NOAA tests new imagery approach for Hurricane Arthur

NOAA tests new imagery approach for Hurricane Arthur

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US: The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has employed new aerial photography techniques in the wake of Hurricane Arthur. NGS planned survey flights to document damage, erosion, and potential impacts to navigation in the aftermath of the tropical cyclone.

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In response to the cyclone, oblique imagery of the affected areas was collected using new photographic techniques that NGS experts expect will lead to more comprehensive post-storm surveys in the future.

The data contained in coastline imagery provides emergency managers to facilitate search-and-rescue efforts, develop recovery strategies, identify navigation hazards, locate errant vessels, and offer documentation for damage assessment through comparison of before-and-after imagery.

Source: NOAA