Buildings damage due to the 2013 Haiyan Typhoon inferred from SAR intensity images

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Abstract

In this study, a practical methodology is presented to classify and map damaged buildings, following the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan, using high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images and post-event building damage data from Tacloban city, The Philippines. Considering the relationship of the radar layover extension between damaged and non-damaged structures, the method focuses on the changes in the building radar signature between pre- and post-event SAR scenes. In addition, the method introduces a new change factor for change detection analysis. The method was developed and tested using a 1.0 m resolution COSMO-SkyMed SAR images taken over Tacloban city, the Philippines. The method proves, with 76% accuracy in this case, to be suitable for estimating destroyed buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages667-671
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467372961
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 23
Event5th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2015 Sep 12015 Sep 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 IEEE 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2015

Other

Other5th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2015
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period15/9/115/9/4

Keywords

  • 2013 Typhoon Haiyan
  • Building damage extraction
  • COSMO-SkyMed SAR
  • change detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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    Adriano, B., Mas Samanez, E. A., & Koshimura, S. (2015). Buildings damage due to the 2013 Haiyan Typhoon inferred from SAR intensity images. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2015 (pp. 667-671). [7306294] (Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APSAR.2015.7306294