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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B22/S10.137

USING MODIS IMAGERY FOR RISK ASSESSMENT IN THE CROSS-BORDER AREA ROMANIA-REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

I. Iordache, A. Ursu, A. Liviu, M. Iosub, V. Istrate
Thursday 8 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-59-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book2 Vol. 2, 1075-1082 pp

ABSTRACT
An increase of natural hazard events can be observed, in the last few years, at a global
scale. Its impact is more often assessed from a socio-economical point of view and less from an environmental perspective. This paper is focused on the evaluation of the
natural hazard events impact on inhabited areas and natural sites, using remote sensing techniques. Study area is extended on two countries: Romania (EU-Country) and Republic of Moldova (EEP-country), and is represented by the entire historical region of Moldavia. Two sample areas from different countries were chosen in order to
compare the results of governmental measures taken by each country, in similar natural conditions. The proposed methodology involved the use of satellite imagery, and its processing with MOD13Q1 product, derived from MODIS radio spectrometer, for the drought event of 2007. MOD13Q1 is the catalog name for NDVI vegetation index. The results reveal that the impact in the territory is different in these two countries. In Romania, due to a lack of irrigation infrastructure, the drought effects were more intense than in the Republic of Moldova.

Keywords: MODIS, NDVI, MOD13Q1, Romania, Republic of Moldova, drought
monitoring