Product ID: 2043 - English
Published: 4 Aug, 2014
GLIDE: CE20140613IRQ

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This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of visible light at night along the Tigris river in Salahedin, Ta'meem, Diala and NinevahGovernorates as detected by VIIRS Day/Night band sensor on two different dates spanning the onset of violent conflict and current conditions. The yellow areas illustrate the areas which were lit at night during May 2014 and best indicate nighttime lights prior to widespread violent conflict. Conversely, the red areas illustrate lighted areas as seen in August 2014. Areas currently likely to be experiencing electrical blackout conditions at the present time are therefore indicated in yellow. This includes large areas of Tikrit and Baiji as well as multiple outlying towns and villages. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): SUOMI, VIIRS Day/Night band (DNB)
Imagery Dates: 03 August 2014
Resolution: 1km
Source: NOAA
Satellite Data (2):SUOMI, VIIRS Day/Night band (DNB)
Imagery Date : 26 May 2014
Resolution: 1km
Copyright: NOAA
Source: NOAA
Road Data : Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOS