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The timely prediction of a hurricane's path is essential to the reduction of human loss and damage of infrastructure and property. The continuity and timeliness provided by satellite meteorological data for modelling is crucial in this process.

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Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes

25 October 2017

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right through these towering spinning weather systems, measuring the sea surface below to help predict the storm's path.

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Monitoring Hurricane Ophelia

17 October 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured different views of Hurricane Ophelia in the past week on its path towards Europe.

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Proba-2 looks Typhoon Maysak in the eye

02 April 2015

Proba-2 acquired this view of Typhoon Maysak in the Pacific Ocean on 01 April 2015.

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Space up your app with satellite data

05 June 2014

Calling all app developers: register today for the opportunity to spend a week at ESA developing new ideas and concepts for mobile apps using satellite Earth observation data.

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SMOS sees triple superstorms

22 October 2013

ESA's versatile water mission tracked Asia's recent storms over land and sea.