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Floods and cyclone in Bangladesh

Friday, 16 November 2007

Type of Event:
Floods and cyclone
Location of Event:
Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh
Date of Charter Activation:
16/11/2007
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA for World Food Programme (WFP) and UNOSAT
Project Management:

Description of the event

Tropical cyclone SIDR hit a dozen coastal districts in the Bay of Bengal. Thousands of families have been evacuated from their homes.  

Satellite map, Jalakhati Town Area, Bangladesh, Cyclone Sidr

Source: IKONOS; Spot-4, 1m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 20/11/2007; 19/11/2007 Moist areas highlighted in blue show the possible extent flooding due to storm surge in the region of Jalakhati. Information was visually interpreted from Spot-4 NIR and SWIR data; IKONOS data is used as a backdrop.

Copyright: EUSI 2007, CNES 2007 in the framework of GMES RISK-EOS Image processing, map created 23/11/2007 by DLR in the framework of GMES RISK-EOS. Higher resolution version

Satellite map, Barisal Division, Bangladesh, Cyclone Sidr

Source: SPOT4; TerraSAR-X, 10m/pixel (Spot); 16m/pixel (TerraSAR-X) resolution.
Acquired: 20/11/2007; 19/11/2007 Possible extent of the storm surge in the region southwest of the town Barisal. Moist areas and water surfaces have been extracted from SPOT4 and TerraSAR-X data from Nov 18 and 19, 2007.

Copyright: CNES 2007, DLR 2007 in the framework of GMES RISK-EOS Image processing, map created 22/11/2007 by DLR in the framework of GMES RISK-EOS. Higher resolution version