Decreasing Flood Waters in the Affected Provinces of Sofala, Tete & Zambezia, Mozambique

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:41:11 GMT
Product ID: 1105 - English
Published: 27 Feb, 2008
GLIDE: FL-2008-000004-MOZ
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TopLeft: -16.5 x 34.6
BottomRight: -19.6 x 37.5

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This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over the affected provinces of Sofala & Tete & Zambezia, Mozambique. Flooded areas have been sorted into 4 classes: Red areas represent standing flood waters as of 24 Feb. 2008 identified with a high degree of confidence. Yellow areas represent flood-affected areas as of 24 Feb. 2008, possibly covered with standing water, identified with a lower degree of confidence. Black areas represent standing flood waters and flood-affected areas as of 13 Feb. 2008. Additionally, blue areas represent the water levels before the flooding in November 2007. The 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: 1,350,000; Projection: UTM, Zone 36 South; Datum : WGS 1984
Satellite Data: MODIS Terra & Aqua (NASA)
Resolution: 500m/250m
Date Series : 19 Nov. 2007, 13 & 24 Feb. 2008
Flood Analysis: UNOSAT
Rainfall Data: TRMM (NASA)
Resolution: 0.25 deg
Date Series : 1 Feb. 2008 -20 Feb. 2008
Hydrology Data : HydroSheds (USGS)
Other GIS Data : NGA, USGS, WHO, UNJLC
Map Production: UNOSAT (27 February 2008)