A look at our most popular case studies from 2018
06 November 2020
01 January 2019
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 most popular studies in 2018.
Our case about the Devastating wildfires near Athens , gained the most visits and had the largest engagement rate on Twitter.
1: Devastating wildfires near Athens
In late July 2018 wildfires ripped through coastal areas in Greece, causing thousands to flee and a number of fatalities.
2: Storm Friederike batters western parts of Europe
On 18 January 2018 an Atlantic depression crossed parts of Western Europe bringing very strong winds and heavy rain.
3: Eruption of Fuego volcano
On 1 February 2018 there was short-lived but very powerful eruption from the volcano Fuego in Guatemala.
4: South African Algal Blooms
This case, published in January 2018, investigated the detection of harmful algal blooms in the southern Benguela, as seen by OLCI aboard Sentinel-3.
5: Sunglint during March equinox
Satellite imagery during the Spring Equinox captured very obvious sunglint near the Equator.
6: Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence was the first major hurricane of the 2018 North Atlantic hurricane season and caused major devastation when it hit the US east coast in mid-September.
7: Smoke from California wildfires
Smoke from devastating, widespread wildfires in California in November 2018, was seen by Sentinel-3.
8: August snowfall in the Alps
Fresh summer snow appeared over high Alpine areas on 27 August, after the end of a warm spell over much of Europe.
9: Solstice June 2018
On 21 June 2018 the solstice took place at 10.07 UTC, as seen by Meteosat-11 and GOES-16.
10: First images from Sentinel-3B
In early May 2018 the first images from the new Sentinel-3B were released. This case takes a quick tour though some of the elements visible in the imagery.
Super Typhoon Surigae
Super Typhoon Surigae was the strongest ever early season typhoon in the North Pacific.
Geldingadalir eruptions affect cloud microphysics
Altered cloud microphysical structure above Geldingadalir eruptions, April 2021.
Major eruption of La Soufrière volcano
Major eruption of the Caribbean volcano La Soufrière in early April 2021.
Tropical cyclone Seroja undergoes Fujiwhara effect
TC Seroja consumed an unnamed tropical storm in April 2021.
Major dust outbreaks - Africa, Middle East & China
Meteosat-8 spots series of dust outbreaks in March 2021.