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Earth in the News: Flooding

Flooding is a natural process caused by heavy or persistent rain, rapid snowmelt, storm surges, and tsunamis. Satellite images help document the effects of floods, assist disaster relief efforts, and prepare for future events. 


Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov.

Red River: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Adam Voiland. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146616/another-flood-on-the-red-river 

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan: NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Kathryn Hansen. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146703/flooding-in-uzbekistan-and-kazakhstan

Michigan: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Kasha Patel. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146752/muddy-flooding-in-Michigan

Finland: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Kasha Patel. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146821/frozen-finland-thaws


Asia: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using IMERG data from the Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) at NASA/GSFC. Story by Kathryn Hansen. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147006/excessive-monsoon-rains-flood-asia


China: NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Story by Kathryn Hansen. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146987/poyang-lake-extremes



Adaptation of text and images to ViewSpace by Margaret W. Carruthers and Dani Player 
 
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Transcript

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