This beautiful image depicts the Gedo region in southwest Somalia was acquired by the Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer instrument on board ALOS, Japan’s Earth observation satellite.
The European Space Agency, the UN’S World Meteorological Organization, and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research are among the leading authorities reporting a record depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic.
According to the WMO, “depletion of the ozone layer … has reached an unprecedented level over the Arctic this spring because of the continuing presence of ozone-depleting substances…”
The European Space Agency, courtesy of the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer onboard the Envisat satellite captured this image of Central Europe on March 22 at a resolution of 300 m.
This fantastic image of Holbox Island and the Yalahau Lagoon on the northeast corner of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula was taken by the Korea Multi-purpose Satellite (Kompsat-2) of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute on 12 March.
This image, taken by Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer on 4 February 2011 shows the closest point between Iran (top) and the Arabian Peninsula, the Strait of Hormuz (centre), which links the Persian Gulf (left) with the Gulf of Oman (upper right) and the Arabian Sea (lower right).
The Envisat – Environmental Satellite – launched by the European Space Agency in 2002 captured this image using the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) on 5 February 2011 of the … [Read full article]