Franca Disabato

Franca Disabato
Politecnico di Torino | polito · DIST - Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning

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Many studies have shown a growing trend in terms of frequency and severity of extreme events. As never before, having tools capable to monitor the amount of rain that reaches the Earth’s surface has become a key point for the identification of areas potentially affected by floods. In order to guarantee an almost global spatial coverage, NASA Global...
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Many studies have shown a growing trend, in terms of number, frequency and severity of extreme events. As never before, having tools capable to monitor the amount of rain that reaches the Earth’s surface has become a focal point for the identification of areas potentially affected by floods. In order to guarantee an almost global spatial coverage,...
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The GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission provides - since March 2014 - different IMERG (Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM) products with a spatial coverage of 60°N - 60°S. IMERG products are available in three different versions: early run (with a delay of 6 hours), late run (with a delay of 18 hours) and final run (with a del...
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The recent socioeconomic and environmental impacts of extreme flood events occurred in Europe are testimony to the disastrous consequences that such future hazards are likely to pose. Managing inundation risk requires prevention measures in close cooperation with Civil Protection authorities. This topic underlies the TRIBUTE (TRIgger BUffers for in...
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In recent years an increasing number of extreme meteorological events have been recorded. Geomatics techniques have been historically adopted to support the different phases of the Emergency Management cycle with a main focus on emergency response, initial recovery and preparedness through the acquisition, processing, management and dissemination o...
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This work constitutes a first step towards the definition of a methodology for automatic urban extraction from medium spatial resolution Landsat data. Decision Tree is investigated as classification technique due to its ability in establishing which is the most relevant information to be used for the classification process and its capability of ext...
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The aim of the study is to identify flood events by comparing and integrating two methodologies based on different principles: the first is based on the identification of precipitation anomalies by the means of the analysis of pluviometric data, the second is focused on the analysis on remote sensed data for the detection of ground effects of flood...
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The non-profit association ITHACA cooperates with the World Food Programme in order to define a global drought Early Warning System, mostly based on satellite data, with the scope of mapping critical areas that may be potentially subject to food crises. In 2010 the African regions of Sahel, especially Niger and Chad, faced a relevant food crisis du...
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The paper describes a preliminary study on the urban classification accuracies obtained by means of the Decision Tree classifier. The study was conducted over the area of Turin (Italy), with Landsat ETM+ imagery and with an official regional map (Cartografia Tecnica Regionale) used as ground truth. In particular the variation of the accuracies was...
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Risk reduction and disaster respond experts working on flood related issues could greatly benefit from the availability of information such as the real extent of past flood events and the monitoring of flood extent during ongoing events. To respond to the afore mentioned needs, ITHACA is developing a tool devoted to the automated detection of flood...
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Satellite images and GIS procedures are key elements for emergency management, especially in case of events hitting developing countries, more vulnerable to calamities and less prepared to face them. This article aims to show the procedure applied for the production of a cartography of flooded areas during the early impact phase; these activities a...
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The aim of the project is the development of an Early Warning system for flood events based on precipitation analysis and related to historical flooded area detection.The recently change of Humanitarian International Agencies in the way of approaching the emergency preparedness has lead UN (United Nations) system to create a tightened collaboration...
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Satellite images and GIS procedures are key elements for emergency management, especially in case of events hitting developing countries, more vulnerable to calamities and less prepared to face them. This article aims to show the procedure applied for the production of a cartography of flooded areas during the early impact phase; these activities a...
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The ITHACA project ( Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action ) has the main goal to carry on operational and research activitie s in the field of geomatics for analysis, evaluatio n and mitigation of natural and manmade hazards. The project has been developed within an association founded by Politecni co di Torino...
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In this paper an innovative procedure based on satellite data aimed at the daily monitoring of snow covers is shown. Snow mapping is required to verify accessibility to those areas interested by catastrophic events. This need was expressed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The research was developed within a collaboration agreement be...
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The aim of the project is the development of an Early Warning system for flood events based on precipitation analysis and related to historical flooded area detection. The recently change of Humanitarian International Agencies in the way to approach the emergency preparedness has lead UN (United Nations) system to create a tightened collaboration w...
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Riassunto Questo articolo intende illustrare una procedura di classificazione automatica di immagini satellitari creata all'interno di ITHACA (Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action), un centro di ricerca, che tra le sue attività si occupa di fornire supporto tecnologico nel caso di emergenze ambientali al WFP (W...

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UICCA Conferences are organized in Turin (Italy) every two years (general chair Maurizio Tiepolo) to discuss hot topics of climate change in urban Africa. Experiences from other contexts are welcome to inspire action in African cities. 100 researchers have so far participated in the Conferences. At the end of each Conference a selection of early birds is published open access. 2011, UICCA1: Climate change vulnerability 2013, UICCA2: Planning with scant information 2016, UICCA3: Renewing local planning Regions, cities and towns represented at the UICCA's Conferences: Abalak, Niger Dioloulou, Senegal Fatick Region, Senegal Joal Fadiouth, Senegal Kébémer, Senegal La Spezia, Italy Linguère, Senegal Louga, Senegal Milan Provincial administration, Italy Niamey, Niger Pouytenga, Burkina Faso Tabalak, Niger Téra, Niger Turin Provincial administration, Italy Ziguinchor Region, Senegal Ziniaré, Burkina Faso