As the floodwaters rise in the Midwest, flood-related news stories are everywhere. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe has declared a state of emergency, and Governor Mike Parson is away on an international trade mission. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning and advised residents to seek higher ground. The flooding in St. Louis, Missouri has already claimed one life and left more than 70 people stranded. In addition to those stranded, several other people have been rescued, including a pregnant woman and her infant.
MODIS image shows flooding in Missouri
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite uses visible and infrared light to take false-color images. This MODIS image shows flooding in Missouri near Leavenworth, Kansas. Floodwaters began in June 2011 in Sioux City, Iowa, and moved south down the Missouri River. In early July 2011, the floods continued to spread south along the Missouri River.
The false-color MODIS satellite image obtained on March 15 shows flooding in Missouri and other parts of the Midwest. The image shows flooding along the Missouri River, as well as swollen tributaries of the Mississippi River. The reddish colors show vegetation, while the white areas show snow. The Spencer Dam, located in Missouri, gave way on March 14 and an ice floe rammed into a building.
In the false-color MODIS image, rivers and surrounding lakes are dark blue and saturated soil is light green. The flood waters appear as darker blue compared to the vegetation and bare ground. In large images, additional flooding is visible in western Missouri. But, a MODIS image is not definitive until a flood-prone area has been declared. It’s crucial to understand what is happening to the area before any significant damage is done.
The images above are the latest from NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response System. These images are the latest in a series of false-color MODIS images showing flooding in Missouri. These images were captured during the summer 1993 flood in the Mississippi and Missouri. The upper image shows the flooding before the flood began, while the lower image shows the flood at the peak of the flood. Both images depict the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The water is dark blue, while healthy vegetation is green and bare fields and freshly exposed soil are pink. Concrete and other materials are grey.
MODIS image shows flooding in Iowa
A recent MODIS image of the Midwest reveals widespread flooding. The image reveals an increase in inundation and flooding along many of the major rivers. The swollen rivers were visible along the snow/ice channel, which is a very dark feature. The contrast between swollen rivers and drier areas was also apparent. However, the full extent of flooding has not yet been determined. For now, the area in question is considered to be under a state of emergency.
The floods in southern Illinois and Indiana are evident on the false-color image as medium to dark blue. On the true-color image, floods appear as lighter brown-colored areas because of high sediment content. The image was acquired on the first day of spring, which was also the first day of the year in the midwest. Many rivers and lakes were still frozen. Small patches of ice could still be seen in southern Lake Michigan.
The MODIS image of the floods in eastern Iowa shows that nearly every river and creek was flooded on June 13, 2008. The flood waters were sufficiently high to cause significant damage and destruction to businesses and homes in the region. In addition, the MODIS image shows that the Great River Bridge connected Iowa and Illinois. It also reveals a well-defined southern edge in the flooded area, as seen in a MODIS true color image of the region from 17 June 2008.
The June 2018 flood event in Iowa was preceded by an equally severe storm over Nebraska and adjacent Nebraska. The images of the flooded cropland show the extent of flooding in these areas. In addition, the flooding caused significant damage in a number of counties, including Dixon, Dakota, and Thurston. However, a few counties in the Midwest did not suffer damage. Despite the large scale of flooding, many croplands have suffered significant losses in the area.
MODIS image shows flooding in Kansas
A NASA MODIS image from early July 2011 shows flooding along the Missouri River in Kansas. Normally, floodwaters appear dark blue, saturated soil appears light blue, and vegetation appears bright green. However, these false-color images show a much different story. As a result, the flood waters of Kansas and other states were far worse than they had appeared. The floods in these regions continue to spread south, along the Missouri River.
NASA’s MODIS satellites have been observing flood conditions in Kansas since 2005. The images are a great source of information on flooding in Kansas and other places. The floodwaters in this region flooded homes and destroyed infrastructure, causing thousands of people to be displaced. President Bush declared the floods in the area a major disaster and ordered the evacuation of a number of cities. NASA has been studying flood damage from satellites since 2005, but the latest MODIS image shows flooding in Kansas, and the water level in the area has risen.
Currently, NASA’s MODIS satellites can detect floods on a global scale. This imagery provides unprecedented spectral and temporal resolution for flood monitoring. A MODIS image of Kansas, for example, is one of the most important sources of information for flood assessment. While it’s not a direct replica of the floods in Kansas, it’s still very useful for monitoring and forecasting flooding events.
Because Landsat images are unavailable during April 2017, NASA is relying on MODIS images, which have a spatial resolution of 250 meters. These images have been used to assess the extent of damage associated with boro rice. The MODIS image eliminates the majority of cloud-contaminated pixels. MODIS images can also be used to identify cropland types. This research shows the value of satellite-images and hydrological models in flood damage assessment and mapping.
MODIS image shows flooding in St. Louis
NASA Earth Observatory images of the flood in the St. Louis area show both flowing and standing water and the destruction of vegetation. The flooding was caused by heavy rains across the Midwest, and the Meramec River, which runs through St. Louis, was impacted by the high water level. This image was taken on May 9, 2017, and the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) on the Landsat 7 satellite captured the images.
During the flood, several roads and interstates in the St. Louis area were closed, and drivers should avoid driving through flood waters. They should also be aware that they should turn around and use another route. The flash flooding in St. Louis was spotted by SkyFOX helicopter crews, and viewers have posted pictures of the flooding that impacted the area. Check the traffic map to see if the area is still accessible, and stay updated with the latest information on traffic alerts and road conditions.
A MODIS image of the flood conditions in the St. Louis area shows a 12-hour rainfall event. The area was hit with an unprecedented amount of rain, with an inch or so falling in less than 12 hours. The highest total for a single day exceeded the normal rainfall for July and August combined. The all-time record for a 24-hour rainfall period in St. Louis was 7.02 inches in 1915, using standard time.
MODIS image shows flooding in St. Peters
Flooding in St. Peters, Missouri was a major cause of concern for residents and businesses, and a MODIS image shows it in stunning detail. NASA Earth Observatory’s MAS satellite uses 50 spectral bands in the wavelength range of 0.55-14.3 mm. This image was created on 29 July 1993 using MAS data. The false-color image shows the flooding that affected areas north and west of St. Peters, Missouri, northwest of St. Louis. The false-color image was made by comparing the MAS scene with a Landsat-5 thematic mapper (TM) scene in non-flood conditions.
Heavy rain fell north of the stationary front anchored across southern Missouri and Illinois. Strong low-level winds brought copious low-level moisture to the area, interacting with the stationary front and upper-level jet stream. This led to an intense swath of heavy rain – six to 12 inches in some locations – across the region. As a result, roads in the St. Louis area were closed and flooding was widespread.