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HEC-RAS Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Floods in India

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Ganges and Yamuna river seen from space by MODIS/Aqua on 21 June 2013

In June 2013, North India experienced heavy rainfall that triggered devastating floods and landslides in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The early monsoon rains causing the floods are believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. As of 24 June 2013, more than 600 people are confirmed dead while 80,000 have been rescued.

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Disaster Type: 

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Satellite Imagery & Maps: Floods in Northern India

Name: 

Floods in India

Region: 

Northern India

Occurance Date: 

20/06/2013
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latitude: 

29

longitude: 

79

Floods in Europe

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In early June 2013, widespread flooding in central Europe has inundated swathes of Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.

Pre-Flood Soil Moisture:

ESA's SMOS satellite captured the extremely high soil moisture levels monitored previous to the floods on 31 May and 2 June 2013.

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Link compilation: Satellite images for Floods in Europe

Name: 

Floods in Central Europe

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2013-000068-DEU

Region: 

Central Europe

Occurance Date: 

02/06/2013
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latitude: 

49

longitude: 

13

Floods in Israel, Palestine and Jordan

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On 10 January 2013 the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for floods in the Middle East to provide satellite imagery and derived maps. UN-SPIDER/UNOOSA requested the activation on behalf of UNOCHA, Pt Jerusalem Office. The National Space Organization (NSPO) already provided a Formosat2 image taken on 12 January 2013 over Palestine. The Imagery was processed by the FCU (Feng Chia University) GIS team.

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Floods

Region: 

Middle East

Occurance Date: 

10/01/2013
activated

latitude: 

32

longitude: 

35

Flooded areas determination using radar satellite images in Slovenia 2010

 

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Bibliographic reference: 

T. Veljanovski et al. (2011). Flooded areas determination using radar satellite images in Slovenia 2010. Proc. of the ESA-EUSC-JRC 2011, Image Information Mining conference. paper 34, p. 141-144

The OPERA project: EO-based flood risk management in Italy

 

External Contact Person: 

Giorgio Boni

Email: 

giorgio.boni [at] cimafoundation.org
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Bibliographic reference: 

G. Boni et al. (2009). The OPERA project: EO-based flood risk management in Italy. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2009 IEEE International, IGARSS 2009. 12-17 July 2009. Volume: 2, Page(s): II-929 - II-932

Health impacts of floods in Europe. Data gaps and information needs from a spatial perspective

 

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Bibliographic reference: 

Jakubicka, T.; Vos, F.; Phalkey, R.; Guha-Sapir, D.; Marx, M. (2010). Health impacts of floods in Europe: data gaps and information needs from a spatial perspective. Catholic University of Louvain. Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)/Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg. Institut für Public Health: Heidelberg. 41 pp.

Analysis of Lidar Elevation Data for Improved Identification and Delineation of Lands Vulnerable to Sea-Level Rise

 

External Contact Person: 

Dean B. Gesch

Email: 

gesch [at] usgs.gov
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Bibliographic reference: 

Gesch, D.B., 2009. Analysis of lidar elevation data for improved identification and delineation of lands vulnerable to sea-level rise.
Journal of Coastal Research, SI(53), 49–58.

Advancing Extreme Weather Monitoring from Space: From TRMM to GPM

 

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Bibliographic reference: 

D. Kirschbaum, A. Hou (2011). Advancing Extreme Weather Monitoring from Space: From TRMM to GPM. Earthzine, posted on April 18th, 2011 in Articles, Earth Observation, Extreme Weather

The Global Flood Detection System

 

External Contact Person: 

Tom de Groeve
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Z. Kugler, T. de Groeve (2007). The Global Flood Detection System. JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, JRC 44149. 20p.

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