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Before and After: Flooding of Nagatsura

A sequence of satellite images captured before, just after, and a year following the 2011 tsunami  reveal resulting changes in the landscape near Nagatsura, Japan.


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory.

·       Globe animation: STScI
·       Earth-Observing 1 and Terra satellite images of Nagatsura: Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using ALI data from the EO-1 team, data from the NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

Written by Leah Ramsay
Designed by Dani Player and Leah Hustak
Editorial and design input from Margaret W. Carruthers, Timothy Rhue II, John Godfrey, and Claire Blome
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!