Satellite Images of Typhoon Haiyan Before and After

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WorldView-2 (0.5m) Satellite Images Before and After Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines

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The above WorldView-2 satellite image shows Typhoon Haiyan’s path of destruction causing widespread devastation when it struck the Philippines on November 7, 2013. With maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 km/h) and a storm surge of 20 feet, the typhoon is among the strongest ever to make landfall.

Military, government and international relief agencies are trying to get emergency aid to the worst-hit areas but rescue efforts have been difficult due to damage to roads and airports.

An estimate of up to 10,000 or more people have died in Tacloban city and elsewhere with hundreds of thousands of people displaced seeking for food and water and running out of time.

Satellite Image of Costa Concordia Recovery

 costa_concordiaPleiades (0.5m) Satellite Image of Costa Concordia Recovery

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Satellite image of Costa Concordia recovery operations that took 19 hours and the the ship at the time was two-thirds underwater and was put on underwater platforms.

There were more than 25 nationalities who worked lifting the 115,000 ton ship, using a technique known as “parbuckling”.

The salvage of the Costa Concordia so far has cost 600 million euros.

Costa Concordia a $450 million ship was just two hours into a week-long Mediterranean cruise when it collided with a rocky shoal off the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012, tearing open a huge hole that forced the evacuation of its 4,200 passengers and crew and killing 32.

The captain of the ship is on trial for alleged manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning the ship during a panic-stricken evacuation.

To watch a video footage of searching the Concordia underwater, visit here.

Timelapse Video of Recovery Operations

Most Popular Satellite Images of 2012

Most popular satellite image for 2012 by Visions of Earth. These satellite images were viewed most popular (top to bottom) and we thank everyone for viewing. Enjoy :-)

IKONOS (1M) Satellite Image of the Great Blue Hole, Belize

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Satellite Image Great Blue Hole Belize

GeoEye-1 Satellite Image (0.5 m) – Mt. Everest – Himalayas in Nepal, China/Tibet

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GeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image  of Grand Canyon National Park Skywalk in Arizona

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WorldView-2 Satellite Image (0.5m) –  Construction of Palm Jumeirah – Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE

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GeoEye-1 Satellite Image (0.5 m) – Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE – World’s Tallest Building

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WorldView-2 Satellite Image (0.5m) – “The Pearl” Doha, Qatar

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GeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of ‘The Burning Man” – Black Rock Desert, Northern Nevada

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WorldView-2 Satellite Image (0.5m) – Burj Al Arab Hotel – Dubai, UAE

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Dubai, UAE

WorldView-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Disaster, Giglio, Italy

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GeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of 2012 Olympic Stadium, London

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Landsat Satellite Image (15 m) – Antarctica

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QuickBird (0.6m) Satellite Image  – Giza Pyramids, Egypt

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Satellite Images of Impact Craters and Structures

Vredefort Crater, AfricaSatellite Image of Vredefort Crater, South Africa

Largest Impact Crater Found Around the World

300 km and 2.023 Billion Years

Coordinates – 27°0′S 27°30′E

Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater on Earth, more than 300 km across. It is located in the Free State Province of South Africa and named after the town of Vredefort, which is situated near its centre. The site is also known as the Vredefort Dome or Vredefort impact structure. In 2005 the Vredefort Dome was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its geologic interest.

The asteroid that hit Vredefort is estimated to have been one of the largest ever to strike Earth (at least since the Hadean eon some four billion years ago). The asteroid is thought to have been approximately 5–10 km (3.1–6.2 mi) in diameter. The bolide that created the Sudbury Basin could have been even larger. The Vredefort Crater’s age is estimated to be 2.023 billion years (± 4 million years), which places it in the Paleoproterozoic era. It is the second-oldest known crater on Earth, a little less than 300 million years younger than the Suavjärvi Crater in Russia. In comparison, it is about 10% older than the Sudbury Basin impact (at 1.849 billion years). More information on the Vredefort Crater, visit here.

For more information and to view more impact craters, visit here.

Satellite Images and Photos of Impact Craters and Structures Around the World

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Satellite Image of Hurricane Sandy Destruction

satellite image hurricane sandyGeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Hurricane Sandy Destruction

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Hurricane Sandy was a hurricane that devastated portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern United States, and Eastern Canada in late October 2012. The eighteenth named storm and tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, as measured by diameter, with winds spanning 1,100 miles (1,800 km). Sandy is estimated in early calculations to have caused damage of at least $20 billion dollars.

Satellite Image of World Trade Center Towers Memorial

satellite image world trade center memorialIKONOS (1m) Satellite Image of the World Trade Center Towers 911 Memorial

Manhattan, New York – August 26, 2011

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About the Memorial

National September 11 Memorial commemorates the September 11 attacks of 2001, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, on the former location of the Twin Towers destroyed during the attacks. The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation was renamed the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center in 2007.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center is a non-profit corporation with the mission to raise funds for program, own and operate the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site. On September 11, 2011, a dedication ceremony was held at the memorial, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the attacks. The memorial officially opened to the public on September 12, 2011.

More information on the World Trade Center Towers 9/11 Memorial, visit here.

360 degree panoramic view.

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Satellite Image of Waldo Canyon Colorado Fires

satellite image colorado firesGeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Waldo Canyon Colorado Fires, Colorado Springs

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This one-meter resolution, satellite image shows a portion of a neighborhood on Brogan’s Bluff Drive and Rossmere Street, which is located just west of Flying W Ranch Road and the Mountain Shadow neighborhood. The image shows the extent of the damage after the Waldo Canyon Fire ripped through northwest Colorado Springs, Colorado. According to officials the fire began on June 23, 2012 and is now the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. This type of imagery is frequently used to assess and measure damage to forest and other types of land cover. It is also used for fire modeling, disaster preparedness, insurance and risk management and disaster mitigation efforts to control erosion or flooding after the fire is out. GeoEye tasked its GeoEye-1 satellite to collect this image on July 1, 2012, while flying 681 km (423) miles above the Earth at an average speed of 17,000 mph (four miles per second.)

Satellite Image of High Park Colorado Wildfires

satellite image high park fire coloradoWorldview-2 (0.5m) Satellite Image of High Park Wildfires in Colorado

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This satellite image of the High Park Colorado wildfires burned over thousands of acres, destroyed more than 100 structures including more than 30 homes in the rugged mountain canyons.

This is a false color satellite image captured by the Worldview-2 satellite showing an overview of the High Park Fires. In this image, red areas are healthy vegetation and black areas are burnt.

Photos Slideshow of Colorado Springs, Colorado Wildfires

Photo Slideshow of High Park Fires

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Satellite Image of the Costa Concordia Disaster

satellite image consta concordiaWorldView-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Disaster, Giglio, Italy

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Satellite image of the Costa Concordia a $450 million ship was just two hours into a week-long Mediterranean cruise when it collided with a rocky shoal off the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012, tearing open a huge hole that forced the evacuation of its 4,200 passengers and crew and killing thus far 11 people.

To watch a video footage of searching the Concordia underwater, visit here.

To watch a video inside the Concordia underwater, visit here.

Satellite Images for Natural Disaster Monitoring

Satellite images incorporated with geographic information systems (GIS) can give emergency officials a wealth of information for assessment, analysis and natural disaster monitoring such as droughts, landslides, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

WorldView-2 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Mount Merapi, Java, Indonesia – Post Volcanic Eruption

November 11, 2010

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Satellite Image Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Natural disasters have caused major loss of human lives and livelihoods, the destruction of economic and social infrastructure, as well as environmental damages from small to large regions around the globe.

Prior to a disaster, high resolution satellite image data helps pinpoint where previous disaster events have occurred, where they are likely to occur in the future and the costs associated with historical events. After a natural disaster, satellite images can be used to determine the extent of landscape change and monitor the progress of recovery. Satellite imagery allows a larger land mass to be studied in a shorter amount of time than is possible with traditional ground cover study methods.

Satellite images gives state and government agencies the ability to view the damage from multiple vantage points. The spatial resolution of an image determines the ability to view individual features such as buildings and bridges. It also affects the ability to monitor and assess damage conditions, and depends on the nature of the disaster itself.

GeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite Image of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Damage, Okuma, Japan – Post Earthquake and Tsunami

April 12, 2011

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GeoEye-1 (0.5m) Satellite image of Post Earthquake Port-au-Prince in Haiti

 January 13, 2010

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IKONOS (1m) Satellite Image Hurricane Katrina Before and After – New Orleans, Louisiana

August 28, 2002 – September 2, 2005

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QuickBird (0.6m) Satellite Image Mudslide in Zhugqu, China

August 10, 2010

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Satellite Image Mudslide-Zhugqu, China

WorldView-2 (0.5m) Satellite Image Post Flooding in Nowshera, Pakistan

 August 5, 2010

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Flooding-Nowshera, Pakistan

Pleiades (0.5m) and WorldView-2 (0.5m) Satellite Images of Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Damage

April 29, 2011

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