Minimize Flood - China (Jiangsu), September 2004

Jiangsu, China, September 2004 (From AFP) - Since June, precipitation recorded in central and south China has been 20 to 50 percent higher than average, the China Daily has said. Since July, intensive rainfall has hit central and eastern China with water levels in several rivers and their tributes exceeding warning levels.

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Envisat ASAR Satellite images

This radar multi layer image was acquired on 9 September 2004 over Jiangsu (also Kiangsu or Chiang-su) province in eastern China. The province is almost entirely low-lying with numerous lakes, canals and irrigation ditches. The image comprises part of the Yangtze delta in the south and parts of the Huabei Pingyuan (North China Plain) in the north.

It is one of China’s most important agricultural regions with large crops of rice, wheat, cotton and silk grown for industrial use.

The areas surrounding the Yangtze River, affected by the recent storms are highlighted in blue.

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Technical Information
Satellite: Envisat
Instrument: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
Instrument Features: Image Mode Precision (30 meter resolution)
ASAR Polarisation: V/V
Time: 02:18:38
Date of Acquisition: 9 September 2004
Orbit: 13212
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