July 3, 2013 11:45 am
Updated: July 3, 2013 12:30 pm

NASA camera releases photos of Calgary before and after flood

Calgary, before and after the devastating floods of June 22.


TORONTO – A new camera aboard the International Space Station has captured images of the Alberta flood that devastated southern Alberta at the end of June.

NASA released comparison images of Calgary before and after the floods.

The camera took 24 photos of the area from June 22 to June 24. NASA sent the images to Environment Canada in order to aid with response and assessment. The photos were distributed to Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada as well as Natural Resources Canada.

In 2013, astronaut Chris Hadfield helped install the camera, called SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System (ISERV), in the ISS window that faces Earth. From there, almost 95 per cent of the planet is visible from that vantage point.

Chris Hadfield with ISERV aboard the International Space Station. (NASA)


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