Product ID: 3090 - English
Published: 6 Aug, 2020
GLIDE: FL20200730MMR


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This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters over Mandalay, Sagaing Region and Kachin State of Myanmar as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 3 Aug 2020 due to the current monsoon rains. Within the analyzed area of about 56,500 km2, a total of about 1,000 km2 of lands appear to be flooded. Based on Worldpop population data and the detected surface waters, about 665,200 people are potentially exposed or living close to flooded areas. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
Important Note: Flood analysis from radar images may underestimate the presence of standing waters in built-up areas and densely vegetated areas due to backscattering
Satellite Data : Sentinel-1
Imagery Dates (1) : 3 August 2020
Imagery Dates (2) : 24 July 2020
Resolution: 10 m
Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [2020]
Source: ESA
Administrative boundaries: Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU)
Population data: WorldPop [2020]
Reference Water : JRC
Background : ALOS Global DSM
Analysis : UNITAR - UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT