On 25 January 2022, an intense snowstorm hit parts of Greece and Western Turkey, covering areas with large amounts of snow and causing disorder in the streets and long power cuts in many areas.
The white blankets of the 'Elpida' storm in Central Greece and Athens, the capital of Greece, were captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 satellite missions, on the 25th and 26th of January respectively.
The visualization below shows the snow coverage in Central Greece as of the 26th of January and zooms in a rare view of Athens: almost the entire capital is covered by snow (with some clouds there, too).
Information related to the imagery used for the above visualization:
|Date||Satellite Sensor||Spatial Res.|
|25 Jan 2022||Sentinel-2B L1C||10 m|
|26 Jan 2022||Sentinel-3A OLCI||300 m|
About the Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions:
Sentinel-2 is a European high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging mission, supporting land management, agriculture and forestry, disaster control, humanitarian relief operations, risk mapping, and security concerns.
Sentinel-3 a European Earth Observation satellite mission developed to support Copernicus ocean, land, atmospheric, emergency, security, and cryospheric applications, jointly operated by ESA and EUMETSAT.