Change of seasons on Earth in animation

The satellite Copernicus Sentinel-3A made monitoring of our ever-changing planet much easier. And a clear demonstration of how spring affects the terrestrial vegetation is just one of many options for its use.

The device was launched in February 2016 and is considered the most technically complex of all the missions of Sentinel. The satellite systematically explores the oceans, land, ice and atmosphere. Thanks to this, global changes are clearly visible. But also “Sentinel-3” is used to track small environmental problems, for example, islets of city heat.

Animation is created using a tool that determines the color of the ocean and land to measure the amount of chlorophyll in the plants. It clearly shows how with the advent of spring the Northern Hemisphere turns green.