Current NASA Worldview MODIS Display
7-day Accumulated Rainfall
from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Satellite Precipitation
Recent Flood Mapping Results
Sample of flood mapping for this event below: Google Earth kmz version.
Sample of flood mapping for this event below: from the DFO Web Map Service. GIS files are also available
Image sample of this flood below, Google Earth view of MODIS-based flood water mapping
Image sample below, Google Earth view of Sentinel 1-based flood water mapping
Image sample below, September 9, 2017/May 7, 2017 comparison, flood water is red
On May 4, ESA's Sentinel 1 satellite imaged the levee breaks in Pocahontas, Arkansas (image sample below, water is black)
Major flash flooding, NW Iran, imaged April 16 and 18, 2017 by Sentinel 1 and MODIS sensors
Sample 1 (with GoogleEarth view below for comparison)
Sample 2 (with GoogleEarth view below for comparison)
DFO # 4464, Northern Argentina
DFO # 4462, Southern Argentina
Tropical Cyclone Debbie-related flooding, April 4, 2017 (DFO # 4461), North coast of North Island, New Zealand
Sample Sentinel 1 SAR composite, April 4/March 11, below.
DFO # 4460, Northern Malawi
DFO # 4459, NE Bangladesh
DFO #4451 from Cyclone Debbie in Australia
(below, based on ESA Sentinel 1 SAR data, March 31, 2017
Also see the DFO Map Server using NRT Global Flood Mapping data (sample below)
DFO #4450 in Peru (samples below)
Coastal flooding (middle, March 27, 2017) during "local El Nino" conditions, compared to March 27, 2016 (left image), from MODIS
March 20 flooding, red, flooding from comparison of March 20 and January 19, 2017 ESA Sentinel 1 SAR data
DFO #4439 in Mozambique
DFO #4432 in southern Thailand and northern Malaysia
DFO #4434, California, USA. Sample of Sentinel 1 SAR results below
Sample of flood mapping in North Carolina displayed via Google Earth
Special Regional Displays (2017: under construction)
Large and Extreme floods listed in the DFO Flood Archive
Geographic Centers of floods in the FloodArchive, 1985-2010
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The Global Flood Partnership is a network of organizations that are developing an operational global flood observational and risk modelling infrastructure: for better predicting, monitoring and measuring large flood events and their impacts, worldwide.
The Flood Observatory facilitates use of space-based information for international flood detection, flood response, future risk assessment, and hydrological research. In 2013-2017, it is leading a NASA Applied Sciences project to assist World Food Program use of flood mapping information. Click on video below for visualization of WFP logistics.
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This work is made possible by data acquired by NASA, the Japanese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency, and funding support from NASA and the European Commission, through the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) project, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. The Observatory was founded in 1993 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA and moved to the University of Colorado, INSTAAR, CSDMS in 2010. The institutional support of both universities is gratefully acknowledged.