20 October 2015 Soil volume estimation in debris flow areas using lidar data in the 2014 Hiroshima, Japan rainstorm
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Debris flows triggered by the rainstorm in Hiroshima, Japan on August 20th, 2014 produced extensive damage to the built-up areas in the northern part of Hiroshima city. In order to consider various emergency response activities and early-stage recovery planning, it is important to evaluate the distribution of the soil volumes in the debris flow areas immediately after the disaster. In this study, automated nonlinear mapping technique is applied to light detection and ranging (LiDAR)-derived digital elevation models (DEMs) observed before and after the disaster to quickly and accurately correct geometric locational errors of the data. The soil volumes generated from the debris flows are estimated by subtracting the pre- and post-event DEMs. The geomorphologic characteristics in the debris flow areas are discussed from the distribution of the estimated soil volumes.
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H. Miura, H. Miura, } "Soil volume estimation in debris flow areas using lidar data in the 2014 Hiroshima, Japan rainstorm", Proc. SPIE 9644, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VI, 96440K (20 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194238; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2194238
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