A novel approach (the CRATER method) for assessing tsunami vulnerability at the regional scale using ASTER imagery

Download files
Access & Terms of Use
open access
Abstract
We present here a novel method to assess coastal vulnerability to tsunami based on GIS (Geographical Information System), ASTER imagery (Advanced Spaceborn Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and SRTM-3 elevation model (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission-3). We developed this method within the CRATER project (Coastal Risk Analysis for Tsunamis and Environmental Remediation) and applied it on the whole western coast of Thailand. As result, we generated a set of vectorial vulnerability maps with a geometrical resolution of 90m (scale 1:450 000). This approach provides a low-cost and quick tool to analyse extended coastal tracts, and prioritize investments for prevention measures or for further high-resolution analysis.
Persistent link to this record
DOI
Link to Publisher Version
Additional Link
Author(s)
Dall'Osso, Filippo
Lorenza, Bovio
Alessandra, Cavalletti
Francesco, Immordino
Marco, Gonella
Giovanni, Gabbianelli
Supervisor(s)
Creator(s)
Editor(s)
Translator(s)
Curator(s)
Designer(s)
Arranger(s)
Composer(s)
Recordist(s)
Conference Proceedings Editor(s)
Other Contributor(s)
Corporate/Industry Contributor(s)
Publication Year
2010
Resource Type
Journal Article
Degree Type
UNSW Faculty
Files
download DALLOSSO_Publication_2010.pdf 4.7 MB Adobe Portable Document Format
Related dataset(s)