August 30, 11:45 AM, NASA MODIS Image, New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.
Credit: Image s from NASA's Earth Observatory and from Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center
Researchers with the Dartmouth Flood Observatory at Dartmouth College have been working with state and federal officials, along with representatives from NGOs, to help map and analyze the flooding that has occurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The maps not only provide an overview of the impact and enormity of the flooding, they also preserve a day-to-day record of this flood to be analyzed in the coming months. The images will also be archived to support research into global flooding trends and climate change.
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