Flood Mapping Using InSAR Coherence Map

Selmi, S.; Ben Abdallah, W.; Abdelfatteh, R.

Classic approaches for the detection of flooded areas are based on a static analysis of optical images and/or SAR data during and after the event. In this paper, we aim to extract the flooded zones by using the SAR image coupled with the InSAR coherence. A new formulation of the ratio approach for flood detection is given considering InSAR coherence. Our contribution is to take advantage from the coherence map provided using the InSAR pairs (one before and one after the event) to enhance the detection of flooded areas. We explore the fact that the coherence values during and after the flood are mainly differents on the flooded zones and we give a more suitable flood decision rule using this assumption. The proposed approach is tested and validated in the case of the flood taken place in 2005 in the region of Kef in Tunisia.

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Selmi, S. / Ben Abdallah, W. / Abdelfatteh, R.: Flood Mapping Using InSAR Coherence Map. 2014. Copernicus Publications.

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