Publication: Multi-temporal synthetic aperture radar flood mapping using change detection

Dream student Miles Clement has published a paper in the Journal Flood Risk Management, entitled ‘Multi-temporal synthetic aperture radar flood mapping using change detection’. The paper investigates a change detection and thresholding methodology, adapted from previous studies, to determine the extent of flooding for 13 Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar images captured during the floods of winter 2015–2016 in Yorkshire, UK. Mapped results are compared to the Environment Agency Flood Maps for Planning (EA FMP), with good correlation observed for inundation on the floodplains. Differences occur away from the floodplains, with the satellite data identifying pluvial flooding not highlighted by the EA FMP.

DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12303