Resolution: 100 m Date: 20/06/2016 Lat,Lon: 50.65, 155.89   Kuril Islands, Russia  The 1,300 km long volcanic archipelago of the Kuril Islands stretches between Japan and the Kamchatka Peninsula, where the Sea of Okhotsk meets the Pacific Ocean. The islands are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the tectonically unstable ring that encircles the Pacific Ocean and is known for the majority of Earth’s major volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The Kuril islands are the summits of stratovolcanoes that result from the subduction of the Pacific Plate under the Okhotsk Plate, along the Kuril Trench. The chain of 56 islands is home to around 100 volcanoes, of which 40 are active, many hot springs and frequent seismic activity. The PROBA-V 100 m image of mid June 2016 shows the northernmost islands, that are part of the  Kamchatka-Kurile meadows sparse forests ecoregion. The climate on the islands is generally severe, with long, cold, stormy winters and short and foggy summers. : islands, kuril, russia, volcano, forest, storm, peninsula  Resolution: 100 m Date: 11/07/2016 Lat,Lon: 73.20, -55.57   Summer in Greenland  This image shows us Greenland, the world's largest non-continental island[57] and the third largest country in North America. It lies between latitudes 59° and 83°N, and longitudes 11° and 74°W.  Greenland has an Arctic climate with average temperatures that do not exceed 10° C  in the warmest summer months. In the southern part of the country and the innermost parts of the long fjords, the temperature can, however, rise to more than 20° C in June, July or August.   The sea around Greenland affects the climate on land. The stretches of coastline close to the open sea, in particular, are cooled by the sea. : greenland, summer, fjord, sea, valley  Resolution: 100 m Date: 13/06/2014 Lat,Lon: 16.65, -24.31   Cape verde Islands  Our atmosphere is full of turbulent eddies, ranging from the well-known (extra-)tropical low-pressure areas down to the molecular scale, as was summarised in 1922 by L.F. Richardson in the rhyming verse “Big whirls have little whirls that feed on their velocity, and little whirls have lesser whirls and so on to viscosity”. Turbulent phenomena that are frequently observed by PROBA-V are von Kármán cloud vortices, which are flow disturbances in the wake of large objects, such as islands. When a prevailing wind encounters the islands, the flow is separated, which may result in a repeating vortex pattern that becomes visible by the presence of clouds. The image of 13 June 2014 shows a couple of von Kármán cloud vortices that have formed downstream of the northern Cape Verde Islands in a north-easterly flow.  In the lower image part, the eastern Cape Verde islands are visible, with the volcanic island Fogo recognisable by a black stain. : cape verde, islands, clouds, volcano 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 29/02/2016 Lat,Lon: 19.47, -155.59   Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii  This colourful image of Hawaii island shows the flanks of Mauna Loa or ‘long mountain’, one of the largest and highest (over 4 km above sea level) volcanoes in the world. This active shield volcano is routinely monitored by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory of the US Geological Survey and last erupted in 1984. North of Mauna Loa, with small red spots, lays the higher and dormant Mauna Kea volcano. : mauna, loa, volcano, hawaii  Resolution: 100 m Date: 01/04/2015 Lat,Lon: -0.82, -90.98   Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  The 100 m image of 1 April 2015 shows - from west to east - the islands of Ferdinandina, Isabela, San Salvador and Santa Cruz. The volcanic craters on the westernmost islands, with La Cumbre on Fernandina having erupted in April 2009, are well visible. : south america, galapagos  Resolution: 100 m Date: 13/6/2014 Lat,Lon: 15.1, -23.6   Cabo Verde  Cabo Verde is an archipelago country consisting of 10 islands located about 600 km west of Senegal. The Republic of Cabo Verde became independent from Portugal in 1975. All islands are visible on this 100 m image of 13 June 2014, with also some von Karman waves visible in the cloud patterns on the left and middle part of the image. : cabo verde, africa 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 13/3/2015 Lat,Lon: 12.3, 53.3   Yemen, Socotra  Socotra is an archipelago and part of Yemen, located about 240 km east of the Horn of Africa and about 360 km south of the Arabian Peninsula. The largest island is also called Socotra and harbours various plant species that are found nowhere else on Earth. : Socotra, archipelago  Resolution: 300 m Date: 01/09/2013 Lat,Lon: 37.42, 25.60   Greek Islands  Greece has a large number of islands, which are shown here on a 300 m image taken at 1 September 2013. The estimates on the number of islands range from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum island size to take into account. The number of inhabited islands is variously cited as between 166 and 227. The largest Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea and can be seen in the lower part of the image. The second largest island is Euboea (visible in the upper left part of the image), which is separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait.Lesbos and Rhodos are the third and fourth largest islands, respectively. : greek, islands  Resolution: 300 m Date: 21/06/2014 Lat,Lon: 43.49, 5.07   Provence, France  This 300 m image of 21 June 2014 shows the Provence, a geographical region and historical province in southeastern France. It extends from the left bank of the lower Rhône River in the west to the Italian border in the east and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It largely corresponds with the modern administrative region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and includes the départements of Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and parts of Alpes-Maritimes and Vaucluse. : provence, france 
Resolution: 100 m Date: 07/09/2014 Lat,Lon: -11.64, 43.33   Comoros, Africa  The Comoros is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa, between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. Its capital is Moroni on Grande Comore. : comoros, africa  Resolution: 100 m Date: 04/06/2014 Lat,Lon: 15.1, 23.6   Cabo Verde  Cabo Verde is an archipelago country consisting of 10 islands located about 600 km west of Senegal. The Republic of Cabo Verde became independent from Portugal in 1975. All islands are visible on this 100 m image of 4 June 2014, with also some von Kármàn waves visible in the cloud patterns on the left and middle part of the image. : Canary Islands