|Product ID: 1465 - English|
Published: 23 Jul, 2010
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 46.964 x 28.069
BottomRight: 46.769 x 28.224
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This map illustrates probable standing flood waters along the eastern bank of the Prut River near the town of Nemteni, Nisporeni and Hincesti Districts in the Republic of Moldova, as detected in MODIS satellite imagery recorded on 21 July 2010. Four towns/villages (including Nemteni) have been identified as likely directly affected by the flooding; one village appears to be almost completely encircled by flood waters without functional road access.
Flood waters have concentrated on extensively cultivated fields in the area and could also be affecting the dense vegetation (tree) cover along the banks of the Prut River. The Irrigation canal immediately north of route E58 appears to be containing the flood waters, preventing flow further south. Archival Quickbird imagery has been used to illustrate the normal, pre-flood river extent and course.
Please note that the exact limit of the flood waters is uncertain (approximately 200-500m) because of the relatively low spatial resolution of the satellite sensors used for this analysis; this uncertainty has been symbolized in the map with increasingly lighter shades of blue. This flood assessment is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
Map scale for A3: 1:60,000; Projection: UTM Zone 35N; Datum: WGS-84.
|Crisis Satellite Data: MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution: 250 meters
Image Date: 21 July 2010
Satellite Data (2): QuickBird 2
Date: 8 September 2006
Elevation Data: Aster GDEM
Source: METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data: ESRI, USGS, NGA
Road Data: Google Maps
Flood Analysis: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Projection: UTM Zone 35N