Namibian flood mapped by Sentinel-1A

Our department was involved in processing the first ever Sentinel-1A derived information product

Only 10 days after its launch (read our news entry about the launch here), the new Sentinel-1A satellite delivered data to assess the situation after the flooding from the Zambezi River in the northeast of Namibia.

An image was acquired in the satellite’s main interferometric wide swath mode, which has a swath width of 250 km able to capture large floods such as this. With help from our department, the data was further processed into a flood map.

Read the full ESA press release!

12.05.2014
Category: Remote Sensing

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