Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island, and due to its position in the middle of Indian Ocean is regularly hit by cyclones between the months of November and April. The last tropical cyclone “Ava” hit the island country off the southeastern … Continue reading Flooding in Madagascar, a first assessment from Satellite
Few days ago one of the most incredible, rare and unique meteorological event that could ever happen is actually occurred in the Sahara desert: snowing. The last occurrence of this phenomenon was observed tenths of years ago and this is … Continue reading Snow on the Sahara
Kutupalong refugee camp is a refugee camp located in Ukhia, Bangladesh inhabited mostly by Rohingya Muslims that have fled from persecution in neighboring buddhist Myanmar country. It recently became the largest refugee settlement in the world hosting almost 600,000 occupants. … Continue reading Kutupalong, the largest refugees camp in the World
During this week, part of California has been devastating by a high number of fires. In particular the area burnt down is the Ventura County, extending the south part of the state. The RGB image below has been captured on … Continue reading California Fires in Sentinel-2 images
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.
Wildfires were raging Val di Susa during the last three days. Val di Susa is an alpine valley located in the western part of Piemonte, region of north Italy, west of Turin and bordering France. The state of emergency is … Continue reading Wildfires in Val di Susa
Green and mountainous Madeira is in view and we have time just to finish our crew’s tour. Joseph Banks and the scientific Team The Royal Society obtained the permission to send, at his own expense, Joseph Banks, a renowned botanist … Continue reading In Endeavour’s wake: Madeira, 12 September 1768.
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
On Earth there are a lot of natural wonders, some of them discovered only in the last decades and so become famous around the world only in recent times. This is the case of the colored mountains, aka rainbow mountains … Continue reading Rainbow Mountains