FLOOD MAPPING USING SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR: A CASE STUDY OF RAMSAR FLASH FLOOD
Keywords: Synthetic Aperture Radar, flooded area, mapping, Ramsar flash flood
Abstract. Disasters including flash floods, earthquakes, and landslides have huge economic and social losses besides their impact on environmental disruption. Studying environmental changes due to climate change can improve public and expert sector’s awareness and response towards future disastrous events. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) technologies are valuable tools for flood modeling and surface deformation modeling. This paper proposes an efficient approach to detect the flooded area changes using Sentinel-1A over Ramsar flood on 5th October 2018. For detection of the flooded area due to flash flood SARPROZ in MATLAB programming language is used and discussed. Flooded areas in Ramsar are detected based on the change detection modeling using normalized difference values of amplitude belonging to the master image (on 28th September 2018) and the slave image (on 10th October 2018).