Next Article in Journal
Assessment of Agricultural Water Resources Sustainability in Arid Regions Using Virtual Water Concept: Case of South Khorasan Province, Iran
Next Article in Special Issue
Sustainability Analysis of Alternative Long-Term Management Strategies for Water Supply Systems: A Case Study in Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Previous Article in Journal
Evaluation of Four GLUE Likelihood Measures and Behavior of Large Parameter Samples in ISPSO-GLUE for TOPMODEL
Previous Article in Special Issue
Green Smart Technology for Water (GST4Water): Water Loss Identification at User Level by Using Smart Metering Systems
 
 
Article

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
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
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)
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
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

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. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030448

AMA Style

Psomiadis E, Soulis KX, 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(3):448. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030448

Chicago/Turabian Style

Psomiadis, Emmanouil, Konstantinos X. Soulis, Melpomeni Zoka, and Nicholas Dercas. 2019. "Synergistic Approach of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Flash-Flood Monitoring and Damage Assessment in Thessaly Plain Area, Greece" Water 11, no. 3: 448. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030448

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop