Emergency Observation of Flooding In the southern Poland by AVNIR-2 onboard "Daichi" (ALOS)
The southern Poland was hit by the worst flooding in the past decade, which was by long rains since early May. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has performed an emergency observation of the Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS, "Daichi") to monitor the state of damages caused by the flooding. The Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2) onboard ALOS was activated on 9:59 (UTC) of May 21, 2010.Fig. 1 shows an observed image of AVNIR-2 at 9:59 (UTC) on May 21, 2010. Fig. 1 assigned by channel 3, 2 and 1 for red, green and blue colors as true color composite, therefore white colored areas shown clouds. Unfortunately, Krakau in the southern Poland, where were reported the damages of the flooding, was covered by clouds. However, several regions were inundated as shown in Figs. 2 to 4.
The acquired images were provided to ALOS Data European Node (ADEN).
JAXA plans to observe here continuously.