Measuring snow coverage using EOB – Earth Observation – Sentinel HUB

Playing with Sentinel 2 images I realized that the amount of snow this year has been very low compared to last winter. Here are a couple of images from January 2022 and 2023 of the Canfranc – Paticosa – Jaca area. One of the most interesting things about this EO browser is that in addition to a standard 2D visualisation, we can visualise in 3D. Here is an video example. Another interesting thing is to be able to quantify the snowfall. There is a snow classifier based on NSDI (Normalized Difference Snow Index, The Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) snow cover is an index that is related to the presence of snow in a pixel and is a more accurate description of snow detection as compared to Fractional Snow Cover (FSC).

Inland Water levels… Globally. Copernicus did it again!

The Water Observatory is an Earth-observation-based solution that provides reliable and timely information about surface water levels of waterbodies across the globe. All observations are provided and can be explored interactively via the Water Observatory Dashboard or via RESTful API. The Water Observatory provides a valuable service to local authorities, governmental agencies, natural parks and reserves, agricultural ministries and agencies, stakeholders in food and energy production, and citizens alike.

¡Viento del Sahara en España! ¡Sí!

De repente se levanta uno y ve los coches, los marcos de las ventanas y las aceras llenos de arena… ¿Qué es esto?, ¡Uno quiere comprender más en detalle! Si esto es en Madrid, qué no ocurrirá en Murcia (que está de camino)!! 🙂 Lo cierto es que si tomamos las imágenes del SENTINEL 5P Aerosol index podemos ver cómo en esa longitud de onda encontramos aerosoles. ¡Y muchos! ¿Y hacia dónde se desplazan?. Directos al centro de la península.

Wildfires in the sub-Saharan region

This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 on 8 February 2022, shows ongoing wildfires in the Boma National Park in South Sudan. Fires are common at this time of year in the sub-Saharan region.