Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards

George P. Petropoulos, Tanvir Islam

November 2, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 525 Pages - 100 Color & 115 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498777582 - CAT# K29774

USD$189.95

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Features

  • Provides an all-inclusive critical overview of the state of the art in different algorithms and techniques applied today in hydrometeorological hazards
  • Covers several types of hydro-meteorological hazards such as drought, flood, frost, landslides, and storms/cyclones
  • Covers different applications of EO data used, from prediction to mapping damage and recovery.
  • Provides information at global, regional and even basin scale related to hydrometeorological hazards
  • Includes comprehensive, easy-to-read content

Summary

Extreme weather and climate change aggravate the frequency and magnitude of disasters. Facing atypical and more severe events, existing early warning and response systems become inadequate both in scale and scope. Earth Observation (EO) provides today information at global, regional and even basin scales related to agrometeorological hazards. This book focuses on drought, flood, frost, landslides, and storms/cyclones and covers different applications of EO data used from prediction to mapping damages as well as recovery for each category. It explains the added value of EO technology in comparison with conventional techniques applied today through many case studies.