France’s Flooding Rains Examined by NASA’s IMERG

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Eastern France has gifted scarcely complicated rainfall this month and NASA satellite information has helped establish where a largest rainfall occurred.

The inhabitant continue group for France has put out orange alerts for flooding in vast areas of France. Frequent rainfall has caused widespread flooding along a Seine River that flows by Paris. Paris has had flooding identical to a Jun 2016 overflow when H2O levels reached some-more than 6 meters (20 feet).

The Global Precipitation Measurement goal or GPM core satellite can magnitude flood from space. GPM is a corner goal between NASA and a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA. There’s also a GPM constellation of satellites that yield additional rainfall information to yield a some-more extensive design of events.

At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an research was conducted regulating NASA’s Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) information generated during a duration from Jan 17 to 25, 2018. The information acquired from a GPM constellation of satellites are used to make a IMERG product. IMERG information are calibrated using  Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) information perceived by a GPM core look-out satellite.

Those regions where a heaviest rainfall were found embody Nord-pas-de-calais, Picardy, Isle of France – where Paris is located, Champagne-Ardenne, Burgundy, Centre and Franche-Comte. An area in east-central Switzerland also gifted identical high rainfall totals.

Regions in coastal France perceived as most as 6 inches of rainfall. According to a IMERG calculations, those areas embody a regions of eastern Britanny, south by Pays De La Louire, Poitou-Charentes, Limousin.

The rainfall continues to rouse a levels in a Seine River, that is approaching to strech a rise of adult to 6.2 meters (20.3 feet) in a collateral on Jan 27. According to France’s Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, a foresee rise for a Seine is about 4 to 5 meters above the normal height.

Source: NASA


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