Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pakistan Floods: Before and After from Outer Space - GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in MSNBC Article

This half-meter ground resolution satellite image shows a portion of Risalpur, located on the Kabul River in the Nowshera District in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province about 45 km from Peshawar. The high resolution imagery was collected on Aug. 5, 2010 after Risalpur experienced historic flooding and shows the coastline and town covered in mud and water. According to news reports, this area of Pakistan hasn't seen such flooding since 1929. The floods have collectively killed an estimated 1,500 people in Pakistan, affected 4.2 million people and displaced millions from their homes. The GeoEye-1 satellite took this image from 423 miles in space as it moved from north to south over Pakistan at a speed of four miles per second. Satellite imagery provided by GeoEye...

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