This map shows the open inland water extent in the coastal areas of the provinces of Maputo and Gaza. The open water was detected by semi-automatic analysis of Radarsat-2 data acquired on January 25, 2012. The normal water level was derived by combining SRTM Water Body Data with manually extracted water features as seen on Landsat 7 ETM+ data. Due to radar sensor characteristics the flood extent might be underestimated in areas with flood waters beneath vegetation.
Landsat-7 ETM+ imagery acquired on October 17, 2002 and May 29, 2003 overlaid on hill-shaded SRTM elevation data serves as backdrop.
+ Mozambique’s Maputo/Gaza Flood, ReliefWeb [external link]
+ MODIS views Tropical Cyclone Funso, NASA Earth Observatory