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Assessment of "Mitch" hurricane damages in Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador using ERS and SPOT images
Author(s): Edmond Nezry; Francis Yakam-Simen; Paul P. Romeijn; Iwan Supit; Philippe Bally
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Paper Abstract

The states of Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador have been toughly hit by the “Mitch” hurricane in the first days of November 1998. The extent of damages due to this hurricane, as well as their impact upon local economy were exceptional. In this framework, a remote sensing project was scrambled to provide a large scale evaluation of the damages suffered by the three countries. To reach this objective, new remote sensing products called DYNAMIC products have been designed. These products are, based on using, either RADAR satellite images, or Optical/RADAR satellite data fusion. The most efficient techniques have been applied to produce these products, thus enabling change detection at a very fine spatial scale (10x10 meters). Project schedule and operations, as well as the validation of its products are reported in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4171, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology II, (23 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413932
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Edmond Nezry, Privateers NV (Belgium)
Francis Yakam-Simen, Privateers NV (France)
Paul P. Romeijn, Treemail (Netherlands)
Iwan Supit, Privateers NV (France)
Philippe Bally, Spot Image (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4171:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology II
Manfred Owe; Guido D'Urso; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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