Inundation Near Sar-E Pol, Sar-E Pol Province, Afghanistan (as of 07 May 2014)

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This map illustrates potential satellite-detected inundated areas and water south of Sar-E Pol city, Afghanistan. UNOSAT analyzed imagery from the KOMPSAT2 satellite collected 05 May 2014 in response to heavy rainfall occurring on 23-24 April 2014. UNOSAT extracted areas of water and inundated soils to indicate likely flood affected lands. This map includes both permanent water bodies, such as streams, and potential flood waters together due to limitations in source data. It is likely that flood waters and inundation have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR /UNOSAT. Satellite Data: KOMPSAT2 Imagery Dates: 05 May 2014 Resolution: 4.0 m Copyright: 2007 KARI Source: Korea Aerospace Research Institute Road Data : Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI Other Data: USGS Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1