Extraction of coastal forest damage by the 2011 tohoku earthquake

Shimpei Inoue, Chinatsu Yonezawa

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Abstract

The coastal forest of the northeast region of Japan's Honshu island was seriously damaged by the tsunami caused by the Tohoku Earthquake on 11 March 2011. In this study, we examined the possibility of identifying the damage level of the coastal forest using middle spatial resolution satellite data ALOS/AVNIR-2 and TERRA/ASTER. Two types of damage, direct damage immediately after the tsunami and 'Akagare' damage that progress after the tsunami, were investigated. Using unsupervised classification, we classified the damage to the coastal forest by the tsunami into four stages. The level of damage by 'Akagare' and the recovery process were estimated using the NDVI in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013
PublisherAsian Association on Remote Sensing
Pages3730-3736
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781629939100
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2013 Oct 202013 Oct 24

Publication series

Name34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013
Volume4

Other

Other34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period13/10/2013/10/24

Keywords

  • ALOS/AVNIR-2
  • ASTER
  • Disaster
  • NDVI
  • Tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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