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Heavy snowfall Italy
Heavy snowfall Italy
Heavy snowfall in Italy.
Date:17/02/2012 RGB:B3B2B0
Heavy snowfall Italy
Coastline West Africa
Coastline West Africa
This cloudfree image shows the western coastline of Africa. On this image you can see clearly the border between the desert and the vegetation. This border shilft during the year from North to South. The coastline hosts several mangroves in which live many endangered species.
Date: 2011-12-04
RGB: B3B2B0
Coastline West Africa
West Africa clouds
West Africa clouds
Vortex clouds formed by the Northeasterly trades over the Canary Islands and Madeira.
Date : 01-03-2011
RGB : B3B2B0
West Africa clouds
Australia floods
Australia floods
“Extensive floods in Queensland (Australia) were a result of heavy precipitation caused by Tropical Cyclone Tasha that combined with a peak of a La Niña event. The 2010 La Niña weather pattern, which brings wetter conditions to eastern Australia, is the strongest since 1973. Isolated flooding started across parts of the state in early December. On 24 December a monsoonal trough crossed the coast from the Coral Sea, bringing torrential rain that fell in a broad swath from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Gold Coast. The conditions also led to a large influx of snakes, as well as some crocodiles.

By 30 December, vast areas of Southern and Central Queensland, an area the size of Germany and France combined, were affected by the flood.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%932011_Queensland_floods)

Date:04-01-2011
RGB:MIR-B3-B2
Australia floods
Angola algea
Angola algea
Angola algea
China pollution
China pollution
China got enveloped by thick smog and foul air, prompting officials to declare the conditions as “poor” in many places and “hazardous” in some other. The conditions made authorities to ask people to stay indoors to avoid breathing foul air outside. The fog started to accumulate since October 7 and had stayed due to calm weather. (ref: www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/restofasia/32-killed-as-China-suffers-its-worst-pollution-day/Article1-611296.aspx ). The image taken by SPOT-VEGETATION on 9/10/2010 shows the huge extent of the pollution.
Date:09/10/2010
RGB:B3B2B0
China pollution
Phytoplankton in the Northern Atlantic Ocean
Phytoplankton in the Northern Atlantic Ocean
Phytoplankton in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. These small creatures are very important in the food chain and in the carbon dioxide absorption. The amount of phytoplankton is decreasing due to pollution, global warming and other influences.
Date: 28 July 2010
RGB: B3 B2 B0
Phytoplankton in the Northern Atlantic Ocean
Canary Islands: Vortex clouds
Canary Islands: Vortex clouds
Vortex clouds south of the Canary Islands. West of the islands a rainbow is visible in the clouds.
Date: 26 July 2010
RGB: B3 B2 B0
Canary Islands: Vortex clouds
Refilling of Aral Sea
Refilling of Aral Sea
The Aral Sea, once two times the size of Belgium has been shrinking since the 1960’s. In 2007 the size has shrunk to an area half of Belgium. In 2009 the eastern part of the Great Aral Sea even dried out. Satellite photos now show that the eastern part is refilling again.
Refilling of Aral Sea
Borneo plantages
Borneo plantages
In Malaysian Borneo, land has been cleared progessively to be replace by palm oil plantations or agricultural fields.
In 1999 there were only a few plantations visible with the SPOT-VEGETATION sensor, while in 2009 much more cleared land
is visible from space. Vegetation appears green, cleared land orange. Dark green vegetation represents native forest
(R:MIR G:B3 B:B0).
Borneo plantages