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Floods in Central Europe

Floods in Central Europe

The Danube River was one of many rivers that overflowed in early April 2006 after being inundated with heavy rain and melting snow. Floods on rivers throughout Central Europe have forced hundreds of people from their homes, reported the Associated Press. Large tracts of land along the Danube in Hungary and Croatia were flooded when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the top image on April 3, 2006. The lower image was acquired by Aqua MODIS ten days earlier, and is provided to show the river under normal conditions. In the images, water is dark blue or black, clouds are pale blue and white, vegetation is green, and bare earth is tan and pink. Daily images of Central Europe are available from the MODIS Rapid Response Team.

NASA images courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.