A look at our most popular case studies from 2018
27 January 2022
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.