The role of MODIS data in visualizing flood disaster information for mass media

Perera, L. Kithsiri and Pathirana, Assela (2006) The role of MODIS data in visualizing flood disaster information for mass media. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, 6 (3). ISSN 1513-6728


After its successful launch in 1999, MODIS mission has caused a revolutionary change in earth surface monitoring. Due to very high spatial, spectral, temporal resolutions, easy to use data archive, and, free data availability, MODIS data is becoming popular among researchers and general public, alike. In this paper, we introduced another timely important use of MODIS images, mass media content production to visualize flood disasters. In addition to loss of life, flood disasters often cause unbearable economic and infrastructure destructions to developing countries. Bringing effective visual contents of disasters in such locations to the media of developed world, a positive boost can be expected in the field of flood relief operations and disaster mitigation efforts. A detail case study on recent flood occurred in northeast India and Bangladesh (June 2006) is included to explain various aspects of content production for mass media

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Asian Remote Sensing Research Information Network.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 02:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: flood disasters; MODIS images; mass media; flood relief; flood mitigation
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080606 Global Information Systems
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961099 Natural Hazards not elsewhere classified

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