Flood Waters Over Central Wasit Governorate, Republic of Iraq

Fri, 10 May 2013 16:09:53 GMT
Product ID: 1745 - English
Published: 10 May, 2013
GLIDE: FL-2013-000508-IRQ
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 32.945351 x 45.877159
BottomRight: 32.452572 x 45.091143

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This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of flood waters in the central area of the Wasit Governorate in eastern Iraq as detected by Resourcesat-2 LISS imagery collected on 7 May 2013. At least 55 towns and villages in the analyzed area are potentially inundated or otherwise affected. Multiple sections of roadways are likewise potentially affected. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated in highly vegetated areas, along main river banks, within built-up urban areas, and in sparse areas of cloud shadow. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR /UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): Resourcesat-2 (LISS)
Imagery Date: 7 May 2013
Resolution: 23.5 meters
Copyright: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Source: ISRO and UNOOSA
Pre-Flood Data: SRTM Water Body Dataset
Road Data : Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI
Other Data: USGS, UNCS, NASA, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1