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January 13th, 2011
Flood Inundation Mapping- An Application of Remote Sensing Techniques

This paper describes two applications of remote sensing on a near-real time mapping of flood inundation and crop health in the light of natural disaster and crop monitoring. The mapping of flood inundation was carried out over Bihar state of India during monsoon 2008. The moderate spatial resolution of the MODIS sensor (250m up to 1km pixel size), along with its frequent acquisition of twice daily, make it theoretically ideal for mapping flood inundation, however it is often subject to cloud cover particularly during flood events. Read More