Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4215–4228, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4215-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4215–4228, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4215-2015

Research article 21 Oct 2015

Research article | 21 Oct 2015

High-quality observation of surface imperviousness for urban runoff modelling using UAV imagery

P. Tokarczyk et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Jul 2015) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Piotr Tokarczyk on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2015) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 Sep 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Sep 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Sep 2015) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Piotr Tokarczyk on behalf of the Authors (23 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Sep 2015) by Nunzio Romano
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Short summary
We investigate for the first time the possibility of deriving high-resolution imperviousness maps for urban areas from UAV imagery and using this information as input for urban drainage models. We show that imperviousness maps generated using UAV imagery processed with modern classification methods achieve accuracy comparable with standard, off-the-shelf aerial imagery. We conclude that UAV imagery represents a valuable alternative data source for urban drainage model applications.