Navigation Links
Cyclone Nargis and Myanmar floods seen from space
Date:5/7/2008

Envisat captured Cyclone Nargis making its way across the Bay of Bengal just south of Myanmar on 1 May 2008. The cyclone hit the coastal region and ripped through the heart of Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the country.

On 4 May, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) asked the International Charter on 'Space and Major Disasters' for support. The initiative, referred to as The Charter, was founded in October 2000 by ESA, the French space agency (CNES) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). It is aimed at providing satellite data free of charge to those affected by disasters anywhere in the world.

With inundated areas typically visible from space, Earth Observation (EO) is increasingly being used for flood response and mitigation. One of the biggest problems during flooding emergencies is obtaining an overall view of the phenomenon, with a clear idea of the extent of the flooded area.

The series of Envisat radar images highlights the extent of flooding in the Irrawaddy delta caused by the cyclone. Envisats Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) acquired the image on the left on 5 February 2007, and the image on the right on Monday (5 May 2008).

The left image shows the situation approximately one year ago. The black and dark areas in the image on the right indicate areas potentially still flooded two days after the event. ASAR data are especially well suited for delivering information on floods, which are usually accompanied by rain and therefore cloudy conditions. Radar sensors can peer through clouds, rain or local darkness and are especially sensitive to moisture on the ground.

The recent image was delivered in Near Real Time and processed to correlate to the previous image. Both images have a 75 m pixel grid on the ground and show an area approximately 100 km wide.


'/>"/>
Contact: Mariangela D'Acunto
mariangela.dacunto@esa.int
39-069-418-0856
European Space Agency
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. George Harrison Fund for UNICEF Announces Donation for Bangladesh Cyclone Relief
2. Hands on Disaster Response Extends Cyclone Relief Project
3. American Red Cross Stands Ready to Aid Cyclone Survivors in Myanmar
4. Myanmar Cyclone: Women and Children Make up More than Half of Victims - UNICEF
5. ORBIS Internationals Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Myanmar
6. Fires and Floods Lead the List of Largest Red Cross Disaster Responses
7. Clay Aiken & Family Celebrate Christmas With Survivors of Mexicos Floods
8. NASA and NIH Partner for Health Research in Space
9. Space scientists, humanist scholars to explore outer space from new perspective
10. Sensitivity of brain center for sound space defined
11. Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cyclone Nargis and Myanmar floods seen from space
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dr. Vu Ho, a Dallas based ... practice and med-spa with the addition of new Silk ... cosmetic treatments and services. , “Silk Peel is a ... Dr. Ho. “As a result it can address issues ... spots, discolorations or blemishes.” , Similar to microdermabrasion, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Today, Yunx.co.uk, ... of evening dresses and other special occasion outfits, ... new models are offered at discounted prices, up to ... the young ladies with their fashionable designs, gorgeous looks ... no exception. The business is devoted to designing and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... BambooIndustry.com a famous bamboo flooring company offering ... company announces its multiple layer bamboo panel board ... new products. , Bamboo panel is the product made ... bamboo panel board features high quality selective bamboo and ... The bamboo panel consists of multiple layers of bamboo. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C infection ... according to a new study. Treatment advances have made ... but many develop memory and thinking problems, mood swings and ... authors said. It,s believed that long-term infections with other ... may affect the brain. One of the prime suspects has ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have used human ... eggs and sperm. While this had already been ... time that these types of cells -- called primordial ... stem cells, according to the team at the University ... germ cells is one of the earliest events during ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Vu Ho Expands Facial Plastic Surgery Practice to Include New Skin Care Treatment 2Health News:Yunx.co.uk Unveils 65 New Bridesmaid Dresses for the UK market 2Health News:Bamboo Flooring Company Bambooindustry.com Introduces Its Multiple Layer Bamboo Panel Board Collection 2Health News:Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study 2
... EAGAN, Minn., Feb. 9 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota ... manager of the largest database of vendored disease management programs. The awards ... reducing adverse health events for its members. Blue Cross, disease management efforts ... diabetes , ...
... Equips Participants with Tools to Live Healthy, Active LivesCLEVELAND, ... Clinic has consistently sought to shift the national focus ... part of this commitment , Cleveland Clinic has ... helps reverse and decrease the effects of several common ...
... boosts well-being, study suggests, , , MONDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay ... buy happiness, purchasing life experiences instead of material possessions ... a study that asked more than 150 older college ... them happy, researchers found that people were more satisfied ...
... the Top Achievements in 50 Years of Women,s Health RARITAN, ... globulin product, celebrates its 40th year in the marketplace helping ... Newborn (HDN). In 1968, a new mother at Holy ... initial recipient of the world,s first injectable treatment to prevent ...
... intended to prevent HIV infection in women has demonstrated ... in Africa and the United States. Findings of the ... Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH, ... Opportunistic Infections in Montreal. , The study investigators ...
... Cancer Research Center have discovered a mechanism in liver metabolism ... in severe metabolic disorders. Mice suffering from metabolic syndrome or ... called LSR in the liver, as reported by researchers headed ... As a result, only small amounts of fat are ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Blue Cross Receives Disease Management Awards 2Health News:Blue Cross Receives Disease Management Awards 3Health News:Cleveland Clinic Launches Ground-Breaking Wellness Program To Reverse Effects of Common Chronic Diseases 2Health News:Cleveland Clinic Launches Ground-Breaking Wellness Program To Reverse Effects of Common Chronic Diseases 3Health News:Cleveland Clinic Launches Ground-Breaking Wellness Program To Reverse Effects of Common Chronic Diseases 4Health News:Experiences Bring More Joy Than Possessions Do 2Health News:Experiences Bring More Joy Than Possessions Do 3Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 2Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 3Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 4Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 5Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 6Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 7Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 8Health News:Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives 9Health News:Anti-HIV gel shows promise in large-scale study in women 2Health News:Anti-HIV gel shows promise in large-scale study in women 3Health News:Anti-HIV gel shows promise in large-scale study in women 4Health News:Pathologically elevated blood fat levels in obesity: Researchers discover molecular causes 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... China, Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical ... pharmaceutical company that specializes in the patented biopharmaceutical, ... active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) released unaudited preliminary financial ... 2015. Fiscal Year 2015 Ended September ... $9.7 million compared with $14.7 million in 1Q14 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  The International Trade Commission (ITC) ... (RMD) against BMC Medical. In a notice issued on December ... that ResMed,s patent on its humidifier was invalid. ... "monumental win". "We are very excited with the ITC,s decision ... that we have taken since the very beginning on the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... FARMINGTON, Conn. , Dec. 24, 2014 ... a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics ... medical need and commercial potential, today announced that ... 2,050,000 shares of its common stock and Series ... common stock.  Funds under the management of QVT ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 2TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 3TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 5TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 6TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 7TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 8TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 9TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 10TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 11TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 12ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4
... 25, 2011 Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held emerging ... has joined the Company as Vice President of Quality. ... Operating Officer, Drs. Ben Machielse, Mr. Maines will be ...   Mr. Maines brings to the Company ...
... 2011 GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world,s leading ... 10 winners of its GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards. In ... organizations will receive $400,000 in grant funding for ... their communities. Three of the North ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Timothy J. Maines Joins Omthera Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of Quality 2GlaxoSmithKline to Grant $400,000 to Healthcare Nonprofits at Annual IMPACT Awards 2GlaxoSmithKline to Grant $400,000 to Healthcare Nonprofits at Annual IMPACT Awards 3
Medium clip size, 10mm...
... in 10mm and 5mm sizes. Our market-leading ... placement., ,The LIGACLIP ERCA Endoscopic Rotating ... patient use instrument designed to provide a ... The instrument delivers 20 titanium clips that ...
... utilizes turbidimetric immunoassay methodology which is a ... of 0.2-28.0 mg/dL. This assay is homogeneous, ... clinical chemistry analyzers. The Wako CRP-HS assay ... linearity, correlation, and sensitivity. Expected values are ...
... Piccolo is the first compact, broad menu ... testing in any treatment setting. Care givers ... panels with less than one minute of ... comparable in quality to larger, expensive laboratory ...
Medicine Products: