Satellite images from multiple sensors and dates were analyzed to measure the extent of flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans, La., area. The flood polygons were combined with a high-resolution digital elevation model to estimate water depths and volumes in designated areas. The multiple satellite acquisitions enabled monitoring of the floodwater volume and extent through time.
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Temporal analysis of floodwater volumes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: Chapter 3H in Science and the storms-the USGS response to the hurricanes of 2005