International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1478 - English
Published: 13 Aug, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000141-PAK

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This map presents a time series analysis of the dramatic expansion of flood water outflow from the Indus River immediately north of the city of Sukkur, , Sindh Province, Pakistan covering the period from 8 to 12 August 2010. During this four day period, it is estimated that flood waters inundated over 80,000 ha of land, reaching a distance of approximately 50km from the previous flood limit near the town of Ghauspur. Further, over 170 small villages and four large towns (including Karampur and Ghauspur) have been directly flooded by this specific outflow event. The additional towns of Khandh Kot, Thul, Irazi Saidki are either already partially flooded or threatened by imminent flooding. Based on the sustained water movement in a west-northwest (280deg) direction, it is likely that the city of Jacobabad could be exposed to this flooding outflow body of flood water between 13-14 August 2010.This analysis is based on post-disaster satellite imagery collected by Modis sensors from 8-12 August 2010 and Radarsat-2 data on 10 August 2010. Please note that detected water bodies likely reflect an underestimation of all flood-affected areas within the map extent. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT. Map scale for A3 prints: 1:340,000; Projection :UTM Zone 42N: Datum : WGS-84.
Crisis Satellite Data (1) : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 8-12 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
Crisis Satellite Data (2) : RADARSAT-2
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 5 August 2010
Copyright : Radarsat 2 © MDA 2010
Source : Canadian Space Agency
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
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Refugee Data : UNHCR
Hospital Data : WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT