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NASA's ARIA Team Maps Flooding in the Bahamas
04 September 2019
While many NASA missions are tracking Hurricane Dorian as the storm makes its way toward the United States, some researchers are looking at what Dorian has already left behind.
The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), used synthetic aperture radar data from the European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites to produce this flood map of the Bahamas. The light blue color indicates areas that were likely flooded when the data were acquired on 02 Sept., 2019. In particular, the map shows flooding in and around Marsh Harbour in the Abaco Islands.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech, ESA, EOS - NASA's ARIA team used satellite data acquired on 02 Sept., 2019, to map flooding in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.