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Special Issue "Remote Sensing in Flood Monitoring and Management"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
Dr. Guy J.-P. Schumann Website E-Mail
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, BS81SS Bristol, UK, RSS-Hydro Sarl-S, Dudelange Innovation Hub, L-3593 Dudelange, Luxembourg
Interests: flood hydrology; hydraulic modelling; remote sensing; SAR; flood disaster response assistance
It is well known that floods can be mapped and monitored with remotely sensed data acquired by aircraft and satellites. The sensors and data processing techniques that exist to derive information about floods are numerous. Instruments that record flood events may operate in the visible, thermal and microwave range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Due to the limitations posed by adverse weather conditions during flood events, active radar (SAR and altimetry) is invaluable for monitoring floods; however, if a visible image of flooding can be acquired, retrieving useful information from this is often more straightforward. Apart from providing direct information about flooding, remote sensing data can also be integrated with flood models (via model calibration or validation, and data assimilation techniques) or provide floodplain topography data to augment the amount and type of information available for efficient flood management. There have been notable studies on integrating remotely sensed data with flood modeling since the late 1990s and there is now a general consensus among space agencies to strengthen the support that satellite missions can offer. This trend has stimulated more research in this area, and significant progress has been achieved in recent years in fostering our understanding of the ways in which remote sensing can support flood monitoring and management. This research goes considerably further than using a wet/dry flood map for model validation as in early studies of this type. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to collect papers on current efforts to aid advancing flood monitoring and management through remotely sensed data. The following list gives an overview of the topics we are looking for, but is by no means exhaustive:
- Remote sensing in flood mapping applications
- Remote sensing and flood risk (e.g. for damage assessment, etc.)
- The use of remotely sensed flood-related data (e.g. water level, flooded area) in flood model calibration / validation studies
- Remotely sensed flood-related data and integration with flood models via data assimilation (DA)
- The use of remote sensing-derived floodplain topography (floodplain DEM) in flood studies
Dr. Guy J-P. Schumann
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- remote sensing
- radar altimetry
- synthetic aperture radar imagery
- visible imagery
- hydrodynamic (hydraulic) modeling
- flood risk
- flood hazard mapping