Gizachew Kabite Wedajo

Gizachew Kabite Wedajo
Earth Sciences,
Nekemte, Oromia

  • Review Article
    LiDAR DEM Data for Flood Mapping and Assessment; Opportunities and Challenges: A Review
    Author(s): Gizachew Kabite WedajoGizachew Kabite Wedajo

    Flooding is the most catastrophic, wide spread, and frequent natural hazards causing extensive damages on infrastructure, human life, and the environment. The frequency and severity of flooding has been increasing all over the world attributed to climate change and escalated urbanization. As such, the issue and techniques of monitoring and mapping flood inundated areas are also increasing. Advancement of state-of-the-art technologies have facilitated and improved flood mapping and monitoring. Earth observation plays important role in flood mapping, monitoring, and damage assessment. However, there are fundamental issues that restricts satellite data from being used for flood studies. LiDAR DEM data based flood modeling approach solves some of the limitations of Earth observation. On the other hand, flood modeling using LiDAR DEM data are challenging. The aim of this review is, therefo.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2469-4134.1000211

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