Last update: January 19th, 2020 at 8:00 am
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the outcome of a strong atmospheric river event that soaked southern Chile with nearly a month’s worth of precipitation in just two days.
According to atmospheric scientist René Garreaud of Universidad de Chile, 4 to 8 inches of rain fell near the city of Concepcion, causing landslides and severe flooding.
The image was captured on July 1, 2019 by the Enhanced Thematic Imager+ on Landsat 7.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory