MODIS imagery showing flooding along parts of the Connecticut River

April 1st, 2010 |
Sequence of MODIS false color RGB images (March 08, 20, 27, and April 01)

Sequence of MODIS false color RGB images (March 08, 20, 27, and April 01)

A series of four 250-meter resolution MODIS false color images — 08, 20, and 27 March, and 01 April 2010 — from the SSEC MODIS Today site (above) show portions of the Connecticut River (which runs north to south through the center of the images) becoming swollen and flooding the adjacent low-lying areas in central Connecticut. In these MODIS false color images, water appears as dark shades of blue, while snow cover has a cyan appearance.

A comparison of the 250-meter resolution MODIS true color and false color images from 01 April 2010 (below) reveals increased levels of turbidity along portions of some of the rivers, due to increased run-off during the series of 3 heavy precipitation events across the region during the 13-31 March 2010 period.

MODIS true color and false color images (01 April 2010)

MODIS true color and false color images (01 April 2010)

MODIS true color images (below, viewed using Google Earth) showed that the most pronounced areas of flooding along the Connecticut River were just to the north and south of Hartford.

MODIS true color images (viewed using Google Earth)

MODIS true color images (viewed using Google Earth)

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