Information Technology of Satellite Image Processing for Monitoring of Floods and Drought

  • Dmitry Mozgovoy
  • Volodymyr HnatushenkoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1080)


The information technology of automated processing of optical and radar data from Sentinel 1A/B and Sentinel 2A/B satellites in order to ensure all-weather monitoring of floods and droughts was developed and tested. Comparison of the processing results confirmed a rather high efficiency of water object recognition both in the two-polarization radar data of the C-band and in the multispectral data of the visible and near-IR ranges. Both methods showed similar results in quality of recognition of water objects with a small number of unrecognized or falsely recognized objects (on average less than 10% of the area of recognized objects). The information technology for automated processing of optical and radar data from Sentinel satellites for monitoring floods and droughts is independent from weather conditions over the monitored territory (imaging is possible even with 100% cloudiness). Owing to the high degree of automation of data processing in the developed information technology, it can be used to promptly inform about the course and consequences of floods and droughts not only representatives of government services and commercial structures, but also the general public.


Satellite imagery Information technology Monitoring Floods Drought Radar Polarization Image processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Electronics and Computer SystemsOles Gonchar Dnipro National UniversityDniproUkraine
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and TechnologiesDnipro University of TechnologyDniproUkraine

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