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Remote Sensing

MCEER’s remote sensing publications include reports on flood, storm surge, hurricane, earthquake, fire, tornado and tsunami damage assessment compiled within weeks of the disaster. They also include in-depth reports on advanced image analysis techniques; damage assessment, and applications of the in-field VIEWS™ data collection and visualization system.

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Hurricane Gustav Reconnaissance: Damage Survey using the VIEWS System

W. Svekla and E. Verrucci; MCEER-08-SP08; 10/31/2008; 4 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. No hard copies are available.


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Collection and Preliminary Analysis of Aerial and In-Field Building Damage Information in the Aftermath of the 2007 California Wildfires

A. McMillan, B.J. Adams, S. Ghosh and C.K. Huyck; MCEER-08-SP03; 4/30/2008; 28 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. No hard copies are available.


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Advanced Technology for Rapid Tornado Damage Assessment Following the "Super Tuesday" Tornado Outbreak of February 2008

A. McMillan, B.J. Adams, A. Reynolds, T. Brown, D. Liang and J.A. Womble; MCEER-08-SP01; 4/2/2008; 20 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. No hard copies are available.


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Building Inventory Compilaton for Disaster Management: Applicaton of Remote Sensing and Statistical Modeling

P. Sarabandi, A.S. Kiremidjian, R.T. Eguchi and B.J. Adams; MCEER-08-0025; 11/20/2008; 128 pages;


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Advanced Damage Detection for Hurricane Katrina: Integrating Remote Sensing Images and VIEWS Field Reconnaissance

J. Arn Womble, S. Ghosh, B.J. Adams and C.J. Friedland; MCEER-06-SP02; 3/1/2006; 150 pages; This report can be downloaded in PDF format from here.


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Proceedings of the International Workshop Series on Remote Sensing: A Compilation of Materials from Workshops held in 2003 (California), 2004 (California) and 2005 (Japan)

Edited by Beverley Adams; MCEER-05-SP03; 12/1/2005; 0 pages; Papers and presentations from the first three workshops on remote sensing can be downloaded from here.


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MCEER Response to Post-Tsunami Urban Damage Survey in Thailand, Using the VIEWS Reconnaissance System

S. Ghosh, B.J. Adams, C.K. Huyck, M. Mio, R.T. Eguchi, F. Yamazaki and M. Matsuoka; MCEER-05-SP01; 2/18/2005; 16 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. Additional reconnaissance information is available from here.


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MCEER/NHRAIC Response to Hurricane Charley: Collection of Satellite-Reference Building Damage Information in the Aftermath of Hurricane Charley

B.J. Adams, J.A. Womble, M.Z. Mio, J.B. Turner, K.C. Mehta and S. Ghosh; MCEER-04-SP04; 9/20/2004; 16 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. Additional reconnaissance information is available from here.


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Methodologies for Post-Earthquake Building Damage Detection Using SAR and Optical Remote Sensing: Application to the August 17, 1999 Marmara, Turkey Earthquake

C.K. Huyck, B.J. Adams, S. Cho, R.T. Eguchi, B. Mansouri and B. Houshmand; MCEER-04-0004; 6/15/2004; 184 pages;


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Engineering and Organizational Issues Related to the World Trade Center Terrorist Attack: Emergency Response in the Wake of the World Trade Center Attack: The Remote Sensing Perspective

C.K. Huyck and B.J. Adams; MCEER-02-SP05; 7/30/2002; 56 pages; Information about MCEER's research efforts on the WTC disaster are described here.


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Bare Earth Algorithms for Use with SAR and LIDAR Digital Elevation Models

C.K.Huyck, R.T.Eguchi and B.Houshmand; MCEER-02-0004; 10/16/2002; 128 pages;


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Proceedings of the Second MCEER Workshop on Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster by Advanced Technologies (MEDAT-2)

Edited by M. Bruneau and D.J. Inman; MCEER-01-0002; 7/23/2001; 338 pages; Presentation materials and a workshop summary is provided.


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Assessment of Advanced Technologies for Loss Estimation on CD-ROM

D. Tralli; MCEER-00-SP02; 12/31/2000; 97 pages; This CD-ROM describes the current state of advanced airborne and spaceborne remote sensing and ground-based technologies applicable to earthquake hazard mitigation. This 80-plus page report contains many links to Internet sites, numerous references to additional resources on the topic, two LiDAR fly-throughs and recommendations for future research. The CD requires Acrobat Reader 4.0 to view. More information about the report can be viewed here.


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Proceedings of the First MCEER Workshop on Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster by Advanced Technologies (MEDAT-1)

Edited by M. Shinozuka, D.J. Inman and T.D. O'Rourke; MCEER-00-0009; 11/10/2000; 270 pages; A workshop summary is provided.