Tuscaloosa, Alabama (pre-storm)
About This Image
This one-meter resolution image of Tuscaloosa, Alabama was collected April 4, 2006 by GeoEye's IKONOS satellite. The image was taken approximately five years before a massive tornado struck Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. This imagery is especially useful when compared to the “post-storm” image collected April 28, 2011 showing the same area. The comparison images could be used to detect change, assess and measure damage to buildings, facilities, roads and highways, utility networks and other structures. It could also be used for disaster preparedness and mitigation efforts. The image was collected by the IKONOS satellite while flying 423 miles above the Earth at an average speed of 17,000 mph, or four miles per second.
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