New research finds that flooding can affect food security for over 5.6 million people across several African nations. The work comes at a time when floods have also devastated Pakistan, India, and large parts of the European Union and the United States.
ESSIC Post-doctoral Associate Natthachet Tangdamrongsub is a co-author on a new study in Water Policy that aims at the solutions to mitigate flood and drought damage to agriculture. For this international paper, Tangdamrongsub worked alongside researchers from the Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi in Thailand and the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.
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.