Hardy, A. ; Thomas, C.; Ettritch, G.

Serial water body maps for the Barotseland Region, Western Zambia

The dataset provides raster gridded estimates of open water and inundated vegetation for the Barotseland Region in Western Zambia. There are a total of 55 images covering the period 2016-2019 at a spatial resolution of 10m. The images were generated using an automatic classification routine applied to Sentinel-1 radar imagery, with classification refinements made using ancillary datasets such as the Global Urban Footprint, and the Height Above Nearest Drainage terrain derivative generated using SRTM digital elevation data. These data are valuable for a range of applications including public health and water resources.

Publication date: 2019-08-06

Get the data

This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : TIFF

You must cite: Hardy, A. ; Thomas, C.; Ettritch, G. (2019). Serial water body maps for the Barotseland Region, Western Zambia. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/4ef558d2-05d4-4ae2-988e-a5c2450b95dd

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-04-16    to    2018-08-31

Supplemental information

This dataset is a supplement to:

Hardy, A., Ettritch, G., Cross, D., Bunting, P., Liywalii, F., Sakala, J., Silumesii, A., Singini, D., Smith, M., Willis, T., Thomas, C.J. Automatic detection of open and vegetated water bodies using sentinel 1 to map African malaria vector mosquito breeding habitats. Remote Sensing (2019), 11, 593.

Provenance & quality

The dataset was created as part of the NERC funded FloodMal project. Classification outputs were validated using coincidental high resolution PlanetScope (4 m) optical imagery, supported by field campaigns in September 2018, May 2018 and March 2017, recording the presence and characteristics of water bodies.
For further details please see supporting information.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Andy Hardy
Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
UK
ajh13@aber.ac.uk

Authors

Hardy, A.
Aberystwyth University
Thomas, C.
Aberystwyth University
Ettritch, G.
Aberystwyth University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Barotseland Region,  Mapping Zambia
INSPIRE Theme
Hydrography