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Flooding in Ecuador

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Type of Event:
Flooding
Location of Event:
Ecuador
Date of Charter Activation:
26/02/2008 22:09 UTC
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA, on behalf of FAO
Project Management:

Description of the event

Due to the La NiƱa phenomenon, floods in Ecuador increased substantially in February, affecting 11 provinces or 50% of the territory. According to government estimates, the floods claimed 12 lives and affected some 265,000 persons. Some 14,000 persons were in shelters.  

ENVISAT Image, Change Detection Flood Map

Source: ENVISAT ASAR WSM, 150m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 20/12/2006; 01/03/2008 Change detection map showing flooded areas in the departments of Guayas and Los Rios. Preliminary analysis not verified in the field. Credit:

Copyright: ESA 2006, 2008 Image processing, map created 04/03/2008 by UNOSAT. Higher resolution version

ENVISAT Image, Change Detection Light Map

Source: ENVISAT ASAR WSM, 150m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 20/12/2006; 01/03/2008 Map showing flooded areas detected by satellite in the departments of Guayas and Los Rios. Preliminary analysis not verified in the field. Credit:

Copyright: ESA 2006, 2008 Image processing, map created 04/03/2008 by UNOSAT. Higher resolution version

RADARSAT-1 Image, Change Detection

Source: RADARSAT-1 , 12.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 05/01/1999 and 04/02/2008 Radarsat-1 change detection image, flooded areas in the Guayas and Los Rios Departments. Credit:

Copyright: CSA 1999, 2008 Image processing, map created 05/03/2008 by INA.

ALOS/PALSAR image, Change Detection

Source: ALOS/PALSAR, 100m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 20/11/2006 (archive image) and 04/03/2008 Color Composition Image, analysis by INA, showing flooding in the northwest.

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 05/03/2008 by INA.

ALOS/PALSAR image, Change Detection

Source: ALOS/PALSAR, 100m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 20/11/2006 (archive image) and 04/03/2008 Color Composition Image, analysis by INA, showing flooding in Guayaquil City and the south.

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 05/03/2008 by INA.

ENVISAT Image, Change Detection

Source: ENVISAT ASAR , 75m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 20/12/2007 (archive image) and 01/03/2008 Color Composition Image, analysis by INA, showing flooding in the Guayas and Los Rios Departments.

Copyright: ESA 2008 Image processing, map created 03/03/2008 by INA.