Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Research article
23 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 23 Oct 2023

Sentinel-1-based analysis of the severe flood over Pakistan 2022

Florian Roth, Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger, Mark Edwin Tupas, Christoph Reimer, Peter Salamon, and Wolfgang Wagner

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Sentinel-1 based analysis of the Pakistan Flood in 2022 F. Roth, B. Bauer-Marschallinger, M. E. Tupas, C. Reimer, P. Salamon, and W. Wagner

Short summary
In August and September 2022, millions of people were impacted by a severe flood event in Pakistan. Since many roads and other infrastructure were destroyed, satellite data were the only way of providing large-scale information on the flood's impact. Based on the flood mapping algorithm developed at Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), we mapped an area of 30 492 km2 that was flooded at least once during the study's time period. This affected area matches about the total area of Belgium.
Final-revised paper