Flood Hydroclimatological Analysis

DFO 2000-4

Flooding: 01/28/00-02/01/00

Southern Philippines, Mindanao Island

(1) 7 Day Precipitation History

TRMM TMI Quick Look Images, subsetted at Dartmouth from global mosaics prepared by Chris Kidd, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center


TRMM TMI data show the heavy rain over Mindanano Island begining on January 26 persisting through the 31st. The rain caused flooding and mudslides in the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur which displaced over 40,000 people. News reports mentioned that the water in the rivers was heavily silted.

In these images:

Rainfall and snowfall: yellow and white areas (yellowish white is highest intensity precipitation)

Oceans: light blue (low water vapour) to dark blue (high water vapour)

More information: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/quicklook/

01/25/00 01/26/00 01/27/00 01/28/00 01/29/00 01/30/00 01/31/00



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