Tuesday, September 28, 2010
NASA images courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
A comparitive image of 2010 with 2009. Shows the extent of flooding and swollen rivers of North India.
"The most obvious difference between 2009 and 2010 is the swollen Ganges River, which runs diagonally through the scene, past the city of Kanpur. In the image from 2009, this river is barely visible. East of Lucknow, the Ghaghara is also swollen. West-southwest of Kanpur, standing water has apparently accumulated on what was dry land a year earlier".