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Product ID: 2538 - English
Published: 23 Jan, 2017
GLIDE: FL20170118MOZ

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This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters over Save River in Mozambique as observed from the Sentinel-1 image acquired on 10 January 2017 and Radarsat-2 image acquired on 22 January 2017. An increase of surface water extent was observed in the 22 January 2017 image compared to the 10 January 2017 image including the zones along the Save river and several areas along this river were inundated. The surface waters evolution is about 60% from the 10 January to the 22 January 2017. 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 is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): Radarsat-2
Imagery Dates: 22 January 2017
Resolution: 12 m
Copyright: MacDonald, Dewitter and Associates, Ltd. (2017)
Source: KSAT
Satellite Data (2): Sentinel-1
Imagery Date: 10 January 2017
Resolution: 10m
Copyright: Copernicus 2017 / ESA
Source: ESA

Baseline Data : HDX, OSM, OCHA & WFP
Analysis : UNITAR - UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT