Flooding in Bangladesh

Flooding in Bangladesh

In the summer of 2014, heavy monsoon rains combined with the arrival of meltwater from the Himalayas to cause unusually severe flooding in parts of Bangladesh (shown above: the flooded Brahmaputra River valley and Tanquar Haor wetlands). SERVIR’s flood forecasting system, which uses altimeter data from the Jason-2 satellite, accurately predicted the flooding eight days in advance and is now being expanded for nationwide operational use. (Source: NASA Terra-MODIS)

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