Severe Storm

Use of the European Severe Weather Database to Verify Satellite-Based Storm Detection or Nowcasting

Severe thunderstorms constitute a major weather

External Contact Person: 

Caroline Forster

Email: 

caroline.forster [at] dlr.de
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Dotzek, N. & C. Forster (2008): Use of the European Severe Weather Database to verify satellite- based storm detection or nowcasting. Proc. 2008 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Darmstadt, 8-12 September 2008, 8 pp.

Post-hurricane Forest Damage Assessment Map Using Satellite Remote Sensing

This study developed a rapid assessment algorithm for post-hurricane forest damage estimation using moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) measurements. The performance of five commonly used vegetation indices as post-hurricane forest damage indicators was investigated through statistical analysis. The Normalized Difference Infrared Index (NDII) was identified as the optimal damage indicator among these vegetation indices.

External Contact Person: 

W. Wang

Email: 

wwang [at] gmu.edu
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Wang, W., Qu, J. J., Hao, X., Liu, Y., & Stanturf, J. a. (2010). Post-hurricane forest damage assessment using satellite remote sensing. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150(1), 122-132.

Deployment of Remote Sensing Technology for Multi-Hazard Post-Katrina Damage Assessment within a Spatially-Tiered Reconnaissance Framework

 

External Contact Person: 

Beverley J. Adams

Email: 

bja [at] imagecatinc.com
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Adams, B. J. et al (2006). Deployment of remote sensing technology for multi-hazard post-Katrina damage assessment within a spatially-tiered reconnaissance framework. Fourth International Workshop on Remote Sensing for Post Disaster Response Cambridge, UK.

Categorizing Natural Disaster Damage Assessment Using Satellite-based Geospatial Techniques

 

External Contact Person: 

S.W. Myint

Email: 

soe.myint [at] asu.edu
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Myint, S. W., Yuan, M., Cerveny, R. S., & Giri, C. (2008). Categorizing natural disaster damage assessment using satellite-based geospatial techniques. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 8(4), 707-719.

Remote Sensing and Recovery: A Case Study on the Gulf Coast of the United States

 

External Contact Person: 

Dr. Arleen Hill

Email: 

aahill [at] memphis.edu
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Hill, A., Adams, B.J., Keys-Matthews, L., and Podolsky, D., (2006). Remote Sensing and Recovery: A Case Study on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Proceedings of the 4th International workshop on Remote Sensing for Disaster Response, Cambridge, UK.

Satellite detection of severe convective storms by their retrieved vertical profiles of cloud particle effective radius and thermodynamic phase

 

External Contact Person: 

Daniel Rosenfeld

Email: 

daniel.rosenfeld [at] huji.ac.il
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Rosenfeld, D., W.L. Woodley, A. Lerner, G. Kelman, and D.T. Lindsey (2008). Satellite detection of severe convective storms by their retrieved vertical profiles of cloud particle effective radius and thermodynamic phase, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D04208.

Remote-Sensing Assessment of Wind Damage

Engineering studies of wind-damaged buildings over the past four decades have helped strengthen the built environment against the effects of severe windstorms by influencing building codes, improving

External Contact Person: 

J. Arn Womble
Kishor C. Mehta
Beverley J. Adams

Email: 

AmWomble [at] aol.com
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Womble, J.A. et al. (2007): Remote-Sensing Assessment of Wind Damage. Proceedings of the 5th international Workshop on Remote Sensing Applications to Natural Hazards.

Tropical Cyclone in Belize

English

Hurricane Richard: IFRC DREF Operation - 4,639 persons were displaced to shelters. Funds have been allocated to assist 2,500 beneficiaries.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Tropical Cyclone in Belize

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000221-BLZ

Region: 

Belize

Occurance Date: 

24/10/2010

latitude: 

17

longitude: 

-88

Tropical Cyclone in Barbados

English

Tropical Storm Tomas has resulted in wide spread roof loss, downed power lines and fallen trees across Barbados. Over 17 inches of rain was reported at the airport. Approximately, 130 homes have been damaged, mainly in the parishes of St. George and St. Lucy, though damage has also been reported in the parishes of St. Phillip, St. Andrew, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Michel.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Tropical Cyclone in Barbados

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000216-BRB

Region: 

Barbados

Occurance Date: 

03/11/2010

latitude: 

13

longitude: 

-60

Tropical Cyclone in St Lucia

English

In St Lucia, the brunt of the storm was felt in the southern part of the island. The island experienced sustained winds of 90 - 95 mph which caused significant loss and damage to several houses and small commercial structures in communities. Altogether 110 houses in Roseau Valley have been reported with roof damage and severe flooding; in Bruceville, 45 houses have lost their roofs forcing 163 persons to accommodate in shelters. The area of Soufriere has been cut off by landslides and is currently inaccessible by land. Laborie has experienced severe flooding.

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Tropical Cyclone in St Lucia

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000216-LCA

Region: 

St Lucia

Occurance Date: 

03/11/2010

latitude: 

14

longitude: 

-61

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