Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Predicting South Asian Floods..!

A new Project Aims to Predict South Asian Floods



Are our Glaciers melting .... faster ....???
How it affects the nearby lakes and rivers flow and will it cause floods...?


A new effort, dubbed HIMLA and led by Molly Brown of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, aims to change this by harnessing state-of-the-art, satellite-based monitoring and modeling techniques.


Scientists will feed data from satellite instruments such as MODIS and ASTER into a hydrological model that will produce daily snow/water equivalence maps that will feed into other hydrological models to determine how much freshwater flows into the region’s rivers from snow and glaciers. 


The ultimate goal: an early warning system for flood prediction....


Read more from NASA's blog: 
http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/whatonearth/posts/post_1323195383980.html




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