As India recovers from the devastating effects of cyclones Amphan and Nisarga, HR Wallingford will develop a method to predict damage from future flooding. Working for the Met Office Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) India project and supported by the UK Government’s Newton Fund, specialists will use Earth Observation (EO) data from satellites to assess the likely impacts of flooding on buildings and farmland across the country. The results of the project are expected to inform the way similar challenges are tackled around the world.
(Left) flooding caused by super-cyclone Amphan in Kolkata last month (Credit: iStock.com/Roop_Dey), (Right) Super-Cyclone Amphan builds in the Bay of Bengal - ©2020 NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Continue reading ›