Active Archive of Large Floods, 1985-Present

Master Index of Inundation Maps

Dynamic Atlas of the Earth's Surface Water

River Watch

Other Flood Detection Tools

Sample Images and Maps

Ganges/Brahmaputra Regional Flood Management Information System






Surface Water Response to Drought

MODIS data can be used to monitor reduced surface water from drought conditions. The following displays produced from our Surface Water Data Record compare contemporary surface water to past surface water. These displays can be compared to the U.S. Drought Monitor, and they provide objective, region-wide information concerning the observable effects of drought on surface water supplies.

List of Display Sheets


W100N40 (central USA)












This work is made possible by data obtained by NASA, JAXA, ESA, and other space agencies. Funding support is from the Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area and the Applied Sciences Program, Science Mission Directorate, NASA, and from the European Commission, through the GDACS project, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. We acknowledge Dartmouth College, Department of Geography, and the CSDMS Facility, University of Colorado, Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) for office and computer support.