This map illustrates satellite-detected
changes in the flood water levels in northern Senegal and southern Mauritania,
as based on change detection methods using multiple MODIS Aqua & Terra
data acquired over the period of 29 August - 21 September 2009. There are
3 water classes represented in the map: Flood water present throughout
29 August - 21 September 2009 (yellow) flood water present durring 29 August
- 07 September (orange) flood water present durring 19 - 21 September (red).
This data is a conservative estimate of the event and is a preliminary
analysis which has not yet been validated in the field.
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