Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 657–666, 2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 657–666, 2017

Review article 04 Sep 2017

Review article | 04 Sep 2017

floodX: urban flash flood experiments monitored with conventional and alternative sensors

Matthew Moy de Vitry et al.

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Pluvial flash floods are a growing hazard in urban areas but the lack of appropriate data collection methods hinders the improvement of flood risk mapping and early warning systems. In the floodX project, 22 controlled urban flash floods were generated in a flood response training facility and monitored with state-of-the-art sensors complemented with standard surveillance cameras. The data can be used to explore vision-based monitoring concepts and flood model calibration strategies.