Though flood waters have begun to recede in Bangladesh, much of the country remains water-logged. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, taken on August 2, 2004, by the MODIS sensor on NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows dark blue and black flood water over much of the eastern half of the country. Light blue clouds partially obscure the false-color scene where vegetation is bright green. According to the Associated Press, 586 had died in Bangladesh as a result of the floods as of August 1, bringing the toll of this year’s floods to 1,551 in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. Up to 30 million are homeless. The above image shows the floods at 250 meters per pixel. The image is available in additional resolutions.
NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC