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Berlin battles heatwave

01 August 2018

This year's heatwave continues to sweep across Europe, with wildfires reported across the continent, as the current heat scorches land and vegetation in countries such as the UK, Sweden and Greece.
Due to a PDGS maintenance activity, NRT products for orbit 4132 and part of orbit 4133 has been not generated.
On 27 July, the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite measured aerosol and sulphur dioxide emissions of the Ambae island volcano.
Copernicus Sentinel-1 data are highlighting the collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in the southeastern province of Attapeu in Laos.

Users are informed that, due to an unscheduled infrastructure maintenance, the following services were unavailable today, from 08:15 to 09:28 UTC.

The main proof of long hot and dry spell Europe has been enduring over the last few weeks has been obtained from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 images acquired on 28 June and 25 July 2018.

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been using Sentinel-2 satellite images to help in the assessment of damage brought forth by a series of disasters that struck Guatemala and Colombia this spring.

European drought

25 July 2018

These Copernicus Sentinel-3 images show how this year's heatwave has taken its toll on vegetation in northern Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Denmark scorched

25 July 2018

With temperatures soaring and no rain to speak of, Europe is the grip of a heatwave. As well as the havoc that wildfires have caused in countries such as the UK, Sweden and Greece, the current heat is scorching our land and vegetation.

Sweden in Flames

23 July 2018

With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and little rain, the scorched ground and dry vegetation is succumbing to fire. Fires have now broken out as far as the Arctic Circle, in Sweden. This animation shows images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions.

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