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Vulnerability assessment towards tsunami threats using multisensoral remote sensing data

Taubenböck, Hannes and Wurm, Michael and Post, Joachim and Roth, Achim and Strunz, Günter and Dech, Stefan (2009) Vulnerability assessment towards tsunami threats using multisensoral remote sensing data. In: Proceedings of SPIE Europe Remote Sensing, pp. 1-11. SPIE Europe Remote Sensing 2009, 31. Aug. - 04. Sep., Berlin.

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The occurrence of a tsunami, a set of oceans waves caused by any large, abrupt disturbance of the sea surface, hitting a vulnerable system on land can cause massive loss of life, destruction of coastal infrastructure and disruption of economic activity. Vulnerability assessment and risk modelling are important components for an effective end-to-end hazard early warning system and therefore contribute significantly to disaster risk reduction. The focus of this study is on the capabilities and synergistic usage of multisensoral remotely sensed data to contribute to these complex tasks. We use medium and high resolution optical satellite data (Landsat and Ikonos), high resolution radar data from TerraSAR-X as well as a digital elevation model to provide multiple products for the assessment of spatial vulnerability in case of a tsunami impact on the heterogeneous and highly structured coastal urban area of Padang, Indonesia. Results include physical indicators like dimension and location of urbanization, quantification of potentially affected buildings, the identification of safe areas as well as a time-dependent population assessment.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Vulnerability assessment towards tsunami threats using multisensoral remote sensing data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Taubenböck, Hanneshannes.taubenboeck@dlr.de
Wurm, Michaelmichael.wurm@dlr.de
Date:8 December 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE Europe Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-11
Keywords:Risk and vulnerability assessment, remote sensing, change detection, population estimation, tsunami hazard
Event Title:SPIE Europe Remote Sensing 2009
Event Location:Berlin
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:31. Aug. - 04. Sep.
Organizer:International Society for Optical Engineering
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security
Deposited By: Michael Wurm
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 09:35
Last Modified:22 Jul 2015 11:28

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