- Nowcasting from Space: Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Fiji’s Agriculture
This study investigates the feasibility of using remote sensing data for post-disaster damage assessment.
Satellite imagery can be a source of easily available, fast, affordable, and accurate data for assessing disaster impacts. This study focuses on Fiji, its agriculture sector, and the tropical cyclones that have battered the country in recent years. It finds that remote sensing data, when combined with pre-event socioeconomic and demographic information, can improve both nowcasting and post-disaster damage assessments of tropical cyclones on agriculture.