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dc.contributorKooiman, Andréen_US
dc.contributorSaid, Mohammeden_US
dc.contributorBecht, Roberten_US
dc.contributorLimo, Agnesen_US
dc.contributorMumo, Marken_US
dc.contributorNduhiu-Mathenge, Josephen_US
dc.contributorShaka, Ayuben_US
dc.contributorSu, Boben_US
dc.creatorHoedjes, Joosten_US
dc.identifier.citationJoost Hoedjes, André Kooiman, Mohammed Said, Robert Becht, Agnes Limo, Mark Mumo, Joseph Nduhiu-Mathenge, Ayub Shaka, Bob Su. (22/4/2014). A Conceptual Flash Flood Early Warning System for Africa, Based on Terrestrial Microwave Links and Flash Flood Guidance. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 3(2).en_US
dc.description.abstractA conceptual flash flood early warning system for developing countries is described. The system uses rainfall intensity data from terrestrial microwave communication links and the geostationary Meteosat Second Generation satellite, i.e., two systems that are already in place and operational. Flash flood early warnings are based on a combination of the Flash Flood Guidance method and a hydrological model. The system will be maintained and operated through a public-private partnership, which includes a mobile telephone operator, a national meteorological service and an emergency relief service. The mobile telephone operator acts as both the supplier of raw input data and the disseminator of early warnings. The early warning system could significantly reduce the number of fatalities due to flash floods, improve the efficiency of disaster risk reduction efforts and play an important role in strengthening the resilience to climate change of developing countries in Africa. This paper describes the system that is currently being developed for Kenya.en_US
dc.sourceISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information;3,(2014)en_US
dc.subjectflash flood early warning systemen_US
dc.subjectterrestrial microwave linken_US
dc.subjectmeteosat second generationen_US
dc.titleA Conceptual Flash Flood Early Warning System for Africa, Based on Terrestrial Microwave Links and Flash Flood Guidanceen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idSaid, Mohammed: 0000-0001-8127-6399en_US
cg.subject.agrovocclimate changeen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASAen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Twente - UT Netherlandsen_US
cg.contributor.centerMinistry of Environment & Forestry Kenya - MoEFen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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