Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on the afternoon of 9/28/2022 as a massive Category 4 storm and brought record-setting winds. As of 10/4/2022, at least 105 people have been reported as casualties of Hurricane Ian, 55 of which in Lee County, Florida. Even more people are without power or their home. The NOAA STAR Flood team has produced VIIRS Flood maps, Sentinel-1 SAR Flood maps, and blended Flood maps to report the flood extent due to Hurricane Ian.
ESSIC/CISESS Scientist Qingyuan Zhang has collaborated with NOAA’s Sean Helfrich (STAR/SMCD) to explore and document the Red River flood in 2022.
Accelerating the Exploitation of Satellite Observations to Improve Flood and Inundation Monitoring and Forecasts
ESSIC/CISESS Scientist Qingyuan Zhang and their colleagues have developed a framework to compare Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Flood Inundation Maps (FIM) with Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) FIM.
ESSIC Visiting Assistant Research Scientist Huan Wu is first author on a new paper in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences titled “From China’s Heavy Precipitation in 2020 to a “Glocal” Hydrometeorological Solution for Flood Risk Prediction”.
ESSIC Post-doctoral Associate Eunsang Cho is first author on a paper in Water Resources Research titled “Extreme Value Snow Water Equivalent and Snowmelt for Infrastructure Design Over the Contiguous United States”.