Flooding in Bangladesh

Flooding in Bangladesh
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Northeastern Bangladesh disappeared under monsoon floods as rains drenched the region in June 2006. By June 21, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image, the floods stretched across hundreds of kilometers of what had been dry land a month earlier. You can rollover the image to see an image of the same area aquired on May 22, 2006. According to Reuters, the floods claimed nine lives, made 10,000 homeless, and marooned more than a million by June 18. The monsoon rains typically last from June to September. These satellite images of the floods are shown in infrared to allow water to stand out against the land. Water is black and dark blue. Plant-covered land is green, and clouds are pale blue and white.

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  • Data Date:

    June 21, 2006
  • Visualization Date:

    June 23, 2006
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration