28 Jun '11, 6pm

Via @ksbugeater: Getting harder to "'cross the wide Missouri..." #MoRiverFlood

Via @ksbugeater: Getting harder to "'cross the wide Missouri..." #MoRiverFlood

The summer of 2011 brought more than greener vegetation to South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. It also brought flooding along the Missouri River. Captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, these images show the advance of flood waters on the Missouri River between May 30, 2011 (top), and June 27, 2011 (bottom). These images have been rotated so that north is on the right. Both images use a combination of visible and infrared light to increase contrast between water and land. Water is navy blue. Land ranges in color from green to brown, depending on land cover. Vegetation greens significantly over the four-week period separating these images. Clouds range from off-white to blue-green. No significant flooding appears along this stretch of the Missouri on May 30. On June 1, flooding had begun to occur near the Nort...

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