October 2011 Imaging of Areas Affected by the Floods in Thailand

With regard to the floods that hit the central part of Thailand at the beginning of October, the Thai Government announced on October 8 that 30 out of 77 provinces (excluding the southern provinces) faced serious situations, and that 2,340,000 people in more than 760,000 homes had been affected. Thereafter, the damage continued to spread.
This flood disaster also brought damage to the industrial areas, where foreign companies have been moving aggressively into, and is beginning to create an impact on the world economy.

Imaging carried out on October 10, 2011 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Satellite "TerraSAR-X"


Imaging Specifications

Acquisition time : October 7, 2010, 22:58 (UTC) ... (1)
October 10, 2011, 23:07 (UTC) ... (2)
Incidence angle : (1) 58.33°, (2) 46.77°
Acquisition mode : ScanSAR
Product type : EEC
Polarization mode : HH

The picture on the right was extracted from the range thought to be the flood area, obtained through comparison with images taken during the same period last year (July 2010).
*Dark blue: Existing waters; Light blue: Flooded areas
The microwaves transmitted by "TerraSAR-X" have weak backscattering intensity on smooth water surfaces and show up in a dark shade. The area affected by this disaster, based on the analysis of this satellite image, was estimated to be approximately 1,700 km2.

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History of Information Released

First release date : October 28, 2011 (Friday), 11:40

We express our deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by the disaster.
We will strive even harder to be of service to all through the application of our spatial information processing and analysis technologies, as well as through our disaster prevention consulting expertise, in order to obtain accurate information on the disaster situation and assist in the recovery of the affected areas.

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