River Plain Flooding and Inundation. / April 29, 2009 /Floods constitute a serious threat to human life and must be prevented, monitored, and managed by relevant services and institutions. The possibilities of using remote sensing data in this area offer considerable advantages over conventional in-situ methods and airborne facilities.
The NTs OMZ developed a technological scheme of flood monitoring wherein remote sensing data is used at all stages of flood observation: in prediction, during flood, and after lowering of water level.
Early warning aimed at reducing natural disaster hazards is based upon using of satellite IR and microwave data and in specific cases using of visible data from AVHRR/NOAA and MODIS/TERRA spacecraft and from METEOR-M spacecraft in the near future.
After floods satellite high and very high data from RESURS-DK1 and in more recent times from prospective VULKAN-KANOPUS spacecraft may be used for flood-affected area classification, damage assessment and calculation.
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