07 Oct '11, 9pm

Flooding in Southern Pakistan [image] #NASA

Flooding in Southern Pakistan [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images Unusually heavy monsoon rains inundated southern Pakistan in the summer of 2011, submerging fields and forcing residents from their homes. On September 29, 2011, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that 5.44 million people had been affected, 1.8 million residents had been displaced, and 2.1 million acres of cropland had been damaged. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured these images of southern Pakistan on October 6, 2011 (top), and October 7, 2009 (bottom). Both images use a combination of visible and infrared light to better distinguish between water and land. Water ranges from electric blue to navy. Vegetation is green. Bare ground is pink-beige. Clouds are pale blue-green. In 2009, most of the land east of the Indus River is dry, ca...

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Flooding in Algeria [image] #NASA

Flooding in Algeria [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 06 Oct '11, 9pm

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

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straitstimes.com 02 Oct '11, 2pm

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

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mnn.com 09 Oct '11, 1pm

No, this photo wasn't taken from a satellite, but it nonetheless highlights the importance of NASA's eyes in the sky. The ...