Satellite data for dam safety monitoring

Goff, C. and Ainscoe, E. and Liu, Y. and Roca, M. (2021) Satellite data for dam safety monitoring. Dams and Reservoirs, 31 (3). pp. 90-100.

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The use of datasets from satellites to aid the monitoring of dams has been possible for many years. Within the last five years there has been a rapid development in the type and accuracy of the data available, led by an influx of new satellites and improved access to these datasets. This paper gives an overview of the different types of satellite datasets and satellite infrastructure relevant to dam safety that are currently available, explains the complex processes of converting raw satellite data into useable information and summarises the advantages and disadvantages of each data type along with indications of the level of accuracy and cost. The information presented by the authors is based on experience gained undertaking a 3 year, £4 m, UK-government-funded research project to investigate and combine many types of space data to improve the monitoring of dams.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: data dams, barrages & reservoirs sensors
Subjects: Earth observation > General
Floods > Dams and reservoirs
Divisions: Floods
Depositing User: Helen Stevenson
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 08:37
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 09:24

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