Earthquake damage identification using multi-temporal high-resolution optical satellite imagery

@article{Rathje2005EarthquakeDI,
  title={Earthquake damage identification using multi-temporal high-resolution optical satellite imagery},
  author={E. M. Rathje and Kyu-Seok Woo and Melba Crawford and Amy Neuenschwander},
  journal={Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2005. IGARSS '05.},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={5045-5048}
}
This paper uses preand post-earthquake high resolution (0.6 m) optical satellite images to identify damage patterns in the city of Bam, Iran during the 2003 Bam, Iran earthquake. The Quickbird satellite images were co-registered and used in a change detection algorithm to identify damage to the urban infrastructure. The change detection algorithm uses changes in texture, as computed by the correlation coefficient between the images, to identify damage. Additionally, a mask was applied to remove… CONTINUE READING