

Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos st., Athens 11855, Greece
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Water 2019, 11(3), 448; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030448
Received: 18 December 2018 / Revised: 16 February 2019 / Accepted: 26 February 2019 / Published: 3 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Insights on the Water–Energy–Food Nexus)
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Abstract

This paper describes the synergetic use of earth observation satellites optical and radar data with a high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) to detect flooded areas and explore the impacts of a flood event. A flash flood episode took place in May 2016, in the central-eastern part of West Thessaly (Central Greece). Landsat-7 ETM+ and a Sentinel-1 SAR images were acquired. For Landsat-7, several water indices were applied and for the Sentinel-1 a threshold method was implemented. Elevation data were also used to improve the delineation of the inundated areas, and to estimate flood water depth. Furthermore, Sentinel-2 images were utilized so as to record the land use/cover of the flooded area. The inundated areas and the affected cultivations were delineated with high precision, and the financial effects were evaluated. View Full-Text
Keywords: Landsat 7; Sentinel-2; Sentinel-1; GIS modeling; DEM; water indices; flash-flood mapping; damage evaluation Landsat 7; Sentinel-2; Sentinel-1; GIS modeling; DEM; water indices; flash-flood mapping; damage evaluation
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Psomiadis, E.; Soulis, K.X.; Zoka, M.; Dercas, N. Synergistic Approach of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Flash-Flood Monitoring and Damage Assessment in Thessaly Plain Area, Greece. Water 2019, 11, 448.

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