28 May 2010
Whilst we wait for news from Pakistan, here are two new resources that readers may find useful. First, NASA have released a new Aster image of the lake site, collected in the last few days. This is available here, with a link to my blog (thanks to them for this). The image shows the manner in which the lake has extended in the last few weeks – NASA have helpfully provided an image with the previous extents shown:
The unannotated image, this time orientated north-south, is also rather fine:
Alonside this, UNOSAT have released another map of the areas inundated by the flood. This is available here, and looks like this:
We may see some landslides along the banks of the lake as the water level is drawn down by the breach, so this imagery may prove to be very useful.