WIT Press


Contribution Of Space Technologies To Flood Management: The Example Of The MOSYM Project

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000291

Volume

45

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,140 kb

Author(s)

Th. Rabaute, Ph. Puyou-Lascassies, G. Stancalie^, E. Savina & M.-J. Adlei

Abstract

In order to improve prevention activities related to floods in Romania, a project called MOSYM has been started, aiming at developing a dedicated hydrological information system. In the frame of this project, a method for the development of risk maps will be adapted to the Romanian context and validated on a test river basin. In order to assess the vulnerability of the considered area, this method requires among other data to get information about land use/land cover. This type of information can be generally retrieved from existing documents or collected during field trips. This paper presents an alternative and more extensive approach which consists in deriving land use/land cover information from high resolution

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