The last November 22th the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured a long stream of discolored water over the entire Adriatic Sea coast of Italy. This singular sight from the outer space is fascinating and the wide impacted area is perfectly exploited … Continue reading Upwelling over the Adriatic Sea
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
Medicanes, short for “Mediterranean” + “hurricanes”, are cyclones over the Mediterranean Sea having a tropical-like structure but a rather small size. They are relatively rare in Europe. They can be very destructive and deadly, even when they don’t reach their … Continue reading Medicanes Numa
What about one of the first Sentinel-3 cloud free mosaic covering Europe with all its land parts and seas? The following image has been generated mosaicing around 300 Level 2 products of OLCI and SLSTR instruments, representing a synergic contribution … Continue reading Europe Sentinel-3 Mosaic
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