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Title Gran Canaria wildfire
Released 21/08/2019 9:56 am
Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
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An unprecedented wildfire has ripped through the island of Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The wildfire, which started on Saturday 17 August, has now started to subside after engulfing around 10 000 hectares of land, leading to the evacuation of over 9000 people.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/08/Gran_Canaria_wildfire

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Title Amery Iceberg
Released 01/10/2019 5:00 pm
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A huge iceberg has broken off the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Dubbed D28, the iceberg is around 1600 sq km – about the size of Greater London. Approximately 30 km wide and 60 km long, it is estimated to weigh over 300 billion tonnes.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/10/Amery_Iceberg
 

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As anticipated, Pine Island Glacier, known as PIG for short, in Antarctica has just spawned a huge iceberg. At over 300 sq km, about the size of Malta, this huge berg very quickly broke into many ‘piglet’ pieces the largest of which is dubbed B-49. Thanks to images from the Copernicus Sentinel satellite missions, two large rifts in the glacier were spotted last year and scientists have been keeping a close eye on how quickly these cracks were growing.

www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Videos/2020/02/Pine_Island_Glacier_spawns_piglets
 

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The world's biggest iceberg, A-68, just got a little smaller.
At around 5,100 sq km, the behemoth has been the largest free-floating block of ice in Antarctica since it broke away from the continent in July 2017.
But on Thursday, it dropped a sizeable chunk measuring about 175 sq km.
The iceberg is currently moving north from the Antarctic Peninsula. Having entered rougher, warmer waters - it is now riding currents that should take it towards the South Atlantic.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52395008
 

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A new online platform that allows for the tracking of air pollution worldwide is now available to the public. The maps, which use data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, show the averaged nitrogen dioxide concentrations using a 14-day moving average. The maps not only show changes over time on a global scale, but also provide the possibility for users to zoom in to areas of interest, for example any city or region over Europe.

https://maps.s5p-pal.com/

http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2020/06/Global_air_pollution_maps_now_available
 

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Who wants to know, who this Michael Freilich is, here is a short biography of the former director of NASAs Earth science division, from 2006 to 2019. He might not have been very famous outside well-informed circles, but he really did a great job there. For example, he was responsible for using the ISS as rather unconventional Earth science platform, using the flexibility and orbit ground track for example for observing volcanic eruptions from space.

 
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