Observation of concentrated heavy rain in Pakistan by AVNIR-2 onboard "Daichi" (ALOS) (9)
Northwestern Pakistan in the central Asia has been seriously damaged due to floods and mudslides caused by heavy rain which had occurred continuously since end of July 2010.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has performed the follow-up observation to monitor the state of the damage by the Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2)* onboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS, "Daichi") at 15:04 (JST) or 6:04 (UTC) on September 23.Fig. 1 shows an observed image and is assigned band 3, 2 and 1 of AVNIR-2 as the true color composite.
JAXA plans continuous observation of this region.
* Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2):
AVNIR-2 is a visible and near infrared radiometer for observing land and coastal zones.
It provides 10-m spatial-resolution image and 70-km swath on the ground. The pointing angle of AVNIR-2 is +44 and - 44 degrees. The images taken on September 23, August 23 and March 23, 2010 were acquired by 0.0 degree, 31.2 degrees east and 0.0 degree, respectively.