Tidal phenomenon along the shores was well known since the prehistoric era, but a long trip of investigations through the centuries was necessary from the Greco-Roman Antiquity to the modern era to unravel in a quasi-definitive manner many secrets of … Continue reading Tidal monitoring with Sentinel-2
Bogoslov Island has a Russian sounding name and indeed belongs to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska which was sold by Russia to United States in 1867. It is actually the summit of a stratovolcano 1800 m height from the seabed and emerged … Continue reading Bogoslof Island: a puzzle for geographers.
Responsible for the 10% of Greenland icebergs, the Jakobshavn Glacier is one of the largest outlet glaciers in the world. According to recent scientific studies it is also one of the fastest moving glaciers on Earth, Its speed can in … Continue reading Rapid mapping of moving Glaciers
The Amazon rainforest represents over half of the planet’s remaining equatorial forests. A real Earth’s hearth and lungs threatened by the human uncontrolled activity. Its deforestation started mainly in the early seventies after the opening of the trans-Amazonian highway (1972). Amongst the … Continue reading Amazonia Deforestation from Sentinels
There is a place in the middle of the Old Wild West, which in the recent past earned the nickname of “the most bombed place on Earth”. We are in the Nevada Test Site (USA) 105 Kilometers northwest from Las … Continue reading Once upon a time in the Nuclear Old West
Bangladesh is one of the largest ships breaking country in the world. This happens there because Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries, environmental standard are very low, and workers are very cheep and willing to risk their life every … Continue reading Chittagong, where ships go to die
When we look at the Moon we can easily distinguish dozens of craters caused by the collision of large meteorites or comets with its surface. The same happened on Earth’s surface mainly during its early history but very few people know that a similar event could happen again. Continue reading “Impact Craters on Earth, a deep space proof on our Planet”
Wildfire season has just started for Mediterranean regions and considering the climate forecast projections for this summer, for the fire authorities it might not be very strait forward to face.
According to the latest news 150.000 people have been affected and more than 170 are dead, after torrential monsoon rains triggered devastating floods and tens of landslides in Sri Lanka’s southern regions of Matara. Continue reading “Sri-Lanka floods captured by Sentinel-2”
With a surface of 13,210 km2 is the largest lake of Venezuela and South America. It is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea by Tablazo Strait and fed by several rivers, the largest called Catatumbo. Continue reading “Lake Maracaibo: an announced environmental disaster.”