Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Brief communication
05 Sep 2022
Brief communication |  | 05 Sep 2022

Brief communication: Western Europe flood in 2021 – mapping agriculture flood exposure from synthetic aperture radar (SAR)

Kang He, Qing Yang, Xinyi Shen, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

Data sets

GPM IMERG Final Precipitation L3 Half Hourly 0.1 degree x 0.1 degree V06 (GPM_3IMERGHH) G. J. Huffman, E. F. Stocker, D. T. Bolvin, E. J. Nelkin, and T. Jackson

A High-Resolution Flood Inundation Archive (2016--the Present) from Sentinel-1 SAR Imagery over CONUS ( Qing Yang, Xinyi Shen, Emmanouil N. Anagnostou, Chongxun Mo, Jack R. Eggleston, and Albert J. Kettner

MERIT Hydro: A high-resolution global hydrography map based on latest topography dataset ( Dai Yamazaki, Daiki Ikeshima, Jeison Sosa, Paul D. Bates, George H. Allen, and Tamlin M. Pavelsky

CORINE land cover and land cover change products, Land use and land cover mapping in Europe ( György Büttner

Short summary
This study depicts the flood-affected areas in western Europe in July 2021 and particularly the agriculture land that was under flood inundation. The results indicate that the total inundated area over western Europe is about 1920 km2, of which 1320 km2 is in France. Around 64 % of the inundated area is agricultural land. We expect that the agricultural productivity in western Europe will have been severely impacted.
Final-revised paper