U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Earth Observatory today announced a set of satellite photographs showing the Colorado flood scene.
This picture is from the Terra satellite on September 7, 2013 shooting, show the same area of the scene before the start of the rainy season
Beijing time on September 19 news, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Earth Observatory (NASA’s Earth Observatory) today announced a set of satellite photographs showing the Colorado flood scene.
In mid-September 2013, the United States, Colorado, northern and eastern parts of the heavy rainfall caused widespread and destructive flooding. According to local meteorological department reported that, from September 9 to 15, up to 46 cm of rainfall in Colorado, where the Rockies Mountain region before maximum rainfall.
In September 14 A brief rain break time, NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the first photo above, showing the flood surge Colorado South Platte River (South Platte River) and its tributaries. Second photo is from the Terra satellite on September 7, 2013 shooting, show the same area of the scene before the start of the rainy season.
This two photo was taken using infrared light to increase contrast between water and land. In this type of photograph, the water is usually black or dark blue, but two photographs sediment-laden water and muddy ground appear as light blue. Irrigation rendered as bright green, natural vegetation and bare ground were pale green and tan.
Before the Rockies Mountain region, including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins Loveland Municipal, still covered with bright blue sky and white clouds.
In the September 14 photos in the South Platte River and its tributaries water levels are soaring. September 13, Greeley (Greeley) within the South Platte river was soon increased to 5.73 m (flood level is 3 meters). In this picture taken by satellites, the water level began to decline.
Colorado floods have forced 11,750 people to evacuate. According to the U.S. Office of Emergency Management, Colorado, reported to 15 September, five people were killed and 1,253 missing. Many roads shown in the picture is turned off.