Results tagged “Earth from Space”

Earth from Space: Shanghai

The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country's most populous city - with over 24 million people - this global financial centre is also the site of the world's busiest container ports owing to its strategic location on the Yangtze River Delta.

Earth from Space: Alakol Lake, Kazakhstan

Large chunks of broken ice float in east-central Kazakhstan's Alakol Lake in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image from 5 April 2016.

Earth from Space: Poyang Lake, China

Southern China's Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country. Located in Jiangxi province, this lake is an important habitat for migrating Siberian cranes, many of which spend the winter there.

Earth from Space: Barents Sea Bloom

Although it may appear as a watercolour painting, this image is a natural-colour capture of a plankton bloom in the Barents Sea by the Sentinel-2A satellite.

Earth from Space: Upsala Glacier, Argentina

The Upsala Glacier in Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 22 January 2016.

Earth from Space: Northeast Iran

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to northeastern Iran, the second largest country in the Middle East. A dryland area, most of Iran's territory is classified as arid and semi-arid, about half of which is characterised by rangeland, barren land and mountains.

Earth from Space: Tonga

The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands - all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean - are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May.

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, in this natural-colour image.

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southeastern Alaska to the Malaspina Glacier. The climate and topography of this area over the last 12.5 million years have been favourable for glaciers. During the Ice Age, a vast ice sheet covered this spot. When temperatures rose, an interglacial period began.

Earth from space: Mount St. Helens

Sentinel-2A captured this image of Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington on 8 February.

Earth from Space: The Mediterranean

Various countries in the Mediterranean Sea were captured last 10 May by the Sentinel-3A satellite, in this false-colour image.

Earth from Space: Tibetan Plateau

The southern-central edge of the Tibetan Plateau near the border with western Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 1 February 2016.

Earth from Space: United Kingdom

The recently launched Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over the United Kingdom, in this false-colour image acquired on 9 May. Made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the UK is an island nation in northwestern Europe.

Earth from Space: Southern Maine

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern Maine and part of New Hampshire in the northeast United States.

Rolling sand dunes in the expansive Rub' al Khali desert on the southern Arabian Peninsula are pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.

This past week the European Space Agency (ESA) hosted the 2016 Living Planet Symposium in the in Prague, Czech Republic. It follows previous successful symposia held in Edinburgh (2013), Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004).

This image taken over part of northeast Greenland's coast combines three images from Sentinel-1A's radar on 15 February, 10 March and 3 April 2016. The shades of grey on the left side of the image depict the static landmass, while the colours on the right show changes in sea-ice type and cover between the three radar scans.

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over to central western Namibia, an area surrounding the Namib Naukluft Park, in this image taken on 28 January 2016.

Earth from Space: Ireland

The Sentinel-1A satellite takes us over to Ireland, in this multi-temporal colour composite of land coverage across the island. With a coastline of 7500 km, Ireland is home to some 4.8 million people and a wealth of history and tradition.

Part of the Swiss Alps are pictured in this Sentinel-1A image from 11 September 2015. Near the centre of the image are lakes Thun and Brienz, with the city of Interlaken between them. In the upper-right section is Lake Lucerne.

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