27 Feb '18, 7pm

Flooding in the Central and Southern U.S.

View Image Comparison View Both Images In late February 2018, heavy rains gave rise to damaging floods along rivers in the central and southern United States. According to news reports , flooding along parts of the Ohio River was the worst seen in two decades. The flooding is visible in the top image, acquired on February 26, 2018, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. For comparison, the second image shows the same area on February 17, 2017, acquired by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite. The images are false-color, using a combination of visible and shortwave infrared light (bands 7-2-1 ) to distinguish areas of flooding. Turn on the image comparison tool to see where areas of land (green and brown) have become inundated by floodwater (black and dark blue). At the start of the Ohio River in Pittsburg, the storm system added e...

Full article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php...

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