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Title: Tsunami damage assessment using high resolution satellite imagery: A case study of Aceh, Indonesia
Authors: Chen, P. 
Liew, S.C. 
Kwoh, L.K. 
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Chen, P.,Liew, S.C.,Kwoh, L.K. (2005). Tsunami damage assessment using high resolution satellite imagery: A case study of Aceh, Indonesia. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2 : 1405-1408. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We used high resolution SPOT 5 images to perform damage assessment of the regions affected by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and to study the effects of the tsunami on coastal features. The study area is located at Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar and the northern part of Aceh Jaya which is the most severely affected region in Aceh province of Sumatra. The before-tsunami images were classified into thematic The tsunami affected areas and the severity of damage were delineated on the after-tsunami images to produce a damage map. Our map shows that much of the low land area, which include fishponds, the Banda Aceh city, some villages, paddy fields, mangrove and peat swamps, were severely damaged and the coastline were significantly eroded and destroyed. This paper illustrates the use of remote sensing imagery for tsunami damage assessment and it shows that remote sensing and GIS provide a means for performing rapid disaster assessment. © 2005 IEEE.
Source Title: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
ISBN: 0780390504
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2005.1525386
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