Articles | Volume 22, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2473–2489, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-2473-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2473–2489, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-2473-2022
Research article
02 Aug 2022
Research article | 02 Aug 2022

Effectiveness of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 for flood detection assessment in Europe

Angelica Tarpanelli et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-63', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2022-63', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Jul 2022) by Kai Schröter
AR by Angelica Tarpanelli on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Jul 2022) by Kai Schröter
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Short summary
We analysed 10 years of river discharge data from almost 2000 sites in Europe, and we extracted flood events, as proxies of flood inundations, based on the overpasses of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites to derive the percentage of potential inundation events that they were able to observe. Results show that on average 58 % of flood events are potentially observable by Sentinel-1 and only 28 % by Sentinel-2 due to the obstacle of cloud coverage.
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