Tajikistan

Emergency observation of concentrated heavy rain in Tajikistan by AVNIR-2 onboard "Daichi" (ALOS) (as of 11 May 2010)

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The mudslides and floods occurred on May 6 to 7 2010 in Southern-Tajikistan of Central Asia due to the concentrated heavy rains and melting snow. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has decided to observe here by the Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2) onboard the Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS, "Daichi") at 6:32 (UTC) on May 11, 2010 as an emergency observation.