Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2725–2738, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2725-2015

Special issue: Natural hazard event analyses for risk reduction and...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2725–2738, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2725-2015

Research article 21 Dec 2015

Research article | 21 Dec 2015

Social media as an information source for rapid flood inundation mapping

J. Fohringer et al.

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During and shortly after a disaster, data about the hazard and its consequences are scarce and not readily available. This research proposes a methodology that leverages social media content to support rapid inundation mapping, including inundation extent and water depth in the case of floods. The case study of the June 2013 flood in the city of Dresden shows that social media may help to bridge the information gap when traditional data sources are lacking or are sparse.
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