Flood detection using a spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) has become a powerful tool for organizing disaster responses. The detection accuracy is increased by accumulating pre-event observations, whereas applying multiple observation modes results in an inadequate number of observations with the same mode from the same orbit. Recent flood detection studies take advantage of the large number of pre-event observations taken from an identical orbit and observation mode. On the other hand, those studies do not take account of the use of multiple orbits and modes. In this study, we examined how the analysis results suffered when pre-event observations were only taken from a different orbit or mode to that of the post-event observation. Experimental results showed that inundation areas were overlooked under such non-ideal conditions. On the other hand, the detection accuracy could be recovered by combining analysis results from possible alternate datasets and became compatible with ideal cases.
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