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Flooding in Bangladesh
Figure 2.9MODIS Rapid Response Team
This figure appears in chapter 2 of the Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2016 report.
In the summer of 2014, heavy monsoon rains combined with the arrival of meltwater from the Himalayas to cause unusually severe flooding in parts of Bangladesh (shown above: the flooded Brahmaputra River valley and Tanquar Haor wetlands). SERVIR’s flood forecasting system, which uses altimeter data from the Jason-2 satellite, accurately predicted the flooding eight days in advance and is now being expanded for nationwide operational use. (Source: NASA Terra-MODIS)
When citing this figure, please reference Image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Retrieved from NASA Earth Observatory February 2015.
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This figure was created on August 29, 2014.
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