Natural Resources, School of

 

Date of this Version

2011

Citation

2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection (ISWREP). IEEE, pp. 2429–2432.

Comments

Copyright ©2011 IEEE. Used by permission.

Abstract

The 2011 Sendai Earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan triggering a destructive tsunami that has caused extensive damage. A fast and effective post-disaster assessment is highly imperative for the recovery of this region. This study modeled the tsunami-affected areas of coastal Fukushima Prefecture using Landsat-7 ETM+ data and terrain analysis. The result shows that most of the coastal areas were significantly affected by the tsunami. The low-lying plains along the coast are particularly vulnerable to the tsunami.