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Flood mapping from Sentinel-1 and Landsat-8 data: a case study from river Evros, Greece
Author(s): Aggeliki Kyriou; Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos
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Paper Abstract

Floods are suddenly and temporary natural events, affecting areas which are not normally covered by water. The influence of floods plays a significant role both in society and the natural environment, therefore flood mapping is crucial. Remote sensing data can be used to develop flood map in an efficient and effective way. This work is focused on expansion of water bodies overtopping natural levees of the river Evros, invading the surroundings areas and converting them in flooded. Different techniques of flood mapping were used using data from active and passive remote sensing sensors like Sentinlel-1 and Landsat-8 respectively. Space borne pairs obtained from Sentinel-1 were processed in this study. Each pair included an image during the flood, which is called “crisis image” and another one before the event, which is called “archived image”. Both images covering the same area were processed producing a map, which shows the spread of the flood. Multispectral data From Landsat-8 were also processed in order to detect and map the flooded areas. Different image processing techniques were applied and the results were compared to the respective results of the radar data processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9644, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VI, 964405 (20 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194449
Show Author Affiliations
Aggeliki Kyriou, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9644:
Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VI
Ulrich Michel; Karsten Schulz; Manfred Ehlers; Konstantinos G. Nikolakopoulos; Daniel Civco, Editor(s)

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