Flood

Floods in Israel, Palestine and Jordan

English

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.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Floods

Region: 

Middle East

Occurance Date: 

10/01/2013
activated

latitude: 

32

longitude: 

35

Flooded areas determination using radar satellite images in Slovenia 2010

 

English

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
English

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

 

English

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
English

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

 

English

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.

Measuring Reservoir Heights via Satellite Altimetry Products:Using Reservoir Heights Data for Global Flood Modeling

 

English

Bibliographic reference: 

R. Albright, L. Kaiser, S. Madsen (2011). Measuring Reservoir Heights via Satellite Altimetry Products: Using Reservoir Heights Data for Global Flood Modeling. DEVELOP National Program, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - March 25, 2011

Floods in Fiji

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Intense and continuous rains brought on by tropical depression TD17F caused flooding in large parts of Fiji.In some places more than 300 mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours since the early hours of 30 March and subsequent flash flooding caught many by surprise. So far three deaths have been reported.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Floods in Fiji

Region: 

Fiji, South Pacific

Occurance Date: 

31/03/2012
activated

latitude: 

-18

longitude: 

178

Floods in Namibia

English

Namibia's President Pohamba declares floods emergency

Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared a state of emergency following serious flooding in the north of the southern African country.

More than 20 people are reported to have drowned and some 10,000 displaced, many from the town of Oshakati.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

GLIDEnumber: 

n/a

Region: 

Cuvelai Delta, Namibia

Occurance Date: 

28/03/2011
activated

latitude: 

-18

longitude: 

16

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