Assessing water-related disasters by remote sensing (11-15 July 2016)

Title Assessing water-related disasters by remote sensing
Date 11-15 July 2016 ​Place Faculty of Engineering Chulalongkorn University 
Instructor KOTERA Akihiko, Ph.D., Assistant professor, Kobe University, Japan

Scope and Purpose: Remote Sensing is the science of obtaining information about an area or object without being in direct physical contact with that area or object. Recently, methods and systems using remote sensing techniques to observe water related disasters such the flood and drought also have been developed and have become more practical. A quick damage assessment on a regional scale would be helpful to conduct effective damage control as well as water resource management in long-term vision. In this lecture, we are aiming to acquire applicable remote-sensing skills, with mainly focusing on the analysis of flood damages on crop production in the last decade using MODIS time-series satellite images. Through this theme, we will also learn how to detect inundation, drought and cropping pattern from time-series data. As an analytical skill, we will use IDL programing language for data processing and visualization.

Reference: “Assessing the degree of flood damage to rice crops in the Chao Phraya delta, Thailand, using MODIS satellite imaging”

Requirement of software tools:
- ENVI/IDL bash (Linux or Cygwin Windows)
- MODIS Reprojection Tool (MRT)
- Google earth
- PC with large size RAM and HDD.






Introduction and Data preparation



Data pre-processing



Flood detection and Super visualization



Assessment of crop pattern and flood damage



The other indices, drought and etc.


Contact :
Water Resource Reserch Unit
Room 203 Building 2 Faculty of Engineering Chulalongkorn University
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel 02-218-6426 Fax 02-218-6425