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Application of Remote Sensing in Flood

Dhruvesh K. Mathur1, Praful M. Udani2 and Aditya M Vora3

1Research Scholar, 14SC703002 Faculty of Sciences (Physics), CU Shah University, Wadhwan, INDIA. 2(Ex Scientist ISRO), Director, ISTAR-CVM, Vallabh Vidyanagar, INDIA. 3Faculty of Sciences (Physics) B. V. Shah Science College, CU Shah University, Wadhwan, INDIA.


Floods are one of the frequent and highly destructive natural hazards throughout the world. According to the National Flood Commission, about 40 million hectares of land in India is prone to floods. Accurate spatial and temporal information about the potential hazards and risk of flood are essential to assess the extent and severity of damage caused by the floods, and for economic evaluation of flood control measures. This paper describes use of the remote sensing applications in flood hazard monitoring and flood risk warning, with particular reference to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) / Department of Space (DOS) activities in supporting the flood management using satellite remote sensing data.

Keywords : Remote Sensing, Flood, Damage, Microwave remote sensing, Flood mapping.