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Maxim ARSENI*, Adrian ROȘU, Corina BOCĂNEALĂ, Daniel-Eduard CONSTANTIN & Lucian Puiu GEORGESCU
Faculty of Science and Environment, European Center of Excellence for the Environment, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, 111, Domneasca Street, RO-800201, Galati, Romania, *Corresponding author: maxim.arseni@ugal.ro, rosu_adrian_90@yahoo.ro, Corina.Bocaneala@ugal.ro, condaned@yahoo.com, daniel.constantin@ugal.ro, lucian.georgescu@ugal.ro

FLOOD HAZARD MONITORING USING GIS AND REMOTE SENSING OBSERVATIONS

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Abstract:

Flood is considered to be a major natural disaster which affects many parts of the world. Geographical Information System (GIS) can be used to visualize the extent of flood and also to analyze the risk of disasters. The objective of this study is to generate a flood hazard map using satellite image data from Landsat 5. To characterize the land cover types it was used an innovative Semi-automated Classification Processing (SCP) tool. An experimental study was conducted on the downstream of Prut River Romania, more exactly nearby Cârja (Romania) village situated on the right bank and Goteşti (Moldova) village situated on the left bank of Prut river. To monitor the effects of flood was used the supervised classification of two Landsat 5 images acquired on 2010 when a severe flood was affected the above mentioned area. This research presents a very rapid and affordable method of flood monitoring that could be very useful for the emergency management plan of the local authorities.


Keyword: land cover, flood monitoring, Landsat 5, automated processing, hazard map


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