Flood data of Bangladesh on Aug 24, 2017

Updated Date: 9/8/2020 2:35:37 PM

Bangladesh is one of the most flood affected country in the world. The frequency, intensity and duration of floods has been increased during last few decades. Due to increased population settlements in floodplains and irregular development damage of infrastructure, crop and property has increased creating severe impact on lives and livelihood. Understanding the severity and identification of extent and types of flood damage is highly important to plan effective response. The aim of this study was to develop appropriate methodology to determine extent of flood and damaged areas in near real time basis to support operational response. We have used Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to generate flood extend data for the year 2017.