21 Sep '11, 8pm

much of the floodplain of the Indus River is under water again

much of the floodplain of the Indus River is under water again

View Image Comparison View Both Images Flood waters lingered in southern Pakistan in late September 2011, where heavy rains inundated Balochistan and Sindh Provinces. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the top image on September 21, 2011. For comparison, the bottom image shows the same region two years earlier, on September 22, 2009. These images show a portion of the Indus River Valley where it nears the coast. Both images use a combination of infrared and visible light to increase contrast between water and land. Water varies in color from electric blue to navy. Vegetation is green and bare ground is pinkish brown. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows. In 2010, floods devastated much of the country. The floods that struck in 2011 were concentrated in the south—an unusual location for heavy monsoon rains. Nor...

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