NASA satellites could help predict floods five months in advance

July 8, 2014 8:15 PM

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NASA satellites could help predict floods five months in advance

"Just like a bucket can only hold so much water, the same concept applies to river basins," explained J.T. Reager.

Making more accurate determinations about which rivers are most saturated in anticipation of spring's flood season could help meteorologists better predict which flood plains are most at risk. The techniques for making these determinations are detailed in a new study, published this week in the jour...

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