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World Atlas of Flooded Lands

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List of Publications

33). G.R. Brakenridge and E. Anderson, MODIS-based flood detection, mapping, and measurement: the potential for operational hydrological applications.In: Transboundary Floods, Proc. of NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Baile Felix – Oradea, Romania, May 4-8, 2005, 9 p.

32). G.R. Brakenridge, S.V. Nghiem, E.Anderson, and S. Chien, Space-based measurement of river runoff, in press, EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union.

31). J. Marsalek, G. Stancalie, R. Brakenridge, V. Ungureanu, J. Kerenyi and J. Szekeres, NATO Science for Peace project on management of transboundary floods in the Crisul- Körös river system (Romania-Hungary), in: Flood Risk Management: Hazards, Vulnerability, Mitigation Measures, Proc. of NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Ostrov u Tise, Czech Republic, Oct. 6-10 (2004), pp. 191-202.

30) Nghiem, S. V., E. G. Njoku, G. R. Brakenridge, Y. Kim, and G. Neumann, Land surface water cycles observed with satellite sensors, Joint 19th Conference on Hydrology and 16th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 85th Amer. Meteo. Soc

29) Mertes, L.A.K., Dekker, A.G., Brakenridge, G.R., Birkett, C.M., Le Toueneau, G., 2004, Rivers and Lakes, in “Manual of Remote Sensing, vol. 5, Natural Resources and Environment”, Susan Ustin, editor and Andy Rencz, general editor, John Wiley and Sons, NY, p. 345-400.

28) Chien, S.,Davies, A.,Tran, D.,Cichy, B.,Rabideau, G.,Castano, R., Sherwood, R., Jones, J., Grosvenor, S.,Mandl, D., Frye, S., Shulman, S.,Ungar, S.,Brakke, T.,Descloitres, J.,Justice, C.,Sohlberg, R.,Wright, R.,Flynn, L.,Harris, A.,Brakenridge, R.,Caquard, S., Nghiem, S.,Greeley, R., Dogget, T.,Vaker, V.,Dohm, J., Ip, F., 2004. Using automated planning for sensorweb response. International Workshop on Automated Planning and Scheduling for Space, 8p. in press.

27) Caquard, S. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2004, in press, Floods, in “Our Changing Planet: A view from space”, M. King, K. Partington, and R. Williams, eds., Cambridge University Press.

26) Caquard S., Brakenridge G. R. and Anderson E., 2004, Change in Extreme Floods since 1985: A Global Perspective, 100th AAG Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 14-19, 2004*.

25) Caquard, S, and Brakenridge, G.R., 2004. Large floods on the Kenyan Side of Lake Victoria. Report and large-scale map for the Associated Programme on Flood Management, UN-World Meteorological Organization, Geneva.7p

24) Caquard S., Brakenridge R. and Anderson E., 2003, Interannual Variability, Seasonality & Global Patterning of River Floods since 1985, Paper presented at the Global Water System Project - Open Science Conference, Portsmouth, NH, Oct. 07-09, 2003.*

23) Brakenridge R., Caquard S., Anderson E, The role of flood remote Sensing in flood hazard assessment. 99th AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 5-8, 2003*

22) Caquard S. and Brakenridge R., 2003, Mapping the Limits of Information: The Dissemination of Large Flood Events Data on the Internet, Paper presented at the 6th AGILE Conference, Lyon, France, April 24-26, 2003*.

21) Dohm, J.M, Chien, S., Brakenridge, G., Baker, V. and 13 other co-authors, 2003. Streamlining spacecraft observation response to flood detection with a ground and space-based sensor web system. Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, p. *

20) Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., Nghiem, S.V., Caquard, S., and Shabaneh, T., 2003. Flood warnings, flood disaster assessments, and flood hazard reduction: the roles of orbital remote sensing. Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment, Honolulu, Hawai’i, November 10-14, 4 p.

19) Nghiem, S.V., Barber, D.G., Brakenridge, G.R., and 8 co-authors. 2003. Surface water applications of satellite scatterometry. Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, p. *

18) Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., and Carlos, H., 2002, Satellite gaging reaches: a technique for streamflow measurements from space. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Abstracts with Program*

17) Brakenridge R., Caquard S., Anderson E., and Carlos H., Potential Uses of space-base flood mapping for disaster management in Asia and the Pacific, UN Regional Workshop on Space Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 11-15, 2002*

16) Brakenridge, G. R., H. A. Carlos, S. V. Nghiem, and E. Anderson, 2002, QuikSCAT/SeaWinds monitoring of large seasonal wetlands, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco*.

15) Mertes, L.A.K. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2002, Remote discharge measurements and connectivity mapping for rivers and floodplains. Report for CUAHSI, Science-based Infrastructure for the Hydrologic Sciences.

14) Brakenridge, G.R., Carlos, H., and Anderson, E., 2003. Satellite gaging reaches: a strategy for MODIS-based river monitoring. 9th International Symposium on Remote Sensing, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Crete, Greece, and Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 4886, p. 479-485.

13) Brakenridge, G.R., 2001, MODIS capabilities for flood remote sensing. EOS Investigators Working Group (IWG) meeting, Ft Lauderdale, Florida*

12) Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., and Finnegan, D.C., 2001, Floodplain geomorphology, flood magnitudes, and flood remote sensing. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Abstracts with Program*

11) Finnegan, G. R., Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., and Stender, A., 2000, Measuring Floods from Space: Constraints and Opportunities. Association of American Geographers National Meeting Abstracts*

10) Finnegan, D.C., Gomez, B. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2000, Measuring Flood Inundation Limits from Space. American Geophysical Union Abstracts*

9) Brakenridge, G.R., 1999, River flooding and Global Climate Change: A Multisensor Approach, in “Earth Science Enterprise Reference Handbook”, R. Greenstone, Ed., EOS Project Science Office, Code 900, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, p. 163-165.

8) Brakenridge, G. R, Tracy, B. T., and Knox, J. C., 1998, Orbital remote sensing of a river flood wave. International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 19, p. 1439-1445.

7) Mertes, L.A.K., Brakenridge, G. R., Hirschboeck, K.K., Prestegaard, K., and Warner, W. S., 1996, River flooding and global environmental change: a multi-sensor approach. American Geophysical Union, Union Session O4, Recent Developments in Natural Hazards Research and Technology *

6) Brakenridge, G.R., Tracy, B.T., Bryant, E. and Knox, J.C., 1996, Orbital SAR observation of extreme floods. ERIM Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada*

5) Brakenridge, G. R., 1996, The Dartmouth Flood Observatory: an electronic research tool and electronic archive for investigations of extreme flood events. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting*

4) Brakenridge, G. R. and Oswald, W., 1995, Geomorphological framework for satellite radar-based imaging of storm runoff, northeastern Syria. GERTEC Symposium, Jerusalem*

3) Brakenridge. G. R., Tracy, B. T., Knox, J. C., and Magilligan, F. J., 1994. ERS-1 remote sensing of floodwater surface profiles. Abstract, 25th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium*

2) Brakenridge, G. R., Knox, J. C., Magilligan, F. J., and Paylor, E., 1994. Radar remote sensing of the 1993 Mississippi Valley Flood. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, November, 1994.

1) Brakenridge, G. R., 1994, Orbital Remote Sensing of the 1993 Mississippi Valley Flood. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting*

* Indicates 1-3 page abstract and lecture or poster presentation








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