Journal article

FLOOD-PREPARED: A NOWCASTING SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME IMPACT ADAPTION TO SURFACE WATER FLOODING IN CITIES

SL Barr, S Johnson, X Ming, M Peppa, N Dong, Z Wen, C Robson, L Smith, P James, D Wilkinson, S Heaps, Q Laing, W Xiao, R Dawson, R Ranjan

ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences | Copernicus GmbH

Abstract

Abstract. Extreme rainfall events pose an ever increasing threat to cities due to the potential for surface water flooding resulting in damage to properties and major disruption of transport systems. Modern sensor networks offer enormous potential for the real-time monitoring of urban systems and potentially allow improved situational awareness of impeding hazards and their impacts such as flooding. However, monitoring in itself is not enough if we are to be able to adapt in in real-time to hazards. Systems are required that allow analytics and models, that feed of real-time observations, to make predictions of impacts and suggest adaption options ahead of the hazard event. The Flood-PREPARE..

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