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Flood extent and damage estimation in Hungary during the floods in spring 2006
Following the application of Hungary for the EU Solidarity Fund following the floods in April 2006, an analysis was carried out on flood extent and the land use in the flooded areas. This document gives an overview of measured river discharge and water levels by the Hungarian water authorities, presents the flood extent assessment as derived from MODIS-Terra imagery, describes the assessment of water depth in the flooded areas using SRTM data and the analysis of land use in the flooded areas and a coarse damage assessment. It also discusses the inaccuracies contained in the products and presents how results and estimates could be improved and discusses possible new products for rapid damage estimation.