Tropical Cyclone Fani makes landfall in India

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Tropical Cyclone Fani makes landfall in India
Tropical Cyclone Fani makes landfall in India

A look at our most popular case studies from 2019.

Last Updated

27 January 2022

Published on

01 January 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 most popular studies in 2019.

Our case on Tropical Cyclone Fani hitting India in May gained the most visits. The case which examined the chemical fingerprint of Amazonian fires had the most engagement on social media.


2019 imagery





1: Tropical Cyclone Fani makes landfall in India

Tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha, northeastern India on 3 May 2019.

Read the cyclone study



2: Multiple perspectives on Hurricane Dorian

Data from a combination of EUMETSAT-operated satellites contributed to monitoring of the record-breaking Hurricane Dorian during September 2019.

Read the hurricane case study



3: Monitoring tropical cyclones from space

This in-depth study, first written in 2012, remains popular. It looks at how you can see tropical cyclones forming and follow where they are moving using satellite imagery.

Read how to spot tropical storms



4: Outflow of Indian winter smog over North Indian Ocean

On 6 January 2019 Indian winter smog spread over the North Indian Ocean.

Read the smog case study



5: The chemical fingerprint of Amazonian fires

Observations of formaldehyde from the GOME-2 instrument onboard Metop-B on 19-20 August 2019.

Read the case study



6: Huge fires in the Arctic and Siberia

Huge fires in the Arctic and Siberia during summer 2019, were seen by the Sentinel-3 and Metop satellites.

Read about fires



7: US big freeze as seen from space

Features of the 'Big Freeze' which affected parts of North America in January 2019 could be seen in satellite imagery.

Read about the cold conditions



8: Eruption of Stromboli volcano

The Italian volcano Stromboli erupted with a series of small explosions on 3 July 2019.

Read the volcanic eruption study



9: Sentinel-3 spots Sargassum seaweed

In early July 2019, Sentinel-3 captured images showing blooms of Sargassum seaweed, which made the headlines due to their rapid growth and how far they spread.

Read the seaweed case study



10: Severe floods in South Africa

On the Easter weekend of 19-22 April 2019, a cut-off low (COL) weather system caused severe floods in southern parts of South Africa.

Read the floods case study


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