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Product ID: 1801 - English
Published: 20 Aug, 2013
GLIDE: FL20130806SDN

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This map illustrates a time series analysis of satellite-detected areas of flood affected land as detected by Formosat 2 imagery acquired 08 & 09 August 2013 in Khartoum State, Sudan. The area surrounding Khartoum City was inundated by flashfloods due to heavy rains. Flood waters appear to have stabilized or dissipated around the city of Khartoum. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks, and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR /UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): Formosat 2
Imagery Dates: 09 August 2013
Resolution: 8 m
Source: NSPO
Satellite Data (2): Formosat 2
Imagery Dates: 08 August 2013
Resolution: 8 m
Source: NSPO
Satellite Data (3): Landsat 7
Imagery Date: 24 December 2000
Copyright: NASA/USGS
Road Data : OSM (via bbbike) / ESRI
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1