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Global Drought and Flood. Monitoring, Prediction, and Adaptation. Edition No. 1. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • September 2021
  • Region: Global
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5240757

Recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods

Droughts and floods are causing increasing damage worldwide, often with devastating short- and long-term impacts on human society. Forecasting when they will occur, monitoring them as they develop, and learning from the past to improve disaster management is vital.

Global Drought and Flood: Observation, Modeling, and Prediction presents recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods. It also describes the techniques and products currently available and how they are being used in practice.

Volume highlights include:

  • Remote sensing approaches for mapping droughts and floods
  • Physical and statistical models for monitoring and forecasting hydrologic hazards
  • Features of various drought and flood systems and products
  • Use by governments, humanitarian, and development stakeholders in recent disaster cases
  • Improving the collaboration between hazard information provision and end users

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Preface xiii

Part I: Remote Sensing for Global Drought and Flood Observations

1 Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities in Remote Sensing of Drought 3
Arash Modarresi Rad, Amir AghaKouchak, Mahdi Navari, and Mojtaba Sadegh

2 Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration for Global Drought Monitoring 29
Xiwu Zhan, Li Fang, Jifu Yin, Mitchell Schull, Jicheng Liu, Christopher Hain, Martha Anderson, William Kustas, and Satya Kalluri

3 Drought Monitoring Using Reservoir Data Collected via Satellite Remote Sensing 47
Huilin Gao, Gang Zhao, Yao Li, and Shuai Zhang

4 Automatic Near‐Real‐Time Flood Mapping from Geostationary Low Earth Orbiting Satellite Observations 61
Sanmei Li, Donglian Sun, Mitchell D. Goldberg, and Dan Lindsey

5 Global Flood Observation with Multiple Satellites: Applications in Rio Salado (Argentina) and the Eastern Nile Basin 99
Beth Tellman, Jonathan A. Sullivan, and Colin S. Doyle

6 Integrating Earth Observation Data of Floods with Large‐Scale Hydrodynamic Models 123
Guy J.‐P. Schumann and Jeffrey C. Neal

Part II: Modeling and Prediction of Global Drought and Flood

7 Global Integrated Drought Monitoring with a Multivariate Framework 139
Zengchao Hao

8 A Probabilistic Framework for Agricultural Drought Forecasting Using the Ensemble Data Assimilation and Bayesian Multivariate Modeling 147
Mahkameh Zarekarizi, Hongxiang Yan, Ali Ahmadalipour, and Hamid Moradkhani

9 Integrating Soil Moisture Active/Passive Observations with Rainfall Data Using an Analytic Model for Drought Monitoring at the Continental Scale 165
Feng Ma, Lifeng Luo, and Aizhong Ye

10 Global Flood Models 181
Mark A. Trigg, Mark Bernhofen, David Marechal, Lorenzo Alfieri, Francesco Dottori, Jannis Hoch, Matt Horritt, Chris Sampson, Andy Smith, Dai Yamazaki, and Hongyi Li

11 Calibration of Global Flood Models: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities 201
Feyera A. Hirpa, Valerio Lorini, Simon J. Dadson, and Peter Salamon

12 Digital Elevation Model and Drainage Network Data Sets for Global Flood and Drought Modeling 213
Huan Wu, Jing Tao, Dai Yamazaki, Weitian Chen, Zequn Huang, Chaoqun Li, and John Kimball

13 Fundamental Data Set for Global Drought and Flood Modeling: Land Use and Land Cover 237
Min Feng

Part III: Global Drought and Flood Risk Assessment, Management, and Socioeconomic Response

14 Global River Flood Risk Under Climate Change 253
Francesco Dottori, Lorenzo Alfieri, Lauro Rossi, Roberto Rudari, Philip J. Ward, and Fang Zhao

15 Direct Tangible Damage Classification and Exposure Analysis Using Satellite Images and Media Data 271
Siquan Yang and Haixia He

16 Flood Risk and Monitoring Data for Preparedness and Response: From Availability to Use 289
Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Melody Braun, Shanna McClain, Helen Greatrex, Lace Padilla, Laura Hoffman‐Hernandez, Kara Siahaan, Miriam Nielsen, Brian Llamanzares, and Zachary Flamig

17 Global Flood Partnership 307
Lorenzo Alfieri, Sagy Cohen, John Galantowicz, Guy J.‐P. Schumann, Mark A. Trigg, Ervin Zsoter, Christel Prudhomme, Andrew Kruczkiewicz, Erin Coughlan de Perez, Zachary Flamig, Roberto Rudari, Huan Wu, Robert F. Adler, Robert G. Brakenridge, Albert Kettner, Albrecht Weerts, Patrick Matgen, Saiful A.K.M. Islam, Tom de Groeve, Francesco Dottori, and Peter Salamon

18 Drought and Flood Monitoring and Forecasting: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead 323
Huan Wu, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Qiuhong Tang, and Philip J. Ward

Index 327


Huan Wu University of Maryland. Dennis P. Lettenmaier University of California, Los Angeles. Qiuhong Tang Chinese Academy of Sciences. Philip J. Ward Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM).