06 Oct '11, 9pm

Flooding in Algeria [image] #NASA

Flooding in Algeria [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images Torrential rains flooded parts of Algeria by early October 2011. The Associated Press reported that at least 10 people had been killed, two more remained missing, and hundreds of homes had been damaged or destroyed. Reuters reported that roads had been blocked and bridges had collapsed in El Bayadh Province in the northern part of the country. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured these images on October 3, 2011 (top), and September 19, 2011 (bottom). The images show part of El Bayadh Province. Both images use a combination of infrared and visible light to increase contrast between water and land. Water varies in color from turquoise to navy. Vegetation (along the top edge) is green and bare ground is pink-beige. Clouds are pale blue-green and cast shadows. The Atlas Saharien moun...

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Flooding in Southern Pakistan [image] #NASA

Flooding in Southern Pakistan [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 Oct '11, 9pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Unusually heavy monsoon rains inundated southern Pakistan in the summer of 2011, su...

Flooding in Thailand and Cambodia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Oct '11, 4pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Thailand’s Chao Phraya River forms at the confluence of smaller rivers near Nakhon ...

Yukon Delta, Alaska [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 Oct '11, 10pm

The Yukon River originates in British Columbia, Canada, and flows through Yukon Territory before entering Alaska. In south...