RADARSAT-2 Images After Typhoon Bopha in the Philippine Island of Mindanao
Typhoon Bopha which devastated Mindanao’s Island, in southern Philipines on Wednesday 5 December 2012. The authorities count around 700 dead, 400 missing and 250,000 homeless after its passage.
MDA provided imagery acquired by the RADARSAT-2 satellite over the southern Philippines to support disaster relief efforts. The first imagery covering the Mindanao region was acquired on December 4 and 5, 2012 and was provided to the University of the Philippines, hours after the storm struck land. The imagery of the of the Cagayan de Oro and Iligan River Basins in Mindanao allowed the University to complete an initial assessment of the extent of flooding conditions. Secondary, focused image collection was taken on December 7 and 9, 2012, in support of the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters.”
RADARSAT-2 Image After Typhoon Bopha in the Philippine Island of Mindanao