The European Space Agency presented an animation showing the magnitude of the heat wave hitting Europe.
In a statement, the agency explained that the radiometer measures the amount of energy radiated by the Earth, so the map illustrates the actual temperature of the Earth’s surface.
Feeling the #heat? ☀️☀️☀️ This animation of two images captured by @CopernicusEU #Sentinel3 compares today’s land surface temperature in parts of Europe and North Africa, with 26 June 2019 at the height of this year’s first #heatwave.
— ESA (@esa) July 25, 2019
In Europe, high temperatures have peaked at 39 to 45 degrees Celsius in recent weeks.
In the last few weeks, the Earth’s surface temperatures have reached maximum levels of 39 to 45 degrees Celsius, in the last few weeks, as measured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 radiometer on 26 June and 25 July 2019.
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Europe faces its 2nd heatwave of the summer An extreme heatwave has hit Europe once again this week, following extreme weather in June. High temperatures are expected to peak today, reaching as high as 39—40°C, with Netherlands, Belgium and Germany recording their highest ever temperatures. Paris reached a sweltering 41°C, breaking its previous record of 1947. This animated map, generated using data from Copernicus Sentinel-3’s Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer, shows the land surface temperature from today, 25 July, compared to data recorded during the previous heatwave on 26 June 2019. Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO #Europe #heatwave # #Sentinel3 #landsurfacetemperature #esa #Copernicus #EarthObservation #EarthFromSpace #Satellite #SatelliteImages #EarthScience #dataanimation #sciencedata
Heat warnings have been issued in several countries, including Italy, Spain and France, advising people to avoid travelling and stay hydrated.
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