A devastating explosion in Beirut on 4 August has killed at least 200 people and injured around 5,000 others. The disaster was preceded by a large fire at the Port of Beirut, on the city’s northern Mediterranean coast, later there was … Continue reading Beirut explosion before and after 8 August 2020
Last acquired Copernicus Sentinel-2B image captured an unusual event on the Jökulsárlón lagoon in Iceland where a mini-tsunami was generated by a massive calving on Breiðamerkurjökull outlet glacier. An iceberg had broken off the glacier and was in the process of … Continue reading “Iceberg-tsunami” on icelandic Jökulsárlón lagoon
One of the more unusual features of Hokkaido, as seen from space, is a lattice-shaped windbreak forest found in the Konsen Plateau. This pattern is created by trees (primarily larch) planted in a lattice structure to protect farmland and livestock … Continue reading (43°N 142°E) Hokkaido: lattice structure
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
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
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.