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Floods in Iran

Floods in Iran

Two days of heavy rain spurred flash floods throughout Iran’s Fars and Bushehr Provinces starting on January 10, 2004. Iran’s official news agency reported that 6 people have died in Southern Fars Province, and 50 villages have been evacuated. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this false-color image of flooding in Bushehr on January 12, 2004. The image shows light-blue ponds of water in areas that were dry on November 7, 2003, lower image. In these images, vegetation is bright green, clouds are light blue, and bare earth is pink. The devastating floods in Southern Fars are southeast of the floods shown here, hidden by the clouds.

The high resolution images provided above are at MODIS’ maximum resolution of 250 meters per pixel.

Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC