DigitalGlobe’s Analysis Center has captured the first shot of Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag from space on its second sea trial. The mage was collected on Dec 8th by the first satellite in DigitalGlobe’s constellation – QuickBird – which just celebrated its 10th anniversary in October. This is a satellite image from the DigitalGlobe Analysis Center of the Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag during it’s second sea trial in the Yellow Sea, approximately 100 kilometers south-southeast of the port of Dalian. (www.digitalglobe.com) Credit : DigitalGlobe
Archives for December 14, 2011
Some interesting stats released from CoreLogic in their 2011 Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. Among the findings, CoreLogic identifies 2011 as the most expensive U.S. hurricane season since 2008, while U.S. tornado season was the third most active since 1980. Some of the key findings include:
- Though only three named Atlantic storms made landfall, Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and Tropical Storm Don, they caused at least $8 billion in damages, primarily from flooding.
- The 2011 tornado season was the third most active since 1980, with 1,559 storms to date.
- In May, the largest fire in Arizona history, the Wallow fire, forced thousands of resident evacuations and burned more than 469,000 acres.
- CoreLogic estimates flood losses in the U.S. this year at approximately $10.67 billion, based on various flooding and storm events recorded in the National Climate Data Center.
- Based on the trend pattern, 2012 should not be an extreme flood year – in fact, there should be several more years before the next extreme flood loss year. U.S. flood loss in 2012 is projected at approximately $3.53 billion.