Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9

2013 in pictures

Jan–December 2013

Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9
Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9

Some of the top images from 2013.

Last Updated

04 December 2020

Published on

31 December 2012

We've taken a look back at the case studies entries we've produced this year and, using our web and @eumetsat_users Twitter statistics and some of the favourites from our trainers, we've compiled a list of our top 12 images this year.

 

2013 imagery

Image 1: Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9

The meteor which exploded over the Urals of central Russia in February was seen by Meteosat-9, at the edge of the satellite view.

This was our top ranking imagery with more than 1,200 views via Twitter.
Meteor case studies entry

Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9

Image 2: Storm St Jude batters the UK

At least 15 people died when Storm St Jude (Christian) tracked across the UK and parts of Western Europe in October.

This was our 2nd top ranking imagery with more than 400 visits via Twitter.

Case studies entry for St Jude

 

Storm St Jude batters the UK

Image 3: Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

The equivalent of a category-5 hurricane, Typhoon Haiyan was possibly the strongest typhoon ever recorded. It struck the Philippines in November causing major loss of life, flooding and extensive damage to buildings.

In total the imagery had more than 250 hits via our website and Twitter.

Case studies entry for Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

Image 4: Super Typhoon Usagi seen by Metop

Super Typhoon Usagi, one of the strongest storms of 2013, was seen by Metop-B as it moved towards China, Vietnam and Hong Kong in September.

In total the imagery had almost 200 hits via our website and Twitter.

Case studies entry for Usagi

Image 5: First image from operational Meteosat-10

This image is the first captured once the satellite was declared operational in January, as day breaks over the Northern Hemisphere.

Case studies entry

Image 6: Ice floes of Greenland

Ice floes (cyan colour) around Svalbard and the east coast of Greenland in June.

Ice floes case studies entry

Image 7: Signs of severe turbulence

The 'fringing' in jet stream cirrus, seen in this imagery from November, indicates the likelihood of severe turbulence.

Turbulence case studies entry

Image 8: Dust front over the Sahara

In April a dust front moved quickly across the Sahara and reached the Sahel after two days.

Case studies entry on dust front

Image 9: Typhoon twins Danas and Fitow develop over the north-west Pacific

Typhoons Danas and Fitow seen by Metop-A on 6 October.

Case studies entry about the Typhoons

Image 10: Oil fires in Iraq seen by Meteosat-10

A large smoke plume from oil fires at a crude oil pipeline in Iraq could be clearly seen by Meteosat-10 in August.

Case studies entry on the oil fires

Image 11: Low clouds over France

Metop-B AVHRR scene from January, showing snow-covered Alps and Pyrenees; low clouds over parts of France; mountain wave formations and high-level contrails.

Cloud case studies entry

Image 12: Distrails over Central Europe

A distrail, short for dissipation trail, forms when an aircraft flies through a supercooled cloud in November.

Case studies entry on distrails


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