Mapping floodwater extent for active floods is critical for local and regional officials and for disaster relief organizations that need to ascertain where to focus their efforts. LANCE provides data to the Dartmouth Flood Observatory and the NRT Global MODIS Flood Mapping initiative.
Potentially useful data sets: Corrected Reflectance True Color and Bands 7-2-1, Land Surface Reflectance Bands 1-2-1, AIRS precipitation (day and night). In Worldview, LANCE imagery can be overlaid with the following data sets from the Socio Economic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC): Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution, Flood Hazard-Mortality Risk and Flood Hazard Economic Risk.
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