Highlights of the WMC-Beijing satellite monitoring monthly bulletin

Source: China Meteorological New Press Date: 2022/05/27

Recently, World Meteorological Centre Beijing (WMC-BJ) released satellite monitoring monthly bulletin. 

Highlights are as following: 

The bulletin focuses 10 disaster events in April 2022, specifically 6 flooding events, 1 earthquake event, 1 tropical storm, 1 drought event, and 1 fire event. 

The spatial distribution map of global disasters in April 2022

In April 2022, according to the monitoring of global fire by FENGYUN-3D meteorological satellite, 146 thousand fire spots have been detected. 

Global fire monitoring map by FENGYUN satellites

Major global meteorological disasters

In April 2022, FENGYUN satellites monitored events like the cold spell in Europe, typhoon Megi and typhoon Malakas in Northwest Pacific, severe convection in South Africa, fire spot in Southeast Asia, fire spot in Ukraine, and fire and sand and dust storm in Mongolia. Websites of WMC-BJ and National Satellite Meteorological Centre have released major weather disaster monitoring information. 

Tropical cyclone image captured by FY-4A satellite at 8:00 a.m. on April 11, 2022

FY-3D fire monitoring map in sub-continent in South Asia and China-Indochina Peninsula 

On April 12, extreme precipitation emerged in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Heavy rain triggered gigantic torrential rain and flooding disasters. 

Long wave infrared enhanced image captured by FY-2H meteorological satellite at 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2022

Monitoring image of fire condition in Mongolia

At 2:00 p.m. on April 20, according to the monitoring of FY-4A satellite, affected by near-ground westerly wind, sand and dust storm emerged in Mongolia and portions of China. And affected by sand and dust storm weather, the visibility in eastern Mongolia and portions of Northwest China has dramatically dropped.

Monitoring image of sand and dust storm in Mongolia captured by FY-3D satellite at 2:00 p.m. on April 20, 2022

In April, FY meteorological satellites have provided real-time data for users from 11 countries. Users from 46 countries have visited SWAP platform. FY meteorological satellites have carried out monitoring and assessment of disasters geared to major global meteorological disasters, and released 8 FY service reports. 

Credits to WMC-BJ

Editor: Liu Shuqiao

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