Earthquake damaged area estimation using DMSP/OLS night-time imagery - application for Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

M. Takashima, H. Hayashi, H. Kimura, M. Kohiyama, H. W. Kroehl, C. D. Elvidge, V. R. Hobson

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Abstract

Comparison with human casualties, damaged housings and municipalities supported by Disaster Relief Act (DRA) suggested that the method proposed by Kohiyama et al, is likely to detect not only severe impact such as deaths and collapsed housings but also relatively moderate impact such as wounded and moderately damaged housings. Moreover, comparison between collapsed housings and with electricity blackout suggests the cause of the significant reduction in light intensity was not solely dependent on physical electricity disruption. These two results support a proposition that there was stagnation of human activity due to the earthquake disaster over the large area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages336-338
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 Interantional Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: 2000 Jul 242000 Jul 28

Other

Other2000 Interantional Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000)
CityHonolulu, HI, USA
Period00/7/2400/7/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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