The Mississippi River Valley has been experiencing record floods for the past week after a series of storms brought heavy rains to the region in late December. This false-color Suomi NPP VIIRS image shows areas of flooding as observed on January 3, 2016. The VIIRS high resolution imagery channels are being used to provide highly detailed flood maps to area responders, using a newly-developed algorithm to detect standing water. That imagery can be seen by the Space Science Engineering Center, which partners with NOAA to develop many advanced satellite products, in a new mapping tool called RealEarth.
An unlabeled version of the image can be downloaded here
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