Observed Flooding Areas of Kerala from SAR Data

August 18, 2018

Observed Flooding Areas of Kerala from SAR Data

Flood map for Kerala

In the maximum observed flooding map, areas in RED are flooding mapped from Copernicus Sentinel 1 SAR data provided by the European Space Agency. Areas in PURPLE are currently flooded and also flooded in previous years. Areas in BLUE are covered by a reference normal water extent. Areas in LIGHT GRAY are all previously mapped flooding, since 1999.

Flood map for Kerala

The observed and model-predicted flooding maps from SAR data can be used effectively for monitoring and analyzing the influence of flood water in a flood prone area. The flood product will help to reduce the flood hazard impact and provide critical information in the process of flood management.