PIA21932: New NASA Satellite Flood Map of Southeastern Texas (Sentinel-1 Data)
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  ARIA
 Spacecraft:  Copernicus Sentinel-1A
 Product Size:  811 x 1174 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used synthetic aperture radar imagery from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite, operated by European Space Agency (ESA), to create this Flood Proxy Map of Southeastern Texas, showing areas that are likely flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey (light blue pixels). The images used to create the map were taken before (Aug. 5, 2017) and after (Aug. 29, 2017) Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The map covers an area of 155 by 211 miles (250 by 340 kilometers). Each pixel measures about 33 yards (30 meters) across. Local ground observations provided anecdotal preliminary validation. The results were also cross-validated with the ARIA ALOS-2 flood proxy map v0.2. The map should be used as guidance, and may be less reliable over urban areas.

Map contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2017, processed by ESA and analyzed by the NASA/JPL-Caltech ARIA team. This research was carried out at JPL under a contract with NASA. Sentinel-1 data were accessed through the Copernicus Open Access Hub.

For more information about ARIA, visit http://aria.jpl.nasa.gov.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/Copernicus/Google Earth

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