Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing

Edited by
May 2021
266 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0066-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0067-6 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Imaging Floods and Glacier Geohazards with Remote Sensing that was published in

Environmental & Earth Sciences
Remote sensing plays a pivotal role in understanding where and how floods and glacier geohazards occur; their severity, causes and types; and the risk that they may pose to populations, activities and properties. By providing a spectrum of imaging capabilities, resolutions and temporal and spatial coverage, remote sensing data acquired from satellite, aerial and ground-based platforms provide key geo-information to characterize and model these processes. This book includes research papers on novel technologies (e.g., sensors, platforms), data (e.g., multi-spectral, radar, laser scanning, GPS, gravity) and analysis methods (e.g., change detection, offset tracking, structure from motion, 3D modeling, radar interferometry, automated classification, machine learning, spectral indices, probabilistic approaches) for flood and glacier imaging. Through target applications and case studies distributed globally, these articles contribute to the discussion on the current potential and limitations of remote sensing in this specialist research field, as well as the identification of trends and future perspectives.
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glacier surge; glacier collapse; rock-slope instability; hazard; Landsat; Sentinel 2; Tibet; flood extent mapping; supervised classification; NDWI; synthetic aperture radar (SAR); web application; synthetic aperture radar; offset tracking; displacements; Sentinel-1; glacier monitoring; flood mapping; damage assessment; SAR image; Sentinel-1; Landsat-8; Google Earth Engine; GEE; Bangladesh; SAR intensity time series; urban flood mapping; double bounce effect; Hurricane Matthew; flood; FPI; GRACE; terrestrial water storage anomaly; storage deficit; mass balance; snow depth; glacier retreat; surface DEM; elevation change; Sentinel; Secchi disk; chlorophyll a; sediments; phytoplankton; floods; Landsat-8; remote sensing; GIS; disaster mapping; damage assessment; Lower Chenab Plain; laserscanning; UAV—structure from Motion; multi-spectral satellite data; synthetic Aperture Radar; glacier lake evolution; glacier river; slope processes; rock fall; cryosphere; fusion; inundation probability; remote sensing; Hurricane Harvey; NDWI; ADCIRC; n/a