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Snow Hazard in Rep. of Korea

Monday, 14 February 2011

Type of Event:
Other, Snow
Location of Event:
Korea
Date of Charter Activation:
14/02/2011
Charter Requestor:
NIDP/NEMA (Rep. of Korea)
Project Management:
KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute)

Description of the event

South Korea's east coastal areas have been hit by heaviest snow fall since 1911.

The snowstorm came after record-low temperatures, burying some eastern cities, stranding hundreds of motorists and damaging buildings.

Korea east coastal area - Snow Hazard -
Pre- and Post- Disaster

Source: ALOS-AVNIR-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 12/11/2010
Post-disaster: 12/02/2011

Copyright: JAXA, NGII, NEMA, KARI - Map produced by NIDP

Korea east coastal area - Snow Hazard - Pre- and Post- Disaster

Source: ALOS-AVNIR-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 12/11/2010
Post-disaster: 12/02/2011

Copyright: JAXA, Google Earth - Map produced by KARI