Flood Waters in Bihar State, India - as of 31 August 2008

Mon, 1 Sep 2008 20:22:22 GMT
 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1259 - English
Published: 1 Sep, 2008
GLIDE: FL-2008-000145-IND
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 26.63 x 86.74
BottomRight: 25.24 x 87.61

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This map illustrates satellite detected flood waters for Bihar State following an embankment breach on the Koshi River in Nepal on 18 August 2008. Flood water detection was made using a time series of ENVISAT-ASAR (IMM) radar data recorded on 22 June, 27 July & 31 August 2008. Estimated flood water area has been estimated for admin level 3 units in km2. This flood detection is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Map Scale for A3: 1:450,000; Projection : UTM, Zone 45 North; Datum : WGS 1984
Satellite Data : ENVISAT-ASAR IMM
Resolution : 150 m
Date Series : 22 June, 27 July & 31 Aug. 2008
Copyright : ESA (2008)
Flood Analysis : UNOSAT & ESA (FAIRE)
Rainfall Data : TRMM (NASA)
Resolution : 0.25 deg
Date Series :1-31 Aug 2008
Other GIS Data : GIST, USGS, WHO
Map Production : UNOSAT (1 September 2008)