After the Flood

Could remote sensing technologies have predicted the flooding in Pakistan?

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An estimated 20 million people have been displaced by the flooding in Pakistan, which reached the country’s southern lowlands this week. Relief workers are busy getting food, shelter, and medical care to the people who need it, aided, in part, by a fleet of remote sensing satellites deployed by international space agencies. What will it take for these satellites to help us predict future floods before they occur? Host Steven Cherry talks with Robert Brakenridge, director of the Dartmouth Flood Observatory in Boulder, Colo.

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