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Zhang, Y., Hong, Y., Gourley, J.J., Wang, X., Brakenridge, G.R., and De Groeve, T., in press, 2014, Impact of assimilating spaceborne microwave signals for improving hydrological prediction in ungauged basins. American Geophysical Union Monograph.

Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Shinjiro Kanae, Sonia I. Seneviratne, John Handmer, Neville Nicholls, Pascal Peduzzi, Reinhard Mechler, Laurens M. Bouwer, Nigel Arnell, Katharine Mach, Robert Muir-Wood, G. Robert Brakenridge, Wolfgang Kron, Gerardo Benito, Yasushi Honda, Kiyoshi Takahashi & Boris Sherstyukov, 2013, Flood risk and climate change: global and regional perspectives, Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2013.857411

Brakenridge, G. R. and Syvitski, J. P. M., 2013, Quaternary geoscience and natural hazards. Abstract, oral presentation, Geological  Society of America National Meeting, Denver, November 1-4, 2013.

Hirpa, F.A., Hopson, T., De Groeve, T., Brakenridge, G. R., Gebremichael, M., and Restrepo. P.J., 2013, Upstream Satellite Remote Sensing for River Discharge Prediction: Application to Major Rivers in South Asia. Remote Sensing of Environment, V.131, p.140–151.

Tom Hopson, F. Hirpa, G. Brakenridge, P. Webster, T. De Groeve, M. Gebremichael, P. Restrepo, Upstream Satellite Remote Sensing for River Discharge Forecastng: Application to Major Rivers in South Asia. European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, 2013.

Syvitski, J.P.M. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2013, Causation and avoidance of catastrophic flooding along the Indus River, Pakistan. GSA Today, V. 23, no. 1, p. 4-10.

Birkett, C. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2013, Lake volume monitoring for water resources: combining altimetry and surface area measurements. Poster for ASPRS Annual Conference, March 24-28, 2013, Baltimore, MD USA*

Kundzewicz , Z.W., Iwona Pi?skwar, I., and Brakenridge, G. R., 2013, Large floods in Europe,1985–2009, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58:1, 1-7.

Brakenridge, G.R., Cohen, S., Kettner, A.J., De Groeve, T., Nghiem, S.V., Syvitski, J.P.M., Fekete, B.M., 2012, Calibration of orbital microwave measurements of river discharge using a global hydrology model. Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.035.

Westerhoff, R. S., Kleuskens, M. P. H., Winsemius, H. C., Huizinga, H. J., Brakenridge, G. R., and Bishop, C.: Automated global water mapping based on wide-swath orbital synthetic-aperture radar. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 651-663, doi:10.5194/hess-17-651-2013, 2013.

Fekete, B. M., Lammers, R. B., and Brakenridge, G. R., 2012, River discharge, in “State of the Climate in 2011”, Special Supplement to the the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, 7, Chapter 2, p. S28-S29.

Winsemius, H.C., Brakenridge, G. R., Westerhoff, R. S., Huizinga, J. H., Villars, N., and Bishop, C., 2012, Flood mapping by combining the strengths of optical and Sentinel active radar remote sensing, EGU General Assembly 2012, held 22-27 April, 2012 in Vienna, Austria., p.13224*.

Cohen, S., Brakenridge, G.R., Kettner, A.J., Syvitski, J.P.M., Fekete, B.M., 2012, and De Groeve, T., 2012, Calibration of orbital microwave measurements of river discharge using a global hydrology model. AGU Chapman Conference, “Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle”, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 19 –22 February 2012.*


Khan, S. I., Y. Hong, H. J. Vergara, J. J. Gourley, G. R. Brakenridge, T. De Groeve, Z. L. Flamig, F. Policelli, and B. Yong, 2012, Microwave satellite data for hydrologic modeling in ungauged basins, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE, v. 9, no. 4, p. 663-667,PP (99), 1-5.doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2011.2177807. 


Brakenridge; G.R., Syvitski, J.P.M., Overeem, I., Stewart-Moore, J.A., Kettner, A.J., Westerhoff, R., 2012, Global mapping of storm surges, 2002-present and the assessment of coastal vulnerability. Natural Hazards, 66: 1295-1312. DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-0317-z.


Syvitski, J.P.M., Brakenridge, G. R, Hannon, M., 2012, Floods, floodplains, delta plains - a satellite imaging approach. Sedimentary Geology, v.267-268, p. 1-14, doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.05.014.


Chorynski, A., Pinskwar, I., Kron, W., Brakenridge, R., Kundzewicz, Z. W., 2012, Catalogue of large floods in Europe in the 20th century.  In: Kundzewicz, Z. W. (ed.), “Changes in Flood Risk in Europe”, Special Publication No. 10, IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, p. 27-54.


Hopson, T.M., De Groeve, T.D., Brakenridge, G. R.,Gebremichael, M. and Restrepo, P.J., 2011, Upstream Satellite-derived flow signals for river discharge prediction, Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco*


Syvitski, J.P.M., Kettner, A.J., Brakenridge, G. R., 2011, Global overview on delivery of sediment to the coast from tropical river basins, Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco*


Kettner, A. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2011, Estimating time series of fluvial suspended sediment by applying remote sensing techniques. European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2011, Vienna*


Kettner, A.J., Syvitski, J.P.M., Overeem, I., and Brakenridge, G.R., December 3-7, 2012. Human induced flooding of the  Indus River in 2010: How it changed the landscape. AGU San Francisco, CA, USA.*

Zhang, Y, Hong, Y., Gourley, J.J., Khan, S., Wang, X., Gao, J., Brakenridge, G. R., De Groeve, T., Vergara, H., 2012, in review, Impact of assimilating spaceborne microwave signals for improving flood prediction in Cubango river basin, Africa. Geophysical Research Letters.

Westerhoff, R. S., Kleuskens, M.P.H.,Winsemius, H.C., Huizinga, J.H., and Brakenridge, G. R.,in review, Automated and Systematic Water mapping in a Near-real-time Global Flood Observatory based on SAR data. In review, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.


Khan, S.I., Hong, Y., Vergara, H.J., Gourley, J.J., Brakenridge, G. R., De Groeve, T., Flamig, Z.L., and Policelli, F., and Yong, B., 2012. Microwave satellite data for hydrologic modeling in ungauged basins. IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, VOL. 9, NO. 4, p.663-667.


Brakenridge, G.R., Cohen, S., Kettner, A.J., De Groeve, T., Nghiem, S.V., Syvitski, J.P.M., Fekete, B.M., 2012, Calibration of orbital microwave measurements of river discharge using a global hydrology model.

Syvitski, J.P.M., Brakenridge, G. R, Hannon, M., 2012, in press, Floods, floodplains, deltaplains - a satellite imaging approach. Sedimentary Geology.

Fekete, B. M., Lammers, R. B., and Brakenridge, G. R., 2012, in press, River discharge, in “State of the Climate in 2011”, special issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Winsemius, H.C., Brakenridge, G. R., Westerhoff, R. Huizinga, J., Villars, N. and Bishop, C., 2012, Flood mapping by combining the strengths of optical and active radar remote sensing, European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2012, Vienna*.

Cohen, S., Brakenridge, G.R., Kettner, A.J., Syvitski, J.P.M., Fekete, B.M., 2012, and De Groeve, T., 2012., Calibration of orbital microwave measurements of river discharge using a global hydrology model. AGU Chapman Conference, “Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle”, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 19 –22 February 2012.*


Pinskwar, I., Kundzewicz, Z. W., Peduzzi, P., Brakenridge, G.R., Stahl, K., Hannaford, J., 2012, in press. Changing floods in Europe. In: Kundzewicz, Z. W. (ed.) Changes in Flood Risk in Europe, Special Publication No. 10, IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.


Chorynski, A., Pinskwar, I., Kron, W., Brakenridge, R., Kundzewicz, Z. W., 2012, in press. Catalogue of large floods in Europe in the 20th century.  In: Kundzewicz, Z. W. (ed.) Changes in Flood Risk in Europe, Special Publication No. 10, IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK.


Hopson, T.M., De Groeve, T.D., Brakenridge, G. R.,Gebremichael, M. and Restrepo, P.J., 2011, Upstream Satellite-derived flow signals for river discharge prediction, Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco*


Syvitski, J.P.M., Kettner, A.J., Brakenridge, G. R., 2011, Global overview on delivery of sediment to the coast from tropical river basins, Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco*


Kettner, A. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2011, Estimating time series of fluvial suspended sediment by applying remote sensing techniques. European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2011, Vienna*


Brakenridge, G.R., Kettner, A.J., Syvitski, J., Policelli, F., De Groeve, T., and Nghiem, S., 2011, Predicting and managing the effects of extreme floods using orbital remote sensing. Extended abstract and talk: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, August 1-5, 2011.


Khan, S. I., Y. Hong, J. Wang, K. K. Yilmaz, J. J. Gourley, R. F. Adler, G. R. Brakenridge, F. Policelli, S. Habib, and D. Irwin, 2011:  Satellite remote sensing and hydrological modeling for flood inundation mapping in Lake Victoria Basin:  Implications for hydrologic prediction in ungauged basins.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49, 85-95, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2010.2057513.


Brakenridge, G.R., Kettner, A.J., Overeem, I.,Nghiem, S.V.,De Groeve, T., Syvitski, J.P., 2010, Effects of Fluvial Morphology on Remote Sensing Measurements of Discharge. Abstract and Talk, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco Abstract H41K-02, 13-17 December*.


Syvitski, J. P.M., Brakenridge, G. R., and Kettner, A. J., 2010, Divergent Flow of Water and Sediment in Lowland Coastal Settings. 18th International Sedimentological Congress, Mendoza Argentina*


Adhikari, P., Y. Hong, K. R. Douglas, D. Kirschbaum, J. J. Gourley, R. F. Adler, and G.R. Brakenridge, 2010: A digitized global flood inventory (1998-2008): Compilation and preliminary results. Natural Hazards, 55, 405-422, doi:10.1007/s11069-010-9537-2.


Syvitski, J.P.M., Brakenridge, G.R., Kettner, A. J. and Overeem, I, 2010, Storm surge flooding of deltas made susceptible by human activities. Storm Surges Congress (LOICZ), Hamburg, Germany*


Kugler, Z., Brakenridge, R., and De Groeve, T., 2010, Microwave satellite data to quantify effects of global climate change on arctic rivers, Proc. SPIE 7825, 782508 (2010); doi:10.1117/12.866021.

De Groeve, T. 2010, Flood monitoring and mapping using passive microwave remote sensing in Namibia. Geomatics, Natural Hazards, and Risk, V. 1, no. 1, p. 19-35.

Khan, S., Hong, Y., Wang, J., Yilmaz, K., Gourley, J. J.,Policelli, F., Habid, S., and Irwin, D., 2009, Satellite Remote Sensing and Hydrological Modeling for Flood Inundation Mapping in Lake Victoria Basin: Implications for Hydrologic Prediction in Ungauged Basins. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco*.


ISDR, 2009, Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, “Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate”, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, also online at: www.preventionweb.nrt/gar09 (co-contributor, see pages 31-36.)


Syvitski, J.P.M., Kettner, A.J., Hannon, M.T., Hutton, E.W.H., Overeem, I., Brakenridge, G.R., Day, J., Vorosmarty, C., Saito, Y., Giosan, L., and Nicholls R.J., 2009, Sinking Deltas. Nature Geoscience, v.2, 681-686.


Lotsch, A., Dick, W., Manuamorn, O.P., 2009, Assessment of Innovative Approaches for Flood Risk Management and Financing in Agriculture. Commodity Risk Management Group Agriculture and Rural Development Department, The World Bank Group, 124 p. Background paper by Brakenridge was incorporated into this report.


Brakenridge, G.R., Nghiem, S.V., Anderson, E., and Mic, R., 2007, Orbital Microwave Measurement of River Discharge and Ice Status. Water Resources Research, v.43, W0405, doi:10.1029/2006WR005238, 16p
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Caquard, S., and G. R. Brakenridge, 2007: Floods. Glimpses of a Changing World: Views of Planet Earth from Space, M. D. King, C. L. Parkinson, K. C. Partington, and R. G. Williams, Eds., Cambridge University Press, 84-87.


Kugler, Z., De Groeve, T., G. R. Brakenridge, T. Benoist, 2007, Towards Near-real Time Global Flood Detection System, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 10th Intl. Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, ISPMSRS'07, Davos.

Kugler, Z. and De Groeve, T., 2007, The Global Flood Detection System. JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, 45p.


DeGroeve, T., Kugler, Z, and Brakenridge, G. R., 2007, Near real time flood alerting for the global disaster alert and coordination system. In Proceedings of the 4th International ISCRAM Conference (B. Van de Walle, P. Burghardt, and C. Nieuwenhuis, eds., Delft, the Netherlands).


Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., and Nghiem, S.V., 2006, Orbital remote sensing of river ice, Siberia and Alaska. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennnslyvania.*


Brakenridge, G.R., and Anderson, E., 2006, MODIS-based flood detection, mapping, and measurement: the potential for operational hydrological applications. In: Transboundary Floods: Reducing the Risks Through Flood Management, Springer-Verlag, Netherlands, J. Marsalek et al, Eds, 16p.


Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., MODIS-based flood detection, mapping, and measurement: the potential for operational hydrological applications. In: Flood Risk Management: Hazards, Vulnerability, Mitigation Measures, Proc. of NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Ostrov u Tise, Czech Republic, Oct. 6-10 (2004), Springer-Verlag*.


Ip, F., Dohm, J.M., Baker V.R., Brakenridge, R., Davies, A.G. and Chien, S., Autonomous Flood Sensorweb: Multi-Sensor Rapid Response and Early Flood Detection.  Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Burlington, Vermont, July 9-13, 2006, 4 p.


Brakenridge, G.R., Nghiem, S.V., Anderson, E., and Chien, S., 2005, Space-based measurement of river runoff. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 86, no. 19, p. 185-188.


Brakenridge, G. R., Nghiem, S.V., Anderson, E. and Caquard, S., 2004, Optical and radar remote sensing measurements of the extreme flood of 2003, Indus River, Pakistan and NW India. American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting 2004, abstract #U21A-01*.


Brakenridge, G.R. and Nghiem, S.V. 2004. Satellite-based flood detection, mapping, and river  monitoring in near real time. Natural Hazards and Disaster Management Support Symposium, India-United States Conference on Space Science, Applications, and Commerce, Bangalore, India, p. 150.


Nghiem, S. V., E. G. Njoku, G. R. Brakenridge, Y. Kim, and G. Neumann, Land surface water cycles observed with satellite sensors, Joint 19th Conference on Hydrology and 16th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 85th Amer. Meteo. Soc. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 9-13 Jan. 2004.*
Chien, S., and others, 2004. Using automated planning for sensorweb response. International Workshop on Automated Planning and Scheduling for Space, 8p. in press.


Caquard, S, and Brakenridge, G.R., 2004. Large floods on the Kenyan Side of Lake Victoria. Report and large-scale map for the Associated Programme on Flood Management, UN-World Meteorological Organization, Geneva.7p.


Caquard S., Brakenridge G. R. and Anderson E., 2004, Change in Extreme Floods since 1985: A Global Perspective. 100th AAG Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 14-19, 2004*.


Mertes, L.A.K., Dekker, A.G., Brakenridge, G.R., Birkett, C.M., Le Toueneau. G. 2004. Rivers and Lakes, in “Manual of Remote Sensing, vol. 5, Natural Resources and Environment”, Susan Ustin, editor and Andy Rencz, general editor, John Wiley and Sons, NY, (2004) p. 345-400.


Brakenridge R., Caquard S., Anderson E, The role of flood remote sensing in flood hazard assessment. 99th AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 5-8, 2003*


Gubbels, T. and G.R. Brakenridge, Flood disaster hits Hispaniola. Feature, The Earth Observatory, 2004. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/Haiti2004/.


Dohm, J.M, Chien, S., Brakenridge, G., Baker, V. and 13 other co-authors, 2003. Streamlining spacecraft observation response to flood detection with a ground and space-based sensor web system. Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco*


Nghiem, S. V., Barber, D. G., Brakenridge, G. R., Leshkevich, G. A., Markus, T., Neumann, G., Njoku, E. G., Perovich, D. K., Steffen, K., Sturm, M., van Woert, M. L. 2003, Surface water applications of satellite scatterometry, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, abstract #H21H-07*.


Caquard S., Brakenridge R. and Anderson E., 2003, Interannual Variability, Seasonality & Global Patterning of River Floods since 1985, Paper presented at the Global Water System Project - Open Science Conference, Portsmouth, NH, Oct. 07-09, 2003.*


Caquard, S. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2003, Mapping the limits of information: A prototype for diffusing large flood events data on the internet. Proceedings of the 6th AGILE, April 24-26, Lyon, France. 4p.


Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., and Carlos, H., 2002, Satellite gaging reaches: a technique for streamflow measurements from space. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Abstracts with Program*


Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., Nghiem, S.V., Caquard, S., and Shabaneh, T., 2002. Flood warnings, flood disaster assessments, and flood hazard reduction: the roles of orbital remote sensing. Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 10-14, 4 p.


Brakenridge R., Caquard S., Anderson E., and Carlos H., Potential Uses of space-base flood mapping for disaster management in Asia and the Pacific, UN Regional Workshop on Space Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 11-15, 2002*


Brakenridge, G. R., H. A. Carlos, S. V. Nghiem, and E. Anderson, 2002, QuikSCAT/SeaWinds monitoring of large seasonal wetlands, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco*.


Mertes, L.A.K. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2002, Remote discharge measurements and connectivity mapping for rivers and floodplains. Report for CUAHSI, Science-based Infrastructure for the Hydrologic Sciences.


Brakenridge, G.R., Carlos, H., and Anderson, E., 2003. Satellite gaging reaches: a strategy for MODIS-based river monitoring.  9th International Symposium on Remote Sensing, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Crete, Greece, and Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 4886, p. 479-485.


Brakenridge, G.R., 2001, MODIS capabilities for flood remote sensing. EOS Investigators Working Group (IWG) meeting, Ft Lauderdale, Florida*


Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., and Finnegan, D.C., 2001, Floodplain geomorphology, flood magnitudes, and flood remote sensing. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Abstracts with Program*


Finnegan, G. R., Brakenridge, G.R., Anderson, E., and Stender, A., 2000, Measuring Floods from Space: Constraints and Opportunities. Association of American Geographers National Meeting Abstracts*


Finnegan, D.C., Gomez, B. and Brakenridge, G.R., 2000, Measuring Flood Inundation Limits from Space. American Geophysical Union Abstracts*


Brakenridge, G.R., 1999, River flooding and Global Climate Change: A Multisensor Approach, in “Earth Science Enterprise Reference Handbook”, R. Greenstone, Ed., EOS Project Science Office, Code 900, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, p. 163-165.


Brakenridge, G.R., 1998. Flood remote sensing in the 21rst century. Proceedings of International Workshop on the utilization of remote sensing technology to natural disaster reduction, Japan-United States Science and Technology Agreement (JUST). Oct 26-28, 1998, Tskuba, Japan, p. 236-238.


Brakenridge, G. R, Tracy, B. T., and Knox, J. C., 1998, Orbital remote sensing of a river flood wave.  International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 19, p. 1439-1445.

Mertes, L.A.K., Brakenridge, G. R., Hirschboeck, K.K., Prestegaard, K., and Warner, W. S., 1996, River flooding and global environmental change: a multi-sensor approach. American Geophysical Union, Union Session O4, Recent Developments in Natural Hazards Research and Technology *


Brakenridge, G.R., Tracy, B.T., Bryant, E. and Knox, J.C., 1996, Orbital SAR observation of extreme floods. Proceedings of the 11th Thematic  Conference, Geologic Remote Sensing, ERIM , Las Vegas, Nevada, p. I-297.*


Brakenridge, G. R., and Karnes, Daniel,1996, The Dartmouth Flood Observatory: an electronic research tool and electronic archive for investigations of extreme flood events.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geoscience Information Society Proceedings.


Brakenridge, G. R. and Oswald, W., 1995, Geomorphological framework for satellite radar-based imaging of storm runoff, northeastern Syria. GERTEC Symposium (Geomorphic Response of Mediterranean and Arid Areas to Climate Change", Jerusalem, Israel, 14-21 May 1995*.


Brakenridge. G. R., Tracy, B. T., Knox, J. C., and Magilligan, F. J., 1994. ERS-1 remote sensing of floodwater surface profiles. Abstract, 25th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium*.


Brakenridge, G. R., Knox, J. C., Magilligan, F. J., and Paylor, E., 1994.  Radar remote sensing aids study of the Great Flood of 1993.  EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 75(45), p. 521.


Brakenridge, G. R., 1994, Orbital Remote Sensing of the 1993 Mississippi Valley Flood.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting*

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This work is made possible by data acquired by NASA, the Japanese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency, and funding support from NASA and the European Commission, through the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) project, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. The Observatory was founded in 1993 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA and moved to the University of Colorado, INSTAAR, CSDMS in 2010. The institutional support of both universities is gratefully acknowledged.
 
     

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