View Full Version : Catastrophic Louisiana Flooding Measured from Space

08-19-2016, 09:40 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/catastrophic-louisiana-flooding-measured-space-151406878.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/oRbbcO4WVAr.Wf7zRR3xbA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/noaa-louisiana-flood-aerial.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Catastrophic Louisiana Flooding Measured from Space" align="left" title="Catastrophic Louisiana Flooding Measured from Space" border="0" /></a>Intense rainfall is causing widespread and disastrous flooding in parts of Louisiana, and new measurements from a NASA satellite illustrate just how much precipitation has accumulated in this region of the Southern United States. Rain totals in southern Louisiana were at least 600 percent over normal levels over a seven-day period, according to the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center of the U.S National Weather Service. Data collected from the Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG), a product of the*Global Precipitation Measurement*(GPM) mission, offers essential rainfall observations for NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and five other national and international partners.</p><br clear="all"/>