Map of Flood Waters over the Affected Districts of Buzi and Beira, Sofala Province, Mozambique

Wed, 9 Jan 2008 21:05:45 GMT
Product ID: 1037 - English
Published: 9 Jan, 2008
GLIDE: FL-2008-000004-MOZ
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: -18.173 x 33.957
BottomRight: -20.329 x 35.29

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This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over the affected districts in central Mozambique. Flooded areas are sorted into 2 classes: Red areas represent standing flood waters identified with a high degree of confidence. Yellow areas represent flood-affected areas, possibly covered with standing water, identified with a lower degree of confidence. The total area flooded per district is calculated in km2. Flood analysis was made using MODIS imagery from 4 January 2008. Additional pre-flood MODIS imagery from 24Nov2007 (in blue) was used in this analysis. Rainfall estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 25km for this region.This flood detection is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Map Scale for A3: 1:700,000.Projection : UTM, Zone 36 South.
Satellite Data: MODIS Terra & Aqua (NASA)
Resolution: 500m/250m
Date Series: 20 Nov. 2007 & 4 Jan. 2008
Flood Analysis : UNOSAT
Rainfall Data: TRMM (NASA)
Resolution : 0.25 deg
Date Series : 9 Dec. 2007 -9 January2008
Hydrology Data: HydroSheds (USGS)
Other GIS Data: NGA, USGS, WHO, UNJLC
Map Production: UNOSAT (9 January 2008)