The first cyclone of the 2008 season in the northern Indian Ocean was a devastating one for Myanmar (Burma).
The first cyclone of the 2008 season in the northern Indian Ocean was a devastating one for Myanmar (Burma). According to reports from Accuweather.com, Cyclone Nargis made landfall with sustained winds of 130 mph and gusts of 150-160 mph, which is the equivalent of a strong Category 3 or minimal Category 4 hurricane. News reports stated that several thousand people have been killed, and thousands more were missing as of May 5.Flood water can be difficult to see in photo-like satellite images, particularly when the water is muddy. This pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Terra satellite use a combination of visible and infrared light to make floodwaters obvious. Water is blue or nearly black, vegetation is bright green, bare ground is tan, and clouds are white or light blue.
Image ID: OS1875_P0377
Author: ©Lightroom Photos/ NASA/Topfoto
©Lightroom Photos/ NASA/Topfoto
Image size: 40.3 Mpixels (115 MB uncompressed) - 5600x7200 pixels (18.6x24.0 in / 47.4x61.0 cm at 300 ppi)
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