A look at our most popular images and case studies from 2014.
14, November 2020
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 we've compiled a list of our top studies in 2014.
Our most popular entry wasn't actually satellite imagery associated with a particular event, instead the climate atlas used satellite data to visualise climate datasets for Europe.
The top ten images from 2014, listed below, include many tropical cyclones and storms, plus snow, flooding and overshooting tops.
1: Successive storms batter Western and Central Europe
Parts of Europe were left with severe flooding, heavy snowfall and major damage after successive winter storms hit in late January and early February.
In total the imagery had more than 3,165 hits via our website and Twitter.
2: Typhoon Rammasun
More than 100 people died when Typhoon Rammasun hit the Philippines and China in July. On 17 July, as Rammasun crossed the China Sea, it intensified into a Super Typhoon (maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h).
In total the imagery had almost 2,570 hits via our website and Twitter.
3: Super Typhoon Neoguri
Super Typhoon Neoguri one of the strongest typhoons in the 2014 Western Pacific season, with maximum sustained winds over 240 km/h.
In total the imagery had more than 1,800 hits via our website and Twitter.
4: Clear night time skies over Europe
Clear skies over much of Europe overnight on 13 March, enabled the NASA Suomi-NPP satellite to capture a spectacular image of Europe at night.
In total the imagery had more than 1,450 hits via our website and Twitter.
5: Overshooting top over Mali
On 26 June a thunderstorm in the middle of the desert in Mali, West Africa, produced a large overshooting top.
In total the imagery had almost 1,430 hits via our website and Twitter.
6: Medicane Qendresa hits Malta and Sicily
A Medicane (MEDIterranean hurriCANE) or Tropical-Like Cyclone (TLC) brought severe weather to parts of the Mediterranean in early November.
In total the imagery had more than 1,224 hits via our website and was one of our most popular Tweets for 2014 with more than 3,500 impressions and 193 clicks through to the study.
7: Snow cover at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics site
Following days of heavy snowfall prior to the start of the Olympics, organisers described conditions at Sochi as 'optimal' for skiing.
In total the imagery had almost 1,330 hits via our website and Twitter.
8: Worst floods on record in Bosnia and Serbia
Days of torrential downpours on 14–16 May led to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia having the worst floods since records began 120 years ago.
In total the imagery had almost 1,300 hits via our website and Twitter.
9: Tropical Cyclone Hudhud over Bay of Bengal
Tropical Cyclone Hudhud was the strongest tropical cyclone of 2014 within the North Indian Ocean, with 1-minute sustained winds of 215 km/h (130 mph).
In total the imagery had more than 1,230 hits via our website and Twitter.
10: Severe storm hits northern Bangladesh
A Kalboishakhi storm swept across northern Bangladesh on the evening of 27 April, killing at least 16 people.
In total the imagery had almost 1,180 hits via our website and Twitter.
Heavy snow in parts of Spain
Parts of central Spain saw their heaviest snowfalls in decades in January 2021.
Early summer convection in central Argentina and Uruguay
Severe convection in central Argentina in December 2020.
Nearly-record snowfall in the western Alps in December 2020
Winter 2020 started with more than 2 m snow in the Alps and an extreme amount of rain.