Flood Waters Over Chennai Area, Tamil Nadu State, India (26 Nov 2015)


Analysis with Sentinel-1 Satellite Data Acquired 12 November 2015 and 01 September 2015 and Landsat-8 Acquired 14 October 2015

This map illustrates satellite-detected waters and probable flood waters in the Chennai area of the Tamil Nadu State in India. Using satellite imagery acquired 12 November 2015, 01 September 2015, and 14 October 2015, UNITAR-UNOSAT identified expansion of wetlands and standing waters in the area of Chennai and also some saturated soils areas which are mainly agricultural fields. Saturation in the area increased between 14 October 2015 and 12 November 2015, and the total water expansion is estimated to be about 28%. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.