A case of timely satellite image acquisitions in support of coastal emergency environmental response management

Journal of Coastal Research
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Abstract

The synergistic application of optical and radar satellite imagery improves emergency response and advance coastal monitoring from the realm of “opportunistic” to that of “strategic.” As illustrated by the Hurricane Ike example, synthetic aperture radar imaging capabilities are clearly applicable for emergency response operations, but they are also relevant to emergency environmental management. Integrated with optical monitoring, the nearly real-time availability of synthetic aperture radar provides superior consistency in status and trends monitoring and enhanced information concerning causal forces of change that are critical to coastal resource sustainability, including flooding extent, depth, and frequency.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A case of timely satellite image acquisitions in support of coastal emergency environmental response management
Series title Journal of Coastal Research
DOI 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-09-00012.1
Volume 25
Issue 5
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher Coastal Education and Research Foundation
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 5 p.
First page 1168
Last page 1172