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Product ID: 2271 - English
Published: 19 Aug, 2015
GLIDE: FL-2015-000089-MMR

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This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over north Rakhine State, Myanmar, in the areas of Kyauktaw and Ponnagyun and Rathedaung townships, as imaged by the Radarsat-2 satellite on 17 August 2015. Waters along the Kaladan River have expanded and inundated lands on either sides of the river bank. Total surface area covered with water in the analysed area has increased from a pre-flood level of 4% to 8% during the flood period, and as of 17 August 2015 a total of ~55,000 ha of lands were affected. Due to sensor limitations, flood waters could be underestimated in urban areas and areas covered with vegetation. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): Radarsat-2
Imagery Dates: 17 August 2015
Resolution: 12.5 m
Copyright: MacDonald, Dewitter and Associates, Ltd.
Source: MDA Satellite
Satellite Data (2): Landsat-8
Imagery Dates: 30 January 2015
Resolution: 30 m
Copyright: USGS
Source: USGS
Road Data : OpenStreetMap
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.3