Remote Sensing Applications and Decision Support

Impact of dam failure-induced flood on road network using combined remote sensing and geospatial approach

[+] Author Affiliations
Michael Foumelis

RSAC c/o European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN), Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati (RM), Italy

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(1), 016004 (Jan 06, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.11.016004
History: Received September 20, 2016; Accepted December 13, 2016
Text Size: A A A

Abstract.  The applicability of the normalized difference water index (NDWI) to the delineation of dam failure-induced floods is demonstrated for the case of the Sparmos dam (Larissa, Central Greece). The approach followed was based on the differentiation of NDWI maps to accurately define the extent of the inundated area over different time spans using multimission Earth observation optical data. Besides using Landsat data, for which the index was initially designed, higher spatial resolution data from Sentinel-2 mission were also successfully exploited. A geospatial analysis approach was then introduced to rapidly identify potentially affected segments of the road network. This allowed for further correlation to actual damages in the following damage assessment and remediation activities. The proposed combination of geographic information systems and remote sensing techniques can be easily implemented by local authorities and civil protection agencies for mapping and monitoring flood events.

Figures in this Article
© 2017 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Citation

Michael Foumelis
"Impact of dam failure-induced flood on road network using combined remote sensing and geospatial approach", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 11(1), 016004 (Jan 06, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.016004


Tables

Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

PubMed Articles
Advertisement
  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Article
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.