Minimize Europe's heat wave from space

Europe has faced one of the most intense regional droughts of the past decades. With temperatures of between 30° and 45° C and almost no precipitation, our landscapes have changed drastically in just a couple of weeks, which is also visible from space.

Various satellites including Proba-V have seen our vegetation react on the persistent drought. The images of 7 August 2017 and 6 August 2018 in the slider below show there is a clear difference in vegetation color.

Discover more on Euope's heat wave, the contribution of Earth observation data and remote sensing technology, and the impact on agriculture at 'When the heat gets tough ...'.

Europe afterEurope before

© ESA-BELSPO 2018, produced by VITO
View large version of these images: 2017 / 2018