Flood Monitoring from Space – ESA’s Sentinel-1

Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan received heavy monsoon rain August 30, 2017. The flood in Karachi due to heavy rains is the continuation of the similar monsoon related flooding crisis in the South East Asia region (India, Bangladesh etc.).The Flood map below is derived (subset of Karachi city ) from European Space Agency (ESA)’s Copernicus Program SENTINEL-1 Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) image acquired on September 01, 2017. The green color in the map shows the flooded region.

 

 

The total rainfall derived from satellite data (GPM IMERG) for Karachi from August 29-31, 2017 is shown in Figure below:

 

 

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High Resolution Optical Imager 2017 – 2030

 

Tutorials and educational resources

HYPERedu educational resources on imaging spectroscopy (Link)

Introduction to Hyperspectral Imaging – MicroImages (PDF)

Introduction to Hyperspectral Imaging (PDF)

 

Software for imaging spectroscopy

Software development (PDF) ArcGIS 10 (PDF) ISDAS (FTP)

 

ALISS3 ResourceSAT 3, 3A

ResourceSAT 3, 3A mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, references (PDF) (Link)(Link) (PDF) (Link) (PDF)

Applications (Link) (Link) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)

Natural resources management, agricultural applications, forestry, etc.

 

AWIF Amozonia 1, 1A

AWIF Amozonia 1, 1A mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, references (PDF) (Link) (Link)

Applications (Link)

Used for fire extent detection measurement, coastal and vegetation monitoring, land cover and land use mapping. WFI-2 (Amazonia-1) is the same instrument as WFI-2 (CBERS), however due differences in orbital altitude, they have different spatial resolution

 

AWIF2 Amozonia 2

AWIF Amozonia 1, 1A mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (PDF)

Application

 

GORIZONT MP Meteor MP N1, N2 

Meteor MP N1, N2 mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (PDF)

Application (Link)

HISUI ALOS-3

ALOS 3 mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (PDF) (PDF)

Application (PDF)(PDF)

 

HRMX-VNIR GISAT

GISAT mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (PDF)

Application

 

HSI Enmap 

Enmap mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)

Application (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (Link) (Link)

 

HYC PRISMA 

PRISMA mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link)

Application (Link) (Link) (PDF) (PDF)

 

HYS-SWIR GISAT   HYS-VNIR GISAT

HYS-SWIR GISAT mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (PDF) (Link) (Link) (Link)

Application (Link)

HYS-VNIR GISAT mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link)

Application (Link

 

MS SEOSAT/INGENIO 

SEOSAT/INGENIO mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (PDF) (Link) (PDF

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MX CARTOSAT-3

CARTOSAT-3 mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (PDF)

Application (PDF)

 

PAN PRISMA

PAN PRISMA mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (Link)

Application (PDF)

 

PAN CARTOSAT-3

PAN CARTOSAT-3 mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (PDF)

Application

 

PAN SEOSAT/Ingenio

PAN SEOSAT/Ingenio mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (PDF)

Application (Link

 

PSC ALOS-3

Alos3_AutoD

ALOS-3 mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (Link)

Application (PDF)

 

RSI FORMAOSAT-5

FORMAOSAT-5 mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (Link)

Application (PDF) (PDF)

 

VSSC VENUS

VENUS mission overview, spacecraft, data product specification, reference (Link) (Link) (Link) (Link) (PDF) (Link)

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Satellite remote sensing data for hydrological analyses and water resources management

Satellite remote sensing data for hydrological analyses and water resources management are listed below:

  1. Groundwater Discharges: Researcher uses satellite data to analyze the groundwater discharges. Locating ground-water discharge areas
  2. Land Water Boundaries: Satellite data has been used to convert surface features into land cover maps including water body. Water body detection and delineation with Landsat TM data
  3. Management of Water: Satellite images has important use in water management. The USA government agencies are using satellite data for monitoring decreasing water resources, especially in western part of USA by estimating past and present water use and evapotranspiration (ET). The Landsat program and water resources information needs in the United States
  4. Monitoring Flooding: Satellite image are in use to map flood damage area. Case studies
  5. Monitoring Lakes: Satellite data helps to understand and monitor changes in lake water volume (snow melt) and quality (due to spring run-off). Monitoring lake inventories and health
  6. Watersheds Mapping: Satellite data are used to map the watersheds area. Determining land use change within the dog river watershed
  7. Wetlands: Landsat data can be downloaded of few decades back, so it can be used to track the number and area of the wetlands. Mapping wetlands and riparian areas

Virtual Earth System Laboratory (VESL) NOAA – JPL

The “Virtual System Laboratory” provides simulations of:

  • Glaciers flow and sensitivity to  climate
  • Ice sheets flow and sensitivity to climate and forcing
  • Sea level rise and contribution from the cryosphere
  • Process undergone by the Earth’s Lithosphere and Mantle

Glaciers                                                                  Ice Sheets

Columbia Glacier              Greenland Ice/Bed Conditions

Sea Level                                                                Solid Earth

Global Sea Level               Greenland Ice/Bed Conditions