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"18.01.2017 00:07:29" nasa.gov NASA, NOAA to Announce 2016 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2016 during a media teleconference at 11 Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2016 during a media teleconference at 11
"17.01.2017 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Looking Down on Potomac Water Gap
On a fall day in 1783, Thomas Jefferson stood on a slab of shale on a bluff in the small town of Harpers Ferry and looked east. Below him, the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers converged and flowed through a gap in the sharp
"16.01.2017 16:16:21" Timeline Photos Lagoa Mirim
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of the north end of Lagoa Mirim, a 180-kilometer-long coastal lagoon straddling the border of Brazil and Uruguay.
Three rivers enter the lagoon (top), and
"15.01.2017 16:27:02" Timeline Photos Water, Water Everywhere
The palm tree-fringed beaches of the Maldives give the appearance of an island paradise. But behind the tiny island nation lies a more complicated story.
The archipelago numbers 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls. Tourism
"14.01.2017 20:36:00" nasa.gov NASA Plans Another Busy Year for Earth Science Fieldwork NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 – from a Hawaiian volcano to Colorado mountain tops and west Pacific islands – to investigate critical scientific questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it. NASA scientists will continue to crisscross the globe on Earth Expeditions in 2017. In addition to continuing field work began in 2016, we are heading to a Hawaiian volcano, studying mountain snow pack in Colorado and monitoring oceanic phytoplankton's
"14.01.2017 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Kashgar, China
Kashgar has a rich cultural history dating back thousands of years, having served as an important hub along the Silk Road. The rising of this remarkable landscape dates back even further.
A modern view of the remote oasis in China,
"14.01.2017 00:03:41" Series of Storms Battering California Tracked by NASA's AIRS I... Rolling on the (Atmospheric) River
A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rains, heavy snowfall and flooding to California this week is highlighted in a new movie created with satellite data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
"13.01.2017 16:00:36" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Floods Swamp Southern Thailand : Image of the Day Floods Swamp Southern Thailand
Several days of heavy rainfall swamped much of southern Thailand in January 2017. While monsoon-related floods are common in the region, the wet season usually ends in November.
The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the
"12.01.2017 23:39:52" NASA to Explore Volcanoes, Coral Reefs and Snowpacks 2016 was a big year for NASA's field campaigns studying our changing planet, and 2017 will be just as exciting. New Earth science missions include HyspIRI, which will collect data on coral reef health and volcanic gas emissions; PACE, which will monitor
"12.01.2017 16:00:00" eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov Atmospheric River Soaks California
An atmospheric river has been flooding California and other parts of the western United States with rain and snow for nearly a week. Precipitation could be measured in feet rather than inches in some locations, and
"11.01.2017 23:26:51" Fire, Ice, and Safer Skies NASA Satellites Track Volcanic Clouds
Volcanic ash can damage aircraft and disrupt air traffic. Agencies around the world track volcanic clouds and issue alerts to the aviation community. Now data from NASA earth-observing satellites is improving the
"11.01.2017 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Punching Through
In January 2007, satellites captured an extraordinary example of hole-punch clouds visible over the southern United States. But occurrences of the cloud type, albeit usually less pronounced, show up every year over Earth's mid- and
"10.01.2017 23:05:39" Climate Bits New ClimateBits: Albedo video uses NASA Earth data to explain the concept that the brightness of the Earth system determines how much incoming solar radiation is reflected back to space. Albedo impacts Earth's energy balance and climate. "ClimateBits: Albedo" uses NASA Earth data to explain the concept that the brightness of the Earth system determines how much incoming solar radiation is reflected back to space. Albedo impacts Earth's energy balance and climate.
"10.01.2017 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Cambodia's Forests Are Disappearing
Cambodia has one of the fastest rates of forest loss in the world. In broad swaths of the country, densely forested landscapes—even those in protected areas—have been clear-cut over the past decade. Much of the forest
"09.01.2017 18:31:25" nasa.gov Study Finds a Connection Between Wildfires and Drought For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel—a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the Sahara Desert. The Relationship Between Fire and Water in sub-Saharan Africa
A new study looks at the general impacts of burning on the whole spectrum of the water cycle and finds there is a tendency for the net influence of fire to suppress precipitation in northern
"09.01.2017 16:00:01" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Sunglint on Lake Titicaca : Image of the Day Sunglint on Lake Titicaca
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a long lens to capture the fleeting features of the Sun's reflection point around islands in Lake Titicaca. Located on the high plateau of the Andes Mountains, between
"08.01.2017 18:56:21" Timeline Photos A Copper Megamine in South America
Two huge open pits intersected by spirals of roads stand at the center of Cerro Verde, an expansive copper and molybdenum mine in the desert of southwestern Peru. As shown by this satellite image, there is more to the
"07.01.2017 16:46:41" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Lava Delta Collapses into Sea : Image of the Day Lava Delta Collapses into Sea
Around 2:45 p.m. local time on December 31, 2016, unstable volcanic terrain began to tumble into the sea at Kamokuna, an area where lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano pours into the sea. Fiery explosions, large waves, and a
"06.01.2017 16:39:31" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Muted La Niña Follows Potent El Niño : Image of the Day Muted La Niña Follows Potent El Niño
One year ago, the central and eastern parts of the tropical Pacific Ocean were pulsing with heat, a result of one of the most intense El Niño events on record. One year later, La Niña has been relatively quiet, and
"06.01.2017 00:32:23" www.nasa.gov CYGNSS Hurricane Mission Measures “First Light” Science Data NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) constellation of eight spacecraft made its “first light” measurements of the ocean surface on Jan. 4, 2017. The #CYGNSS #smallsats make "first light" measurements of the ocean surface after launch last month.
"05.01.2017 16:00:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Multiple Fires Blaze in Argentina : Image of the Day Multiple Fires Blaze in Argentina
Dense smoke rose above a rash of wildfires in the Pampas region of Argentina in late December 2016 and early January 2017. Over the past month, roughly two dozen fires have spread across the rural landscape. The blazes
"04.01.2017 19:15:00" Timeline Photos January Puzzler
Where is this? What is this? And why are those lines so colorful? Every month, we offer our readers a puzzling satellite image. The image here is the January 2017 puzzler. Your challenge is to use the comments section to tell us what part
"04.01.2017 16:47:31" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Mapping a Tenacious Invader in Lake Thurmond : Image of the Day Mapping a Tenacious Invader in Lake Thurmond
Around Lake Thurmond, a large reservoir that straddles Georgia and South Carolina, something is not right with the birds. The lake is full of vegetation—particularly an invasive aquatic plant known as Hydrilla
"03.01.2017 23:30:00" Deadly Tornadoes & Flooding Hits the Southeast NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions show the severe thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes and flooding over the Southeast on Monday evening. At least 12 tornadoes were reported with twisters spotted in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
"03.01.2017 16:21:03" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Risen by Fire, Felled by Ice : Image of the Day Raised by Fire, Felled by Ice
It may not be obvious to the naked eye, but events on Earth's surface—such as a burning fire or a floating iceberg—can affect the development and shape of clouds in the sky. The connection stems from how these events
"02.01.2017 16:00:30" Timeline Photos Al Jawf, Eastern Libya
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station used an 1150 mm lens to capture this photograph of a variety of agricultural patterns near an oasis in eastern Libya. This area is one of the most remote places in Africa, more than
"01.01.2017 16:00:00" Timeline Photos The Galapagos Archipelago
The Galapagos archipelago is located about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from continental Ecuador. It includes more than 125 islands, islets, and rocks populated by a diversity of wildlife. Charles Darwin's book, The Voyage of
"31.12.2016 19:00:00" NASA: 2015 Hottest Year on Record This visualization illustrating Earth's long-term warming trend, showing temperature changes from 1880 to 2015 as a rolling five-year average, was posted last January and was our most popular video of 2016. Not only was 2015 the warmest year -- but it
"31.12.2016 16:02:17" Timeline Photos Pretty as a Picture: The Delaware Water Gap
Long before satellites captured images of the Delaware Water Gap, artist George Inness captured the sense of the place in his 1861 oil painting by the same title. It would be one of many landscapes of the area
"30.12.2016 16:25:20" Timeline Photos Sun City, Arizona
When the real estate developer Del Webb conceived Sun City in the 1950s, the goal was something unheard of at that time: build a retirement community specifically for adults. It was fitting, then, that the layout of the community be
"30.12.2016 13:48:25" CIMSS 40 years of satellite data helps track glacial retreat. https://eos.org/project-updates/using-landsat-to-take-the-long-view-on-greenlands-glaciers
"29.12.2016 18:59:07" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration As 2016 comes to a close and prospects of the new year loom before us, we take a moment to look back at what we've accomplished and how it will set us ahead in the year to come. Check out our 2016 year in review: It's easy to focus on what was lost in 2016. Allow us a moment to look back on what NASA accomplished and how it will help us going forward.
"29.12.2016 17:02:52" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Snow-Capped Summits in Hawaii : Image of the Day Snow-Capped Summits in Hawaii
Snow may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Hawaiian Islands. But nearly every year, the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes are temporarily dusted with white. Satellites captured such
"28.12.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Kerguelen Islands
The Kerguelen Islands are an overseas territory of France. But their far-off location in the southern Indian Ocean places these islands far closer to Antarctica than to mainland Europe. In fact, the islands are so remote and the
"27.12.2016 17:42:15" Timeline Photos Foggy Peruvian Valleys
The valleys along Peru's southern coast are among the deepest on Earth. They are also frequently filled with clouds. On July 26, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of the
"27.12.2016 02:00:43" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Earth, Planets, Technology & More! There's an app for that…Download the #NASA app here: http://go.nasa.gov/2iaoqIr
"26.12.2016 15:56:48" Timeline Photos Laguna del Negro Francisco
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a long lens to photograph an unusual lake in the high Andes Mountains of central Chile. Its two contrasting colors are separated by a narrow bank of sand. Dry desert
"25.12.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Lights in the Darkness
Just hours after the winter solstice, a mass of energetic particles from the Sun smashed into the magnetic field around Earth. The strong solar wind stream stirred up a display of northern lights over northern Canada.
"24.12.2016 20:19:16" NASA Earth "There was no artifice. He was exactly what he said he was. When you're in the public arena, that's so rare. Here is this incredibly accomplished NASA scientist. He never diverted into hyperbole, he never exaggerated for effect.
"He said what the
"24.12.2016 17:48:27" nasa.gov Piers Sellers: A Legacy of Science Piers Sellers, who passed away on Dec. 23 more than a year after learning he had pancreatic cancer, leaves behind a dynamic legacy at NASA. "There was no artifice. He was exactly what he said he was. When you're in the public arena, that's so rare. Here is this incredibly accomplished NASA scientist. He never diverted into hyperbole, he never exaggerated for effect.
"He said what the
"24.12.2016 16:00:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Smog Puts Dozens of Chinese Cities on Red Alert : Image of the Day Smog Puts Dozens of Chinese Cities on Red Alert
Officials issued pollution alerts for more than 40 cities in northern China in mid-December 2016. During its latest bout of intense smog—which led to red alerts in more than 20 cities—authorities shut down
"23.12.2016 23:20:45" nasa.gov NASA Administrator Remembers NASA Scientist, Astronaut Piers Sellers The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Piers Sellers, who passed away Friday in Houston of pancreatic cancer: "Piers devoted his life to saving the planet. As a climate scientist, his work in computer modeling of the climate system, satellite remote sensing studies and field work using aircraft, satellites and ground teams broke new ground in our understanding of
"23.12.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Glacier Change Threatens Andes Communities
In dry, high-altitude locales, glaciers often provide a reliable supply of water. Glacial lakes in the Andes Mountains, for instance, hold water even when the dry season shrinks rivers and lakes in the valleys.
"22.12.2016 19:00:02" Timeline Photos A Celebration of Clouds: From Space, Earth Has an Elegant Atmosphere
Clouds can be a nuisance when scientists are trying to observe features on Earth's surface. But at other times, clouds are exactly what they want to see. These images highlight some of
"22.12.2016 17:01:00" Sizing Up Floods from Space Floods are the deadliest, most frequent, and most expensive natural disasters in the U.S. and in the world. Because floods are difficult to predict, often cover wide areas, and can last for days, emergency responders and disaster relief organizations need
"22.12.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Rare Snow in the African Desert
In 1984, the charitable supergroup Band Aid sang: “There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time.” In fact, it does snow in Africa at high elevations. Kilimanjaro has long been crowned by a cap of snow and ice, though
"21.12.2016 23:30:00" nasa.gov Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust, or peak and decline, cycles of phytoplankton. NASA's Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), an instrument aboard the CALIPSO satellite launched in 2006, uses a laser to take measurements. Scientists used the instrument to continuously monitor plankton in polar regions from 2006 to
"21.12.2016 21:45:30" Timeline Photos As glaciers break off, melt and retreat, they generally speed up. That makes them stretch out and causes their top surfaces to drop lower. By observing how Greenland glaciers' heights change, scientists will be able to infer how the volume of ice is
"21.12.2016 19:22:29" Timeline Photos A Shape-Shifting River in Bolivia
At first glance, a river's course may seem fixed and unchanging. In truth, the path is a perpetual work-in-progress that, in some cases, can shift dramatically in a short span of time.
This is especially true in the
"21.12.2016 16:00:39" Seeing Equinoxes and Solstices from Space Seeing Equinoxes and Solstices from Space
One of the most frequently misunderstood concepts in science is the reason for Earth's seasons. As we experience the December solstice today we thought we'd offer a space-based view of what's going on.
"20.12.2016 17:01:00" Why Does NASA Study Earth? Earth is a complex, dynamic system. To learn more about it, NASA, as the space agency, was tasked with launching the first weather satellite back in 1960. Today, NASA uses satellites, aircraft and even an occasional boat to study our planet's air, land
"20.12.2016 15:46:17" Timeline Photos Phytoplankton Enlivens Swaths of Barren Ocean
In the middle of most ocean basins, far from nutrient-laden coastal upwelling and river outflows, life is sparse. Few fish reside here, and even the smaller lifeforms like phytoplankton are few and far
"19.12.2016 23:55:18" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Coral reef ecosystems play a vital role in maintaining Earth's biodiversity. But reefs are in trouble. Our three-year field expedition now underway will give scientists the opportunity to study reef ecology and condition. Video: Amazing video. Our CORAL #EarthExpedition is studying some of the world's most vital and threatened ecosystems.
"19.12.2016 15:53:35" Timeline Photos Uluru
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) photographed this iconic landscape while orbiting over Australia's aptly-named “red center.” Seen from ground level, this majestic sandstone rock formation stands 348 meters (1,120 feet)
"18.12.2016 16:14:10" Timeline Photos Dust Over the Arabian Sea
On December 12, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of dust over the Arabian Sea. The vortex of clouds and dust is rotating in a direction
"17.12.2016 16:27:13" Timeline Photos The River that Trapped Itself
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park owes its name to its deep, dark crevices. The Gunnison River sculpted these walls, cutting thousands of feet into the bedrock. Much of the time, the winding waters at the bottom of
"16.12.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos It takes a big team to conceive, engineer, test, and launch a satellite, or series of satellites. So when a launch and deployment goes according to plan, there are a lot of smiles. #CYGNSS
"16.12.2016 18:11:59" nasa.gov New NASA Hurricane Tracking Mission on Track NASA confirmed Friday morning that all eight spacecraft of its latest Earth science mission are in good shape. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will provide scientists with advanced technology to see inside tropical storms and Up and away!
The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) constellation will use GPS signals to see inside tropical storms and hurricanes like never before.
All eight microsatellites are in orbit and healthy, following Thursday's launch, NASA
"16.12.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Melting Woes: Antarctic Sea Ice at Record Lows
As previously reported, Arctic sea ice cover was lower in November 2016 than any other November in the satellite record. It turns out that the Arctic was not alone. Sea ice at the other pole, around
"15.12.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Snow Blankets Great Lakes Region
An Arctic air mass brought more snow to communities around the Great Lakes on December 14, 2016. The lake-effect snow comes on the heels of an earlier accumulation that piled up to several feet of snow in some areas last
"15.12.2016 17:51:15" Timeline Photos Contact! After a successful launch this morning, the first #CYGNSS small satellite was contacted at 11:42AM EST, through a Hawaii ground station. The satellite is healthy! [UPDATE No. 2: The second, third, fourth and fifth satellites have also made
"15.12.2016 16:58:34" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Eyes in the sky spot flames on the ground…we've teamed up with Conservation International to help fight forest fires in the Amazon and beyond. Our funding, supercomputers and satellites have created an improved fire-detection , monitoring and risk
"15.12.2016 13:40:05" NASA's Kennedy Space Center Aaand LAUNCH of the #Pegasus rocket carrying the #CYGNSS spacecraft! Soaring into space to unlock the secrets of extreme tropical weather! GO #CYGNSS! Hurricanes, here comes NASA's new microsatellite fleet.
"15.12.2016 13:34:07" NASA's Kennedy Space Center Launch Director has conducted his poll -we are GO for #CYGNSS launch at 8:35am EST!
"15.12.2016 13:04:52" NASA's Kennedy Space Center Live views of the L-1011 aircraft carrying the #Pegasus rocket and #CYGNSS spacecraft, courtesy of the F-18 chase plane! Watch at www.nasa.gov/ntv! Go #CYGNSS! Launch in half an hour.
"14.12.2016 21:43:25" NASA's Kennedy Space Center The #CYGNSS mission has been rescheduled for launch Thursday, Dec. 15 at 8:26 a.m. EST.
Mission personnel uploaded new flight parameter data to the CYGNSS spacecraft this morning, correcting an issue discovered during routine testing on Tuesday.
The Tune in Thursday morning on NASA TV!
"14.12.2016 06:13:02" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration The launch of our CYGNSS hurricane mission planned for Wednesday, Dec. 14, is being delayed due to an issue with flight parameter data used by spacecraft software. The issue was discovered during routine testing. The next launch attempt will be determined
"14.12.2016 04:35:31" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration The launch of our CYGNSS hurricane mission planned for Wednesday, Dec. 14, is being delayed due to an issue with flight parameter data used by spacecraft software. The issue was discovered during routine testing. The next launch attempt will be determined NASA's #CYGNSS launch has been postponed.
"13.12.2016 18:53:40" VolumetricCO2_youtube_hq.mov Eye-Popping View of CO2, Critical Step for Carbon-Cycle Science
A new NASA supercomputer project builds on the agency's satellite measurements of carbon dioxide and combines them with a sophisticated Earth system model to provide one of the most
"13.12.2016 16:46:25" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Close Look at a Crack on Larsen C : Image of the Day Close Look at a Crack on Larsen C
In late August 2016, sunlight returned to the Antarctic Peninsula and unveiled a rift across the Larsen C Ice Shelf that had grown longer and deeper over the austral winter. Satellites spotted it in natural-color
"13.12.2016 15:54:58" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Join our science chief Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen and the team at AGU 2016, the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. We're there with our colleagues on the cutting edge of science. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2hqZDMJ
"12.12.2016 19:48:58" NASA Goddard Glaciers and ice sheets move in unique and sometimes surprising patterns, as evidenced by a new capability that uses satellite images to map the speed of flowing ice in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges around the world.
"12.12.2016 16:05:14" Timeline Photos Vardah Takes Aim at India
One week after dropping flooding rains and killing 14 people in southern Thailand, Tropical Cyclone Vardah was poised for landfall along the east coast of India.
On December 11, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging
"12.12.2016 14:05:17" NASA's Kennedy Space Center Launch of #CYGNSS aborted for this morning due to an anomaly with the hydraulic pump associated with the release mechanism.
"12.12.2016 13:37:59" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration LIVE NOW: Watch the launch of our Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft, which will measure ocean surface winds throughout the life of tropical storms and hurricanes. The rocket is scheduled to deploy over the Atlantic Ocean from
"11.12.2016 22:00:00" Timeline Photos Before the #CYGNSS #smallsats were loaded on a Pegasus XL rocket, they had to be configured. Here's what that looked like. The eight small satellites will fly in formation to study hurricane formation in the Tropics.
Launch is planned for tomorrow at
"11.12.2016 19:00:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov The Shallow Aquifers of Erg Chebbi : Image of the Day The Shallow Aquifers of Erg Chebbi
About a dozen large star- or pyramid-shaped dunes lie within Erg Chebbi, a dune field in southeastern Morocco. Many of these bright orange dunes soar higher than150 meters (490 feet)—making them some of the tallest
"11.12.2016 15:56:02" Timeline Photos Bear Lake
This bright blue lake, with its tight swirl of a light-toned sediment, caught the eye of an astronaut on the International Space Station. Situated on the Idaho-Utah border, Bear Lake is one of the bigger lakes in the Rocky Mountains.
"10.12.2016 18:57:13" NASA's Kennedy Space Center Stay tuned to www.nasa.gov/ntv -the science portion of our #CYGNSS mission briefing is about to begin! We'll be answering your questions live! Respond to this status or #askNASA! Stay tuned!
"10.12.2016 18:44:40" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our CYGNSS mission launches Monday and will improve hurricane forecasting. Tune in at 1 p.m. EST to hear from mission experts about the launch: http://go.nasa.gov/2gwCjij Have a question? Use #askNASA Learn more about #CYGNSS!
"10.12.2016 16:10:17" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Today, we're taking you inside the aircraft that will launch our CYGNSS hurricane forecasting mission to space on Monday. Join us at noon EST on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/NASAKennedy/ Tune in to this Facebook Live at noon ET!
"09.12.2016 19:56:33" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Reader Question: Does CO2 Disperse Evenly Around the Earth? : Earth Matters : Blogs Does Carbon Dioxide Disperse Evenly Around the Earth?
A reader recently wrote asking whether carbon dioxide concentrations are higher in some areas and lower in others. This Earth Matters blog post
"09.12.2016 17:30:01" Spacecraft 3D Pegasus XL Our #CYGNSS #smallsat mission is scheduled to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 12. The eight small satellites will be launched by a Pegasus XL rocket via a "Stargrazer" plane. Check out the rocket system with our Spacecraft 3D app, free for
"09.12.2016 15:59:05" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Fleeting Fog in India : Image of the Day Fleeting Fog in India
It's not unusual for low clouds and haze to blanket northern India, just south of the Himalayas. You can see evidence of this in a gallery of satellite images we have accumulated over the years. But on December 7, 2016, the Moderate
"08.12.2016 21:00:00" blogs.nasa.gov Forecast 70 Percent 'Go' For CYGNSS Launch on Monday | CYGNSS Hurricane Mission Our CYGNSS mission, which will study hurricanes to learn about their formation, is 70% “Go” for launch! The smallsat squadron is scheduled to launch Dec. 12 at 8:24 a.m. ET on an Orbital Sciences ATK air-launched Pegasus XL launch vehicle. More:
"08.12.2016 17:14:00" NASA's Kennedy Space Center Come out to see #CYGNSS with us live Facebook! NASA will be hosting a Facebook Live event taking you out to the tarmac and inside the airplane carrying CYGNSS spacecraft on Saturday Dec. 10th at 12:00pm EST!
We'll be talking to some of the scientists Tune in Saturday for a Facebook Live from the plane carrying our #CYGNSS smallsat squadron into orbit on Dec. 12!
"08.12.2016 16:00:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov A Zigzagging Smoke Plume Over Western Australia : Image of the Day A Zigzagging Smoke Plume Over Western Australia
In December 2016, shifting winds pushed smoke from a bushfire on the south coast of Western Australia into the shape of the letter Z. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua
"07.12.2016 16:42:08" Timeline Photos Smog and Haze in Northern China
Many parts of eastern China were put on orange alert on December 4, 2016, when heavy smog veiled large swaths of the country. The haze stranded passengers at airports in northern China and slowed down city life in Beijing,
"06.12.2016 16:00:00" eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov Growing Pains: Arctic Sea Ice at Record Lows
Every northern fall and winter, cooling ocean and air temperatures cause the floating cap of Arctic sea ice to grow from its annual minimum extent toward a maximum between February and April. So far in 2016,
"05.12.2016 23:30:00" Timeline Photos There's more space in your life than you think. NASA technologies are benefiting life on Earth in the form of commercial products.
NASA research and development has tangible benefits that go beyond supporting mission needs. Spinoffs create jobs,
"05.12.2016 17:22:50" usaid.gov USAID Climate Action Review: 2010–2016 This report looks back at what USAID and our partners have accomplished over six years. It describes how our climate work has evolved, it summarizes our major achievements, it distills lessons learned and shares examples from a portfolio of activities USAID - US Agency for International Development supports clean energy, sustainable development and landscapes, and climate adaptation. From Nepal to Jamaica, USAID has helped 5.3 million people use climate data from partners such as NASA to reduce their
"05.12.2016 16:39:08" Timeline Photos Iberá Wetlands in Sunglint
An astronaut flying over central South America was following the Sun's reflection point (also known as sunglint) as it flashed across the water surfaces of the Iberá Wetlands. Sunglint makes for startling images that appear
"04.12.2016 20:00:00" Mission to Earth Since 1959, with the launch of the first weather satellite, NASA has been studying our home planet on a global scale. NASA monitors Earth's vital signs via satellites and airplanes, field work and computer models, all to understand Earth's climate
"04.12.2016 16:30:25" Timeline Photos Where the Organ Pipes Grow
Organ pipes dot the desert floor in southern Arizona. These tall, branch-like formations of cacti lend unusual beauty to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, while also sheltering its inhabitants. This federal monument is the
"03.12.2016 23:00:00" Smallsats Are the Next Big Thing The Earth Venture #CYGNSS mission is set to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 12. It's one of six upcoming smallsat missions that will study Earth. Why is NASA using these micro satellites? Because they can do big science. Read more about
"03.12.2016 20:00:02" Timeline Photos From Monterey Bay to outer space?
A team of researchers from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other institutions recently visited choppy waters in Monterey Bay, California, while developing artificial intelligence for
"03.12.2016 16:00:00" Powerful Earthquake Exposes New Land Near Kaikoura Powerful Earthquake Exposes New Land Near Kaikoura
On November 13, 2016, a powerful earthquake jolted the northeastern coast of New Zealand's South Island. The 7.8 magnitude quake lifted the seabed by 0.5 to 2 meters (2 to 7 feet) along a 20-kilometer
"02.12.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos Glow-in-the-Dark Clouds
Strictly speaking, noctilucent or “night shining” clouds don't glow in the dark the way the bioluminescent algae or fireflies do. Also called polar mesospheric clouds, they float high enough in the atmosphere to capture a little
"02.12.2016 16:00:02" The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Still Cloudy, With a Chance of C... The Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Still Cloudy, With a Chance of Clearing
It is the largest estuary in the United States and third largest in the world. Once sculpted and changed by ice, water, and powerful geologic forces over tens of millions of years,
"01.12.2016 23:00:00" Timeline Photos The Pegasus rocket carrying the #CYGNSS spacecraft has been moved to the runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where it will be mated to Orbital ATK's L-1011 aircraft, nicknamed “Stargazer,” for the ferry flight to NASA's Kennedy Space
"01.12.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos A Dry Start to South America's Wet Season
Even before the 2016 dry season started in South America, a marked deficit in rainfall was apparent across much of the continent. Parts of the Amazon, for example, were already far drier than in 2005 and 2010,
"30.11.2016 16:48:21" eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov Fires Continue to Rage in the Southeast
The Great Smoky Mountains are named for the blue haze that often hangs over the mountains due to volatile chemicals released by pine forests. But in November 2016, the Smokies lived up to their name for a very
"29.11.2016 19:30:00" Timeline Photos NASA's International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument ended operations after a successful two-year mission.
ISS-RapidScat used the unique vantage point of the space station to provide near-real-time monitoring
"29.11.2016 17:21:14" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Rare November Snow in Tokyo : Image of the Day Rare November Snow in Tokyo
On November 24, 2016, Tokyo received its first November snowfall in more than half a century. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day.
"28.11.2016 16:40:33" Timeline Photos Fiery South Atlantic Sunset
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station photographed a sunset that looks like a vast sheet of flame. With Earth's surface already in darkness, the setting sun, the cloud masses, and the sideways viewing angle make
"28.11.2016 01:05:13" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Look Again: It's Not Snow : Image of the Day Look Again: It's Not Snow
The white hills sprawling in every direction look like mounds built by snow plows, or massive hills of sugar. In fact, they're the world's largest gypsum dune field: the White Sands National Monument, located in southern New
"27.11.2016 22:00:59" Earth Expeditions: CORAL Probes the Great Barrier ... The three-year CORAL mission will survey a portion of the world's coral reefs to assess the condition of these threatened ecosystems via airborne instruments and in-water field work.
"26.11.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Eruption at Sabancaya
Peru's Sabancaya volcano has been restless for the past few years. Recently, the occasional puffs of ash and volcanic gases have become more frequent and intense. Since November 6, 2016, the 5967-meter (19,577-foot) mountain has
"23.11.2016 16:14:46" Timeline Photos Algae Bloom or Swirling Sediment?
On November 16, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of milky colored waters in Australia's Spencer Gulf. At first glance, the
"22.11.2016 20:03:38" Photos from NASA Earth's post What on Earth is an Anaglyph?
An anaglyph is the name given to the stereoscopic 3-D effect that results by encoding each eye's image using filters of different colors.
At the most basic level, anaglyphs work by superimposing images taken from two
"22.11.2016 19:15:59" Timeline Photos Have you heard about a "hiatus" in global warming? The latest research into the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend (seen between 1998 and 2013) attributes the phenomenon to Earth's ocean absorbing the planet's extra
"22.11.2016 16:14:25" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Atlanta Harnesses Green Space to Fight Wastewater : Image of the Day Atlanta Harnesses Green Space to Fight Wastewater
It's no secret that Atlanta's green space has long been turning gray. Parking lots and houses have sprung up in recent decades, with pavement replacing forested areas. In a city with already expensive
"21.11.2016 19:31:18" nasa.gov Study Finds Widespread Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill Dramatic shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA/USGS maps of Louisiana wetlands where the coastline was heavily coated with oil during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA / U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands where the coastline was most heavily coated with oil during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"21.11.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos Linear Dunes, Namib Sand Sea
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a long lens to document what crews have termed one of the most spectacular features of the planet: the dunes of the Namib Sand Sea.
Looking inland (from an ISS
"20.11.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Are you ready for a challenge? Become a geographical detective and solve the latest mystery quiz from NASA's MISR (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer) instrument onboard the Terra satellite. Check it out here:
"20.11.2016 16:04:43" Timeline Photos Kilauea's Lava Pours Into the Pacific
The Pu'u 'Ō'ō eruption of Kilauea, the most active volcano in the Hawaiian island chain, has been going on almost continuously for more than three decades. The location and intensity of lava flows have varied over
"20.11.2016 00:30:09" NOAA Satellite and Information Service GO GOES-R GO!!
We have liftoff of GOES-R, NOAA's revolutionary next-generation geostationary weather satellite! The satellite is now on its way to orbit. Follow along on Twitter by following @NOAASatellites and checking in at
"19.11.2016 21:19:45" United Launch Alliance Taking a tour of Space Launch Complex-41 on Nov. 19 as the United Launch Alliance #AtlasV prepares to launch the #GOESR mission for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Next-gen U.S. weather satellite on the launch pad and ready to #GOESR! Launch today at 5:45pm ET. Watch live: nasa.gov/nasatv
"19.11.2016 18:00:00" Meet GOES-R National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s GOES-R satellite is set to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center today at 5:42 p.m. ET, but what will it do once it's in orbit?
GOES-R will be the first satellite in a series of next-generation
"19.11.2016 16:00:01" Timeline Photos Ancient Waterways in Morocco
In Landsat images of the Tafilalt oasis of southeastern Morocco, dozens of thin lines run across the desert from the Anti-Atlas mountains toward the town of El Jorf. These are qanats (khettaras in Moroccan)—ancient
"18.11.2016 21:42:15" NOAA Satellite and Information Service Are you ready for tomorrow's launch? I know we are!! #Countdowntolaunch #GOESR
With the launch of #GOESR, set for tomorrow at 5:42pm EST, NOAA is poised to once again significantly improve weather forecasting and severe weather prediction.
"18.11.2016 20:25:42" NASA Goddard Flying low over the Earth's southernmost continent, Operation IceBridge is wrapping up its eighth consecutive field season of mapping the ice sheet and glaciers of Antarctica, as well as the surrounding sea ice. With more than 300 hours logged in the air NASA explores the most remote regions of the universe -- and the most remote regions of our home planet. NASA's Operation IceBridge is wrapping up a six-week campaign of research flights over Antarctica's changing ice sheet.
"18.11.2016 19:30:01" nasa.tumblr.com Why Do We Study Ice? Discover why we study ice and how this research benefits Earth. We fly our DC-8 aircraft very low over Antarctica as part of Operation IceBridge – a mission that's conducting the largest-ever airborne... Why does NASA study ice? Check out a behind-the-scenes look at Operation IceBridge's recent Antarctica campaign.
"18.11.2016 16:31:19" Timeline Photos Deadly Smog Shrouds Tehran
Heavy smog in Tehran broke records this week, reportedly causing hundreds of deaths, and prompting school closings in the region.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured a
"18.11.2016 11:13:07" media.giphy.com giphy.com Join NASA scientists and Deputy Administrator Dava Newman LIVE in less than one hour -- 7 am EST, 12 pm UTC -- to hear about this year's Operation IceBridge campaign to study Antarctica's massive ice sheet.
"17.11.2016 23:39:06" NOAA Satellite and Information Service GOES-R is NOAA's most advanced geostationary weather satellite to-date. But how different can it really be?
Imagine going from a black and white TV to high definition overnight. GOES-R is faster and clearer than current GOES satellites, providing Giving a 'boost' to our friends at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this weekend with the launch of #GOESR from Florida.
"17.11.2016 23:37:01" NOAA Satellite and Information Service The NOAA Satellite & Information Service (referred to as NESDIS) is a line office under the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
"17.11.2016 21:51:44" Timeline Photos Join NASA scientists and Deputy Administrator Dava Newman LIVE from Punta Arenas, Chile, at 7 am EST (12 pm UTC) tomorrow, November 18, before they take off for a research flight over Antarctica as part of Operation IceBridge.
IceBridge has flown
"17.11.2016 19:08:54" Timeline Photos The #GOESR weather satellite launches to space this Saturday. Hear from mission experts live now, beginning at 2 pm EST: http://go.nasa.gov/2g29nNI
Have a question you want answered during the briefing? Use #askGOES
"17.11.2016 16:00:01" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Satellite Detects Human Contribution to Atmospheric CO2 : Image of the Day Satellite Detects Human Contribution to Atmospheric CO2
Launched in July 2014, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) was designed to give scientists comprehensive, global measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Now a team of scientists
"16.11.2016 18:54:34" Warm Winter Cyclone Damaged Arctic Sea Ice Pack Projections of Arctic sea ice show that ice thickness will continue to decline over the next decades, making the sea ice cover even more vulnerable to winter storms.
A large cyclone that crossed the Arctic in December 2015 brought so much heat and
"16.11.2016 16:26:29" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Drought Continues to Grip Southern California : Image of the Day Drought Continues to Grip Southern California
While late summer and autumn rains offered some relief to Northern California, drought continues to torment the southern part of the state. New data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show exceptional drought in
"16.11.2016 15:01:02" Today on #FacebookLive we're looking at how NASA is working with cities like Rio de Janeiro and New York City to better understand and prepare their towns in a changing climate.
NASA's fleet of satellites is able to look at Earth's vital signs - even
"15.11.2016 23:03:14" Timeline Photos Our November 2016 puzzler is out. Quick...where is this? And what is causing all the patterns you see in this image? What else do you find notable about it? As usual, your challenge is to use the comments section to tell us what part of the world we are
"15.11.2016 22:58:19" globalcarbonproject.org Carbon Budget State of the carbon cycle: An annual update of the global carbon budget. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased by a record amount in 2015, according to a new Global Carbon Project report. At this rate of carbon dioxide emissions, the report states, there will likely be enough carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
"15.11.2016 21:23:01" Timeline Photos Join us live tomorrow! New York City and Rio de Janeiro are working now to plan for the impacts of a changing climate, and they have turned to NASA for help. Post your questions for NASA scientists during a Facebook Live event at 10 am EST (3 pm UTC)
"15.11.2016 20:42:13" Our ocean absorbs 93% of the heat from global warming, as shown in this short demo by NASA climate scientist Ian Fenty. On Snapchat HQ? Follow NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to see more.
"15.11.2016 16:29:19" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Sap-sucking Bugs Threaten Hemlock Forests : Image of the Day Sap-sucking Bugs Threaten Hemlock Forests
Sap-sucking insects called hemlock woolly adelgids are draining the life from a common evergreen tree in the eastern United States. Since arriving from Japan in the 1950s, the tiny bugs have spread from Georgia
"14.11.2016 23:17:33" Timeline Photos Construction is now complete on the first of the two satellites for NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, planned for launch in the December 2017/January 2018 timeframe.
GRACE-FO is a successor to NASA's GRACE
"14.11.2016 15:57:04" Timeline Photos Cloudscape Over the Philippine Sea
Flying over the Philippine Sea, an astronaut looked toward the horizon from the International Space Station and shot this photograph of three-dimensional clouds, the thin blue envelope of the atmosphere, and the
"13.11.2016 16:00:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee : Image of the Day Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee
From its origin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Chattahoochee River traces Georgia's western edge all the way to Florida. At more than 430 miles (nearly 700 kilometers) long, the river flows through 13 dams and three
"12.11.2016 16:55:48" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Everglades National Park : Image of the Day Everglades National Park
Florida's Everglades National Park is not your ordinary protected area. Its unique ecosystem is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance. But the region has
"11.11.2016 16:41:29" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Drought and Fire in the Southeast : Image of the Day Drought and Fire in the Southeast
Wildfires in the southeastern United States are usually small and do not produce much smoke compared to the big blazes in the western United States, Canada, or Russia. But a cluster of fires in Georgia, North Carolina,
"10.11.2016 23:00:00" RAVAN Tech Could Help Solve Earth Science Mystery RAVAN A new, low-cost NASA ESTO CubeSat mission will demonstrate new technologies to measure the imbalance in the Earth's radiation budget more precisely, giving scientists valuable information to study our climate.
"10.11.2016 20:04:21" Photos from NASA Earth's post Ground to Space: A Glittering Path of San Francisco Sunglint
If you have ever stood on a beach before sunset and gawked at a gleaming line of light extending toward the horizon, you have seen a glitter path.
What causes this spectacular optical
"10.11.2016 18:02:08" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration The #CYGNSS #Smallsats launching in December will gather never-before-seen details on tropical cyclones and hurricanes. Tune in at 1 p.m. EST to learn more about this mission: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv Have a question? Use #askNASA! TUNE IN NOW! nasa.gov/nasatv
"10.11.2016 16:14:44" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Getting to Know Getz : Image of the Day Getting to Know Getz
As scientists and crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge mission prepared for a research flight on November 5, 2016, the weather in Punta Arenas, Chile, was cold, wet, and windy. But when they reached their survey site in West
"10.11.2016 16:10:05" Smallsats Are the Next Big Thing NASA will be talking about the #CYGNSS smallsat constellation mission today in a briefing at 1pmET/10amPT. You can tune in at nasa.gov/nasatv and leave questions in the comments blow.
CYGNSS is one of six upcoming NASA smallsat missions that will study
"09.11.2016 22:05:54" i.imgur.com i.imgur.com Tomorrow, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold a briefing on the upcoming CYGNSS mission. The eight #smallsats will form a constellation to study hurricanes. Have questions? Leave them in the comments and then tune into
"09.11.2016 18:49:46" Timeline Photos Holuhraun Lava Could Still Be Toasty Underneath
More than a year after the latest eruption at Iceland's Holuhraun lava field, the newly-formed lava may still be toasty underneath. Although the basaltic rock formed a hard crust, according to
"08.11.2016 18:58:52" Timeline Photos This planet we share (and study) is a beautiful place.
This image shows a view of the International Space Station from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Need another dose of calm? Go here: http://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2513/need-a-dose-of-calm/
"08.11.2016 16:00:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Offshore Wind Farms Make Wakes : Image of the Day Offshore Wind Farms Make Wakes
For at least the past decade, satellites have spotted white dots cropping up in the North Sea. If viewed from Earth's surface, you would see that these dots are actually wind turbines—huge arrays of towers rising from the
"07.11.2016 22:52:54" Timeline Photos NASA is about to launch six new next-generation Earth-observing small satellites — some as small as a loaf of bread. These tiny spacecraft are helping to foster creative and cost-effective approaches to studying our planet. More here:
"07.11.2016 19:15:00" Smallsats Are the Next Big Thing NASA uses small satellites as a cost-effective way to test technology and study Earth with new methods. Today at 2:30pmET/11:30amPT, we'll be holding a briefing to talk about six upcoming Earth missions. You can listen along at nasa.gov/live.
"07.11.2016 16:52:29" Timeline Photos Little Bahama Bank
The Bahama Islands are one of the most recognizable places on Earth for astronauts and one of their favorite areas to photograph. The eyes are naturally drawn to the large areas of shallow seas, known as banks, that appear in light
"07.11.2016 16:12:03" nasa.gov NASA Live NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Today, leaders from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and project managers from various #SmallSat missions will be holding a media briefing on six upcoming projects to study Earth. Listen live at 2:30 pm ET/11:30am PT at nasa.gov/live.
"06.11.2016 16:34:26" Timeline Photos Cloud Wakes on the Lee Side of St. Helena Island
Mountain peaks slice through the clouds above St. Helena Island, creating Von Karman vortices. Such spiral cloud formations occur commonly in nature, according to Andrew Ackerman, a researcher at NASA's
"05.11.2016 21:53:26" JPL Turns 80 Did you know NASA's first satellite was launched by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory? The lab celebrated its 80th anniversary this week. #JPL80
Read the full story: http://go.nasa.gov/2eUP7fS
"04.11.2016 12:58:34" nasa.gov NASA to Hold Media Call on New Small Satellite Missions to Study Earth NASA will host a teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, Nov. 7, to preview several Earth science missions using small satellites heading into space, starting this year, to help us better understand our home planet. Listen live Monday at 2:30 pm ET: An inside look at the new world of Small Sats for Earth observations!
"03.11.2016 19:48:09" news.nationalgeographic.com Climate Change Captured in Stunning Antarctic Ice Photos NASA's IceBridge missions provide visual evidence of melting ice. National Geographic writes about seeing Antarctica's melting ice during flights with NASA's Operation IceBridge. "Climate change can be hard to visualize, because it tends to happen at a relatively creeping pace, not in one dramatic surge, as Hollywood
"03.11.2016 15:04:37" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Salt Lake Water Woes : Image of the Day Salt Lake Water Woes
The Great Salt Lake is drying up and shrinking. Both nature and man have a hand in the change.
The Great Salt Lake is largest water body in the United States after the Great Lakes. It is a terminal basin, which means the water that
"02.11.2016 14:56:04" Studying Chesapeake Bay from Above
"01.11.2016 22:00:42" nasa.gov New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations, using data from NASA's OCO-2. Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. The maps, based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite and generated with
"01.11.2016 20:46:20" Timeline Photos Cyclonic Storm in the Mediterranean
The shape of this storm resembles something you would more often see spinning over the Pacific or Atlantic oceans. This one, however, developed over the Mediterranean Sea.
At 10:30 a.m. Central European Time (09:30
"01.11.2016 15:13:58" eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov Iron in the Wind
There is more than one way for iron to get into the central Gulf of Alaska, but none rival the visual spectacle of wind-blown plumes of dust from from Alaska's Copper River Valley.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
"31.10.2016 22:04:02" NASA Operation IceBridge Artist Zaria Forman is flying with NASA's Operation IceBridge this week, taking pictures of the stunning ice formations of Antarctica that she will use as the basis for her large-scale works of art that seek to document climate change.
"31.10.2016 21:16:20" Timeline Photos On November 12, 2012, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NPP - Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite captured this nighttime view of southern Asia during the Hindu festival of #Diwali. The image is based on data
"31.10.2016 15:20:03" Timeline Photos Sediment Patterns, Western Australia
Once clouds have cleared away, the effects of major storms often can be viewed from space for days and weeks. That is what happened when an astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of
"29.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos October Puzzler: Kiruna Iron Mine
Kiruna, the largest underground iron ore mine in the world, has been in operation since 1900. But recent years have brought change for the residents of the nearby town. In coming decade, the 23,000 people and their homes
"28.10.2016 15:22:45" Timeline Photos Mosaic of the Arctic
On September 28, 2016, science officials from around the world met in Washington, D.C., for the first White House Arctic Science Ministerial. The purpose was to “expand joint collaborations focused on Arctic science, research,
"27.10.2016 19:54:15" Timeline Photos Dust Over the Arabian Sea
October is a month of transition for weather patterns over the Arabian Sea. In the summer, winds blow from the sea toward land. In the winter, the winds reverse and blow over the Arabian Sea from the northeast. During October,
"27.10.2016 17:47:48" Timeline Photos Scientists and negotiators are taking on a new problem: the climate warming effects of chemicals that were supposed to be better for the ozone layer. NASA scientist Paul Newman attended the Montreal Protocol's international meeting this October in Kigali,
"26.10.2016 21:13:08" Ozone Hole Maximum 2016 Every year in September or October, the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica reaches a maximum size before it starts to recover again. This year, the hole was slightly smaller-than-average, at 8.9 million square miles. Atmospheric scientists from NASA
"26.10.2016 15:16:14" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Sulfur Dioxide Spreads Over Iraq : Image of the Day Sulfur Dioxide Spreads Over Iraq
In June 2003, atmospheric scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, used satellites to track how much sulfur dioxide streamed into the atmosphere from a fire at a
"25.10.2016 17:30:00" Timeline Photos Two new studies by researchers at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the University of California, Irvine, detect the fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever observed in West Antarctica and offer an unprecedented direct view of
"25.10.2016 15:30:40" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Minnesota: Land of the Many-Colored Lakes : Image of the Day Minnesota: Land of the Many-Colored Lakes
Minnesota, “the land of 10,000 lakes,” might as well be called the “land of 10,000 shades of lakes.” Many of them owe their color to CDOM: colored dissolved organic matter.
When organic matter—leaves, roots, or
"24.10.2016 23:59:07" NASA Earth Need help with a Halloween costume? We have an idea... Struggling to find the perfect Halloween costume? We have an idea...
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"24.10.2016 21:22:46" Timeline Photos October 2016 Puzzler
Every month, we offer up an unlabeled satellite image for you to puzzle over. Your challenge is to use the comments section to tell us what part of the world we are looking at, what the image shows, and why the scene is interesting.
"24.10.2016 15:23:49" Timeline Photos Caspian Sea
Looking south to the horizon, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of most of the Caspian Sea and neighboring countries in inner Asia. Shorelines of water bodies are key features for astronauts trying
"23.10.2016 19:00:00" Making a Weather Forecast With GOES-R How will National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s GOES-R satellite help improve weather forecasting from 22,000 miles above Earth?
See more NOAA NASA SciJinks videos and other resources for kids (of all ages!) here:
"23.10.2016 15:25:54" earthobservatory.nasa.gov The Black Hills : Image of the Day The Black Hills
The Black Hills sprawl across South Dakota and Wyoming. They take their name from the Lakota phrase “Paha Sapa,” which describes the distant hills that emerge from the Earth.
On May 4, 2016, an astronaut aboard the International Space
"22.10.2016 15:02:46" Timeline Photos A Blaze of Yellow
Fall in northern Sweden is a brief but spectacular affair. For a few weeks in October, alpine forests in this remote part of Swedish Lapland turn blazing shades of yellow and orange.
The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8
"21.10.2016 18:39:00" Earth Expeditions: A Natural Cloud/Climate Laboratory Southern Africa produces almost a third of the world's vegetative burning, which sends smoke particles up into the atmosphere, where they can mix with stratocumulus clouds over the southeastern Atlantic Ocean. The #EarthExpedition Observations of Clouds
"21.10.2016 15:09:38" earthobservatory.nasa.gov A Second Massive Ice Avalanche in Tibet : Image of the Day A Second Massive Ice Avalanche in Tibet
In July 2016, a massive and mysterious avalanche sent glacial ice and rock spilling down a valley in the Aru Range of Tibet. Leading glaciologists were baffled by what might have caused the avalanche, which killed
"20.10.2016 23:16:27" jpl.nasa.gov The Life Cycle of a Flood Revealed A NASA analysis of a 2015 Texas flood is the first to document the full life cycle and impacts of a flood on both land and ocean. NASA SMAP Mission Records Texas Flood Effects on Land and Sea
Using data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite and other satellite instruments, a newly-published NASA study traced a 2015 Texas flood's chronology -- starting with rains
"20.10.2016 20:52:26" Earth Expeditions: Melting Greenland Glaciers Global sea level rise is one of the major environmental challenges of the 21st Century. #EarthExpedition Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) is paving the way for improved estimates of sea level rise by addressing the question: to what extent are the oceans
"20.10.2016 15:36:24" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Another Typhoon Hits the Philippines : Image of the Day Another Typhoon Hits the Philippines
Within the span of a week, powerful back-to-back typhoons pummeled the Philippines in October. First, Typhoon Sarika made landfall over Luzon on October 15, 2016. Then Typhoon Haima hit the island four days
"19.10.2016 16:07:44" Timeline Photos New Earth Observatory magazine with stories just for kids. Find out where all of Earth's fresh water is and try some fun #experiments! Download the first issue of NASA's newest kid's magazine, EO Kids, and Explore your #Earth.
"19.10.2016 15:00:43" Timeline Photos Hurricane Nicole's Cold Water Wake
When Hurricane Nicole blew across the Atlantic and over Bermuda in October 2016, the storm stirred up the ocean and left a distinctive pattern in its wake. Sea surface temperature data reveals Nicole's impact on the
"19.10.2016 01:18:54" media.giphy.com giphy.com September 2016 was Warmest on Record by Narrow Margin
September 2016 was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies
"18.10.2016 20:51:30" NASA IceBridge: Fit to Fly
"18.10.2016 18:58:12" nasa.gov Historical Records May Underestimate Sea Level Rise A new NASA/university study finds tide gauges, the longest, best-quality historical records of ocean water levels, may have underestimated 20th century global sea level rise. A new study using NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite data finds that tide gauges -- the longest and highest-quality records of historical ocean water levels -- may have underestimated the amount of global average sea level
"18.10.2016 17:55:00" NASA Operation IceBridge The OIB campaign kickoff feature is live! http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-launches-eighth-year-of-antarctic-ice-change-airborne-survey
"18.10.2016 15:19:53" Timeline Photos Oil Fields Along the Ob River
The Ob River runs a course through the middle of Russia's largest and most important gas and oil region. The West Siberian Basin, a vast region of tundra and taiga in north-central Russia, contributes about two-thirds of the
"17.10.2016 20:56:58" Timeline Photos Typhoon Sarika Over the Philippines
At 1:10 p.m. local time (05:10 Universal Time) on October 15, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Typhoon Sarika bearing down on the
"17.10.2016 15:50:37" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Hurricane Roundup: Matthew from Above : Earth Matters : Blogs Hurricane Roundup: Matthew from Above
After Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti, it blew through the Southeast. From above, NASA satellites, aircraft, and astronauts kept watch on the storm. The Earth Observatory published several images of the
"17.10.2016 15:02:50" Timeline Photos Santorini, Greece
The islands in this photograph (taken from the International Space Station) are arranged in an oval shape. They are all that remains of what was once a large, circular volcano.
The largest island in the ring is the tourist mecca of
"16.10.2016 14:44:59" Timeline Photos A Curious Ensemble of Wonderful Features
When John Wesley Powell explored the Colorado River in 1869, he made the first thorough survey of one of the last blank spots on the map. The expedition began in May at Green River, Wyoming, and ended three months
"15.10.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Amid today's multitude of Earth-observing satellites, one truism remains: No sensor can image the past. By working with international ground stations around the globe, the Landsat program has been able to add nearly 4 million historic images to its
"15.10.2016 15:00:00" eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov Hurricane Matthew's Aftermath in Haiti
A week after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, the death toll had climbed to 1,000 people, and United Nations agencies struggled to bring aid to devastated communities. The scope of the destruction on the Caribbean
"13.10.2016 22:00:00" Our #EarthExpedition Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) sees a glacier in retreat. This island at the mouth of Upernavik Glacier on the northwest coast of Greenland was photographed during the September 2016 OMG field campaign. Until 1950, this glacier had
"13.10.2016 19:32:20" Timeline Photos Rare Hurricane Hits Bermuda
Hurricane Nicole bore down on Bermuda on the morning of October 13, 2016. The storm broke records as it stirred up the Atlantic Ocean for more than a week, growing to a category-4 storm.
As it neared the island, Nicole became
"13.10.2016 19:11:15" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project 2016: Searching for Sea Ice : Notes from the Field : Blogs The annual Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project is enabling scientists to better understand the freshwater balance of the Arctic Ocean. Timed in late summer to coincide with the Arctic sea ice minimum, the campaign provides scientists with an opportunity to
"13.10.2016 15:42:07" Josh Willis With our primary mission to survey the continental shelf around Greenland complete, the OMG crew set out on one last mission to survey a major fjord system along the east coast. The weather was good and the view was spectacular. We collected 7 good #EarthExpedition Oceans Melting Greenland finished its primary mission for 2016 studying how the oceans are melting Greenland's ice from below.
"13.10.2016 15:03:57" Timeline Photos Mapping Storm Patterns Over Lake Victoria
With a surface area of nearly 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers), Lake Victoria is the biggest lake in Africa. It is also notoriously dangerous for more than 200,000 people from Uganda, Kenya, and
"12.10.2016 18:39:15" Timeline Photos A Porcupine Loses its Tongue
In late August 2016, a deep rift widened and an iceberg heaved away from the Porcupine Glacier in northern British Columbia. Glaciologist Mauri Pelto, who has been analyzing satellite imagery of glaciers since the 1980s,
"12.10.2016 16:24:07" Earth Expedition: OMG based in Iceland to survey Greenland's w... Last week, #EarthExpedition Oceans Melting Greenland team re-positioned to Iceland to finish their coastal survey of Greenland's waters. If you want to learn more about the mission, head over to OMG principal investigator Josh Willis' page:
"12.10.2016 01:31:27" nasa.gov NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for the response to the strong August earthquake in central Italy.
"10.10.2016 19:02:01" A Long Deployment, on Ice
"10.10.2016 15:43:45" Timeline Photos Hurricane Matthew Floods the Carolinas
Though its winds had weakened some, Hurricane Matthew delivered record amounts of rain to parts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. In many coastal areas, the storm dumped well over 12 inches (30
"08.10.2016 17:33:10" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Power Outages Plague Southeast : Natural Hazards Power Outages Plague Southeast
After grazing Florida and Georgia, Hurricane Matthew plowed into South Carolina southeast of McClellanville as a category 1 storm. Strong winds, falling trees, and storm surge flooding knocked out power in coastal areas of
"08.10.2016 17:28:25" NASA Goddard NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions' GPM core satellite captured Hurricane Matthew in 3-D as it made landfall on Haiti and as it traveled up to the Florida coast.
The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM flew directly over the storm
"08.10.2016 16:09:52" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Paw Paw Bends : Image of the Day Paw Paw Bends
For 297 kilometers (185 miles) from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal generally follows along the north bank of the Potomac River. Constructed over a span of 22 years starting in 1828, the
"07.10.2016 21:42:10" Timeline Photos Hurricane Matthew Soaks Haiti
On October 4, 2016, Matthew slammed into southwestern Haiti near Les Anglais as a category 4 hurricane. Over the next few days, the slow-moving storm dropped upwards of 800 millimeters (30 inches) across parts of the
"07.10.2016 18:48:23" Timeline Photos Hurricane Matthew Brushes Florida Coast
After devastating Haiti earlier this week, Hurricane Matthew has closed in on the Atlantic coast. On October 7, 2016, the storm's western eyewall brushed parts of Florida, the National Hurricane Center
"07.10.2016 17:01:31" Precipitation Measurement Missions We're talking about the science behind Hurricane Matthew using NASA satellite observations from space. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite saw tremendous amounts of rainfall throughout Haiti. GPM has now captured Matthew Join NASA scientists live for the latest look inside Hurricane Matthew.
"07.10.2016 16:59:08" www.nasa.gov NASA/NOAA Team Deploy Global Hawk to Track Hurricane Matthew NASA's Global Hawk aircraft was deployed to Florida from Armstrong Flight Research Center on Oct. 6 to monitor and take scientific measurements of Hurricane Matthew. NASA's Global Hawk aircraft is currently flying over Hurricane Matthew as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sensing Hazards Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) mission. Real-time data collected from the flight will be
"07.10.2016 11:27:25" NASA Goddard The most recent 3D view from space shows just how massive #HurricaneMatthew is...
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew over Hurricane Matthew several times as the storm headed toward Florida.
Three As #HurricaneMatthew marched toward Florida, NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission captured the storm's evolution.
On Thursday afternoon a satellite overpass observed the beginning of eyewall replacement, a phenomenon associated with the
"07.10.2016 00:03:12" Teamwork Makes for a Dream Team
"06.10.2016 23:01:55" Timeline Photos An Infrared Look at Hurricane Matthew from NASA's AIRS
Hurricane Matthew, currently an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, continues to bear down on the southeastern United States. At 11:23 a.m. PDT (2:23
"06.10.2016 22:30:00" Timeline Photos Tomorrow, NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions will host a Facebook LIVE on 'The Science of the Storm" concerning #HurricaneMatthew at 1 pm EDT / 10am PDT.
"06.10.2016 20:11:31" Earth Expeditions: OMG's Steve Dinardo G-III Tour Take a quick tour of the Oceans Melting Greenland's aircraft and probe drop system with project manager Steve Dinardo. It's all part of our #EarthExpedition addressing the question: To what extent are the oceans melting Greenland's ice from below?
"06.10.2016 18:59:15" media.giphy.com giphy.com Video: Hurricane Matthew Approaching the Florida Coast
This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Matthew as observed by NOAA's GOES-East, a geostationary weather satellite that monitors the eastern half of the continental United States and the Atlantic
"06.10.2016 18:51:31" Timeline Photos Hurricane Matthew en route to Florida
On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti and Cuba. The interaction with land, however, did not do much to weaken the storm. As of October 6, 2016, Matthew had strengthened and was expected to
"06.10.2016 16:24:31" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Ravenous Mites Devastate Puerto Rico's Palms : Image of the Day Ravenous Mites Devastate Puerto Rico's Palms
It all began with a single, pregnant mite. Within a few years, thousands of acres of bright green forests would yellow and wither.
From its home in the Eastern Hemisphere, the mite crossed the Atlantic Ocean
"05.10.2016 13:46:08" media.giphy.com giphy.com The Language of Science: Do's and Don'ts of Extreme Rainfall
In the United States, we say “it's raining cats and dogs” when we get a heavy downpour. In South Africa, it rains “women with clubs.” In Slovakia, a good soak means “tractors are
"05.10.2016 00:47:30" Timeline Photos Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti
On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on southwestern Haiti as a category-4 storm—the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nation in more than 50 years. Just hours after landfall, the Moderate Resolution Imaging
"04.10.2016 23:38:27" nasa.gov www.nasa.gov NASA Sees Hurricane Matthew over Haiti Tuesday Morning
On the morning of October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew passed over the island nation of Haiti. A Category 4 storm, it made landfall around 7 a.m. local time (5 a.m. PDT/8 a.m. EDT) with sustained winds
"04.10.2016 12:48:16" Bullseye! The Hunt for Open Arctic Water
"04.10.2016 11:27:34" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Phytoplankton Diversity in Disko Bay : Image of the Day Phytoplankton Diversity in Disko Bay
It's rare to have cloud-free conditions and a clear view of Greenland and its massive ice sheet. But that was the case on July 26, 2016, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua
"03.10.2016 15:56:47" Taking the Ocean's Temperature Around Greenland
"03.10.2016 14:01:00" Timeline Photos Set your alarms for a Facebook Live from Iceland today, where we will talk with Oceans Melting Greenland's scientists and pilots in the field. The OMG team is deploying temperature and salinity probes to survey coastal waters in order to better understand
"03.10.2016 10:55:49" Timeline Photos Grosser Aletschgletscher
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the highest mountain in the Swiss Alps and the center of western Eurasia's largest glaciated area. This is the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area. These
"02.10.2016 19:25:11" Timeline Photos We're hosting a Facebook Live tomorrow with #EarthExpedition Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) scientists Josh Willis and Ian Fenty and our NASA pilots. They will discuss the OMG mission and answer questions, which you may ask in the comments below.
"02.10.2016 14:58:57" Timeline Photos A Trio of Plumes in the South Sandwich Islands
On September 29, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this false-color image (MODIS bands 7-2-1) showing volcanic activity in the South Sandwich
"01.10.2016 11:51:00" Timeline Photos Some Tea With Your River, Sir?
Remote Rupert Bay in northern Quebec is a place where the majesty and dynamism of fluid dynamics is regularly on display. With several rivers pouring into this nook of James Bay, the collision of river and sea water
"30.09.2016 21:09:47" Fly along with Josh Willis, the principal investigator of NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) campaign, as researchers drop scientific probes from aircraft into the water off the coast of Greenland. The goal is to document how seawater is melting the
"30.09.2016 17:47:36" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Nairobi Swells with Urban Growth : Image of the Day Nairobi Swells with Urban Growth
As nations develop their economies, younger generations are drawn from rural areas into cities. Urban growth rates in recent years have been particularly pronounced in lower and middle-income countries. Africa depicts
"29.09.2016 21:10:37" nasa.gov NASA's Next Ocean Monitoring Spacecraft to be Built at Goddard The spacecraft for a new satellite mission designed to monitor microscopic ocean life and its outsized impact on Earth's climate will be built at Goddard.
"29.09.2016 20:20:46" OMG: We've Returned to Greenland!
"29.09.2016 18:01:11" Timeline Photos Julia: A Drenching, Perplexing Tropical Storm
Tropical Storm Julia made headlines in September 2016, but not in the usual way. It wasn't a particularly strong or destructive storm, although it brought heavy rainfall to coastal areas of the eastern United
"29.09.2016 14:17:33" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Unseasonal Flooding in Iowa : Image of the Day Unseasonal Flooding in Iowa
A series of heavy rainstorms has brought unseasonal flooding to parts of the U.S. Midwest. According to the National Weather Service, many areas in northern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin received anywhere
"28.09.2016 14:26:59" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Typhoon Megi Passes Taiwan : Image of the Day Typhoon Megi Passes Taiwan
Typhoon Megi is the most recent in a string of storms that have battered Taiwan this year. The category 4 storm left more than 2.9 million Taiwanese without power to their homes and businesses, the Associated Press reported. In
"27.09.2016 20:51:07" youtube.com Jason-3 live briefing At 16:00 (CEST) on 19 September 2016, representatives of all of the Jason-3 programme partners – EUMETSAT, the French Space Agency (CNES), the US's National ... Jason-3 Update
The Jason-3 ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from Vandenberg AFB on January 17 this year.
After months of carefully checking its instruments and the quality of the data it is sending back to Earth, Jason-3 is now being readied to
"27.09.2016 16:39:48" Taking the Pulse of the Reef: “It's Algalicious”
"27.09.2016 13:32:15" Timeline Photos The 'Land of Giants'
If ever there were a place that makes a human feel ant-sized, it is Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Roughly one-third of the world's naturally occurring sequoias grow in 75 groves in these adjacent parks, according to the
"26.09.2016 18:16:39" Earth Expeditions: Perfect timing for CORAL #EarthExpedition CORAL project scientist Michelle Gierach reviews a successful day of operations at Heron Island, Australia. As the in-water calibration-validation teams set out to collect data on the reef, the Gulfstream IV aircraft, outfitted with the
"26.09.2016 13:26:15" Timeline Photos Living in a Desert Basin
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station looked west from more than 700 kilometers (400 miles) away and focused an 800 mm lens on the shorelines of Utah Lake and other water bodies in Utah. Shorelines are easy to see
"25.09.2016 19:00:00" nasa.gov Renowned Scientist Tells Story of Earth's Changing Climate at Lecture Renowned Scientist Dr. Warren Washington Visited NASA Langley to Give Lecture on Climate Change What has Warren Washington learned in 50 years of climate modeling? “If we don't do anything about climate change, in terms of cutting back, this is what we'll end up with — having a much warmer planet, especially on land and much more in the Arctic
"25.09.2016 17:00:00" Timeline Photos Doing science sometimes pushes you outside your comfort zone. Read the latest Note from our CORAL #EarthExpedition as they continue to study Australia's Great Barrier Reef:
"25.09.2016 14:23:16" earthobservatory.nasa.gov A Desert Landscape Scarred by Fire : Image of the Day A Desert Landscape Scarred by Fire
The Gibson Desert in Western Australia is a vast, desolate, and beautiful place. Aside from patchy tufts of desert grass and the occasional shrub or tree, the fire-prone landscape is mainly one of undulating red dunes,
"25.09.2016 12:14:21" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Smoke and Fires in Central Russia : Image of the Day Smoke and Fires in Central Russia
In mid-September 2016, wildfires continued to burn in Siberia amid what has been an active fire season for the region.
The first (natural-color) image, acquired on September 18, 2016, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging
"24.09.2016 21:30:00" Timeline Photos For 15 years, data techniques pioneered by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been revolutionizing biomedical research. JPL and the National Cancer Institute renewed a research partnership through 2021, extending the development
"24.09.2016 20:15:00" Earth Expeditions: GPS in the water with CORAL GPS is an important part of #EarthExpedition CORAL's mapping of reefs. The mission is currently in Australia, both flying and diving above the Great Barrier Reef. Check out our latest Note which goes in-depth beneath the waves with the CORAL dive team:
"23.09.2016 19:20:43" Coral Reef Close-up: CORAL Goes Down Under Down Under
"23.09.2016 18:25:03" nasa.gov NASA-Funded Scientific Ballooners Wrap Up Fourth and Final Campaign The scientists of the BARREL team sent their last balloon soaring toward the stratosphere over Sweden on Aug. 30, 2016, capping off four years of launches to study how electrons 'rain' into Earth's atmosphere near the North and South poles.
"22.09.2016 23:00:02" Earth Expeditions: CORAL at the Great Barrier Reef #EarthExpedition COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) is designed to transform our understanding of Earth's valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs. CORAL is in Australia for a two-month investigation of the Great Barrier Reef, the world's
"22.09.2016 20:33:02" Timeline Photos Puerto Rico Goes Dark
Late on September 21, 2016, a fire at a power plant substation in southern Puerto Rico triggered a cascade of problems across the island's aging electrical grid. The event knocked out power to nearly 1.5 million customers.
"22.09.2016 14:08:28" First Day of Fall 2016 First Day of Fall 2016
One of the most frequently misunderstood concepts in science is the reason for Earth's seasons. As we experience the September equinox today we thought we'd offer a space-based view of what's going on.
Around 6 a.m. local time
"21.09.2016 19:58:57" Timeline Photos Our Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) scientist Steve Dollar from the University of Hawaii takes photos of the reef floor in the Great Barrier Reef as part of this NASA research project now in Australia. The image will be used to characterize the
"21.09.2016 19:04:08" NASA GLOBE Observer Thank you #citizenscience observers from around the world! We love your photos so keep them coming!
"21.09.2016 16:21:37" Timeline Photos September Puzzler
Our September puzzler is out! Your challenge is to use the comments section to tell us what part of the world we are looking at, when the image was acquired, what the image shows, and why the scene is interesting. Can you explain why
"21.09.2016 16:12:58" Soberanes Still Burns Soberanes Still Burns
In late July 2016, an illegal campfire gave rise to the Soberanes fire that grew near the California coast between Monterey and Big Sur. The wildfire continued burning in the Los Padres National Forest through August. As of late
"21.09.2016 00:22:57" International Space Station The moon, city lights and thunderstorms illuminate these nighttime views of Earth. A view like no other.
"20.09.2016 21:24:49" Timeline Photos Have a spare moment? Check out the blog written by the scientists and pilots based in Namibia for the ORACLES mission. A team of 100-plus scientists from NASA and universities traveled to the country's west coast to study the interactions of clouds,
"20.09.2016 21:19:12" Timeline Photos Polar sea ice grows and shrinks dramatically each year, driven by seasonal cycles. Habitat for wildlife and harbinger of changing climate, sea ice offers scientists important clues about the state of our planet.
Our newly updated fact sheet, "Sea Ice,"
"20.09.2016 15:47:01" How Cities and Suburbs Affect Chesapeake Bay
"19.09.2016 17:20:21" No Worries as NASA's CORAL has a Very G' Day
"19.09.2016 14:32:46" Timeline Photos Water Swirls, Gulf of St. Lawrence
Orbiting above eastern North America, a crew member on the International Space Station photographed a dense pattern of eddies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Caught briefly in the Sun's “glint point,” reflections off the
"17.09.2016 21:00:00" La Nina Unlikely in the Months Ahead, According to NASA Model Not too hot, not too cold – instead, water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean should be just around normal for the rest of 2016, according to forecasts from NASA Goddard's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, or GMAO.
With these neutral
"17.09.2016 14:45:37" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Greenland's Lesser-Known Glaciers
Scientists and crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge, which makes annual aerial surveys of polar ice, have just concluded another series of science flights over the Arctic. The late-summer flights follow a previous series
"16.09.2016 18:42:22" Timeline Photos Study: Typhoons in the Northwestern Pacific are Getting Stronger
While I was interviewing University of North Carolina climate scientist Wei Mei about his new research that shows a significant increase in the intensity of land-falling typhoons in the
"16.09.2016 15:39:25" A World Without The Montreal Protocol The World We Avoided by Protecting the Ozone Layer
Today, September 16, is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer--the anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol, a landmark piece of legislation that began phasing out the
"15.09.2016 20:35:56" Arctic Sea Ice 2016 The sea ice cover of the Arctic Ocean last week reached its smallest extent in nearly 40 years of satellite measurements.
"15.09.2016 17:11:00" Timeline Photos On September 10, Arctic sea ice melted to its second smallest extent in nearly 40 years of satellite observations, according to NASA scientists.
This summer's melt season continued the long-term decline of the ice cover that has become one of the most
"15.09.2016 14:01:48" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Siberian River Has Turned Red Before, Satellites Show
Photographs from Noril'sk flooded the internet in September 2016, showing a scarlet-hued Daldykan River. Headlines proclaimed: “Russian river mysteriously turns blood red.”
Yet, such color changes
"14.09.2016 22:36:25" Meet NASA's Coral Reef Hyperspectral Heroes
"14.09.2016 18:02:50" NASA GLOBE Observer Jessica Taylor, #cloud scientist and education specialist at NASA Langley Research Center describes why scientists are interested in clouds and how people -- just like you -- can help further cloud science.
Download the #NASAGO #app and start taking some Help NASA better understand clouds by collecting data with the GLOBE Observer app: http://observer.globe.gov
"14.09.2016 16:38:44" Josh Willis OMG PI and most of the crew here on the runway in Greenland. We landed safe and collected our first 5 ocean profiles today. Only 245 to go! Our #EarthExpedition Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) has begun work on the next stage of their field campaign -- dropping temperature and salinity probes from an aircraft into the seas surrounding Greenland.
For a first-hand look at OMG, follow principal
"14.09.2016 12:55:59" Timeline Photos Super Typhoon Meranti
Super Typhoon Meranti neared Taiwan on September 13, 2016. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image the same day. At the time, Meranti was a category 5
"14.09.2016 01:00:09" FACEBOOK LIVE: Q&A With NASA Scientists Studying the Great Bar... LIVE: NASA scientist Michelle Gierach and engineer Ernesto Diaz take your questions about the CORAL mission, our latest #EarthExpedition, in Cairns, Australia, the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. CORAL will provide the most extensive picture yet of the
"13.09.2016 23:47:29" nasa.gov NASA Begins Study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef A NASA airborne mission designed to transform our understanding of Earth's ecologically sensitive coral reefs has arrived in Australia to investigate the Great Barrier Reef. Our airborne #EarthExpedition is designed to transform our understanding of Earth's valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs. The CORAL team is in Australia for a two-month investigation of the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef
"13.09.2016 18:40:29" NASA's CORAL Mission Journeys to Oz
"13.09.2016 16:28:11" Timeline Photos FACEBOOK LIVE: Sometimes we have to go to beautiful places to do important science – like Cairns, Australia, Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
NASA scientist Michelle Gierach and engineer Ernesto Diaz will be talking about the CORAL mission, our latest
"13.09.2016 12:43:27" Timeline Photos Parched New England
Though it is not yet as bad as the drought that struck New England in 1965, meteorologists are calling the current drought in the Northeast the worst dry spell in more than a decade. For much of the summer of 2016, a high-pressure
"12.09.2016 23:27:18" Solo Science Flying at 65,000 Feet
"12.09.2016 23:04:52" media.giphy.com giphy.com Visualizing the Warmest August in 136 Years
August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).
"12.09.2016 22:30:11" We're talking about GLOBE Observer, a new smartphone app that allows you to make environmental observations that complement NASA satellite observations. Your GLOBE Observer data will help scientists studying Earth and the global environment.
"12.09.2016 21:22:17" Notes from the Field: Shades of Blue
"12.09.2016 16:40:22" Earth Expeditions: AERONET tracks aerosols While the #EarthExpedition ORACLES planes are flying in the air, the Aerosol Robotic Network, or AERONET, instruments keep watch on aerosols from the ground. NASA's Brent Holben journeys to the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre to check out the sun
"12.09.2016 14:00:02" Timeline Photos Central Madrid
With the most powerful lens available on the International Space Station, an astronaut took this photograph of Madrid, Spain's capital. Home to 6.5 million people, Madrid is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and
"12.09.2016 12:48:32" Timeline Photos Join us this evening at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT for a Facebook Live Q&A on GLOBE Observer with NASA Langley Research Center education outreach coordinator Sarah McCrea and NASA Langley physical scientist Jessica Taylor. GLOBE Observer is a new
"11.09.2016 19:00:00" climate.nasa.gov Big coastal cities sink faster than seas rise As sea levels rise, an accompanying threat is often overlooked: rapidly sinking coastal cities. While the threat of rising seas is well established, a phenomenon that is, in a sense, its opposite receives far fewer headlines: large coastal cities sinking faster than oceans can rise.
"11.09.2016 17:43:44" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration On this 15th anniversary of September 11, we remember and will never forget those lost. Here's a look at a rebuilt New York City, seen from the International Space Station. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2cQvcAI
"11.09.2016 15:23:29" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Centuries ago, a vast tidewater glacier covered all of Glacier Bay. By 1750, that ice began to retreat. Over the past 260 years it has withdrawn nearly 60 miles to the head of the bay.
Thousands of glaciers—more than
"10.09.2016 19:00:43" Timeline Photos NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter will peer deep into that planet's atmosphere. How do conditions there compare to those on Earth? Check out our full infographic: http://go.nasa.gov/2ce75MH
"10.09.2016 16:16:37" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Flooding of the Ganges
The monsoon rains that typically pour down on India starting in June are generally welcomed by farmers. But for people who live in or near river floodplains, the monsoon can be deadly. Through August 2016, monsoon-fueled floods
"09.09.2016 20:19:48" Into Africa Seeking the Desert Sun
"09.09.2016 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Lava Flow on Volcán de Fuego
On September 7, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this image of lava spilling down the slopes of Guatemala's Volcán de Fuego, one of Central America's most active volcanoes.
According to reporting
"09.09.2016 16:30:00" earthdata.nasa.gov earthdata.nasa.gov Have you seen NASA Earthdata's WorldView? https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/ You can view the entire Earth every day from NASA's constellation of satellites.
In addition, WorldView now features natural events from the Earth Observatory Natural Event
"09.09.2016 14:42:01" Earth Expeditions: Up in the air with ORACLES Catch up with #EarthExpedition ORACLES (Observations of Clouds above Aerosols and their Interactions) as we fly with the science team over the southeastern Atlantic Ocean in the P-3 Orion.
For more detail on what's going on during a science flight, read
"09.09.2016 14:03:05" Timeline Photos The Evolution of Hurricane Hermine
It is common for Atlantic hurricanes to transition into a completely different class of storm—an extratropical cyclone—as they push north. What is less common is for them to do what Hermine did—linger for several days
"08.09.2016 14:51:51" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Crack Advances Across Antarctic Ice Shelf
In August 2016, the return of sunlight on the Antarctic Peninsula meant that the landscape became visible again in natural-color satellite imagery. That's when scientists saw something interesting: a rift along
"08.09.2016 00:27:31" Earth Expeditions: 360° video inside ORACLES P-3 Orion aircraft Take a 360° tour of the interior of NASA's P-3 Orion aircraft flying off the coast of western Africa as part of the #EarthExpedition ORACLES.
The Observations of Clouds above Aerosols and their Interactions (ORACLES) study is investigating how smoke
"07.09.2016 20:58:41" A Strange Thing Happened in the Stratosphere What would cause a wind pattern that held for at least 60 years to suddenly change?
NASA scientists are working to understand the recent quirky behavior of winds in Earth's
"07.09.2016 15:59:41" On the 'Positively Radiant' Research Flight
"07.09.2016 15:57:56" Massive and Mysterious Ice Fall in Tibet Massive and Mysterious Ice Fall in Tibet
On July 17, 2016, a huge stream of ice and rock tumbled down a narrow valley in the Aru Range of Tibet. When the ice stopped moving, it had spread a 30-meter-thick pile of debris across 10 square kilometers. Nine
"07.09.2016 13:39:13" Timeline Photos It was Student Day at the IUCN World Conservation Congress yesterday in Hawaii. Hundreds of local high schoolers attended and over 200 teachers and students came to our Hyperwall talk with Allison Leidner. Want to learn more about how NASA Earth
"06.09.2016 23:00:00" Timeline Photos Scientist Mike Tosca of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is blogging from #EarthExpedition ORACLES currently in Africa. Read his first post, Studying African Fires from the Skies, on the Notes from the Field blog:
"06.09.2016 22:00:00" Timeline Photos Tropical Storm Newton
At 11:45 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on September 5, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Newton, located about 440 kilometers (235 miles)
"06.09.2016 19:54:14" Timeline Photos With NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter in orbit around the gas giant, discoveries there could tell us more about our home planet, Earth. For instance, where did all this water come from? Check out our infographic on how Jupiter and Earth compare:
"06.09.2016 15:42:25" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation and Drought in Africa
Though heavy seasonal rains soak Central Africa each year, the north and south ends of the continent are pretty dry. People living on the edges between—such as the Sahel—never know which way their
"05.09.2016 20:56:55" Earth Expeditions: ORACLES travels to Africa Fires, Clouds and Climate
Southern Africa produces almost a third of the world's vegetative burning, which sends smoke particles up into the atmosphere, where they eventually mix with stratocumulus clouds over the southeastern Atlantic Ocean. The
"05.09.2016 18:30:00" globe.gov GLOBE Observer Home - GLOBE.gov Welcome to GLOBE Observer, an international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment. Your observations help scientists track changes in clouds, water, plants, and other life in support of climate research. Scientists also use your If you have ever looked into the sky and noticed the clouds, we want you! Join a new NASA citizen science project called GLOBE Observer, and make cloud observations that can help scientists verify and validate satellite data. Visit
"05.09.2016 18:00:00" Earth Expeditions: Postcard #4 from ATom The final video postcard from our #EarthExpedition ATom has arrived. ATom scientists have been flying over the world oceans in our airborne science laboratory surveying the atmosphere for the past month.
The ATom scientists are also blogging -- read
"05.09.2016 16:45:12" Timeline Photos Southern Greenland
Looking northeast around local noon, a crew member on the International Space Station (ISS) photographed this panorama of the southern tip of Greenland. It is a challenging place for astronauts to photograph because it lies 920
"04.09.2016 20:00:02" Timeline Photos Chasing the Elusive Surface Salinity Profile
Kyla Drushka from University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) received a National Science Foundation grant to participate in the Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS-2). It
"04.09.2016 19:00:03" portals.iucn.org portals.iucn.org Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii we're teaching this 'conservation campus' class: “From Earth Observation to Earth Action: Satellite Applications for Biodiversity Conservation.” https://portals.iucn.org/congress/session/9634
"04.09.2016 18:00:00" Introducing the GLOBE Observer app Do Science in the Palm of Your Hand
GLOBE Observer invites you to make environmental observations that complement NASA satellite observations to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment. Version 1.1 includes GLOBE Clouds, which allows
"04.09.2016 14:27:26" Timeline Photos Canadian Waters Teem with Phytoplankton
In late August 2016, the waters off British Columbia, Canada, turned green. “Certainly unusual,” was how Jim Gower of Fisheries and Oceans Canada described it. “Unprecedented, in the sense that none of us have seen
"04.09.2016 00:31:31" youtube.com 12331 NASA Remote Sensing Watch conservationist Jane Goodall and NASA Earth scientists talking about how satellite observations of Earth from space are supporting chimpanzee conservation. Yesterday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. youtu.be/dGJxa5RPXmU
"03.09.2016 16:33:12" Timeline Photos Bay of the Partly Drowned Hills
Islands spatter Clew Bay like the spots on a cow. These islands in western Ireland date back 20,000 years, to a time when much of Ireland was covered by an ice sheet.
Drumlins are elongated, teardrop-shaped hills of rock,
"02.09.2016 21:07:33" NASA Operation IceBridge Check out this dizzying video from Saturday's flight over a heavily crevassed portion of the Rink Glacier in western Greenland. IceBridge always flies with a high-resolution camera on board, pointing straight down and taking overlapping images during the
"02.09.2016 19:30:01" Timeline Photos NASA is talking with Dr. Jane Goodall (center) today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The #IUCNcongress brings together champions of wildlife from all over the world to discuss and create solutions for challenges with biodiversity and
"02.09.2016 16:57:24" On the Hunt for the Perfect Science Flight
"02.09.2016 16:35:53" NASA GLOBE Observer Join our global community as a #citizenscientist.
Learn more about #NASAGO: http://observer.globe.gov/
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"02.09.2016 15:30:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Oil Fires in Iraq
For the past few months, a smoke plume has shifted with the winds over northern Iraq. In recent years, periodic oil fires have cast a dark pall over this arid landscape. They are one consequence of ongoing war in the region.
"02.09.2016 15:10:23" NASA Goddard It's been a busy week for hurricanes. NASA satellites look at these storms like never before. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) viewed #Hermine as it intensified in the Gulf of Mexico midweek.
Learn more: nasa.gov/hurricanes NASA is studying the fundamental forces that cause hurricanes such as Hermine to rapidly intensify.
"02.09.2016 14:51:49" Timeline Photos Go behind the scenes in Namibia as NASA scientists plan flights over the southern Atlantic in pursuit of climate clues hidden in clouds and smoke. http://go.nasa.gov/2cjwzVl
And join us later today on Twitter @NASAEarth for a live chat with these
"02.09.2016 12:52:40" NASA Operation IceBridge Wow, check out these two shots of glaciers sweeping dramatically downhill as they pour into the sea. Both were taken during today's Southwest Coastal A flight. The first is the tidewater terminus of a glacier (name unknown) in the far southwest of Another #EarthExpedition in the field right now.
"01.09.2016 23:00:00" Earth Expeditions: Postcard #3 from ATom The third video postcard has arrived from #EarthExpedition ATom! The team has been analyzing atmospheric chemistry, and in this video, they discuss both the ozone hole near Antarctica and high levels of smoke pollution traveling westward from fires in
"01.09.2016 19:49:07" “One of the Best of My Career”
"01.09.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos A Polynya Seldom Seen
In 1974, something strange occurred in the Southern Ocean. A large patch of open water formed amid the sea ice that rings Antarctica. The Weddell polynya, covering an area about the size of Oregon, opened up again each austral
"01.09.2016 15:30:28" Shrinking Aral Sea, 2000-2016 Shrinking Aral Sea, 2000-2016
In the 1960s, the Soviet Union undertook a major water diversion project on the arid plains of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The region's two major rivers, fed by snowmelt and precipitation in faraway mountains,
"31.08.2016 21:30:00" Earth Expeditions: Coming in September Learn what's ahead for #EarthExpeditions in September as we continue our world tour of science. Because, your planet is changing, and we're on it, from land, sea and air. Read more about what's coming in our Note:
"31.08.2016 17:07:53" In Namibia: Between Dune and Sky
"31.08.2016 13:04:16" Cloud Challenge Cloud Challenge NASA invites you to participate in gathering observations of clouds as part of a two-week campaign to help all of us better understand our changing home planet. From August 31 to September 14, you can meet this challenge by downloading and using the GLOBE Take the Challenge! Starts today.
"31.08.2016 13:03:13" NASA GLOBE Observer Doing science on the GO with NASA GLOBE Observer.
Go here: http://www.globe.gov/web/globe-observer for the official page.
"31.08.2016 13:03:13" NASA GLOBE Observer Doing science on the GO with NASA GLOBE Observer.
Go here: http://www.globe.gov/web/globe-observer for the official page.
"30.08.2016 23:38:19" Timeline Photos Hurricanes Madeline and Lester
The island of Hawaii rarely takes a direct hit from a hurricane. This week, two Pacific storms are lining up to change that.
This natural-color image is a composite built from two overpasses by the Visible Infrared Imaging
"30.08.2016 20:55:03" Our Big Finish: Africa, Australia, Greenland
"30.08.2016 18:00:08" Using NASA Data and Technology to Study Wildfire Behavior and ... Join us NOW for a Q&A with scientists Natasha Stavros from NASA and Zach Tane with the U.S. Forest Service. They'll discuss ways NASA data and technology are helping the Forest Service understand wildfire behavior and improve wildfire recovery. Have
"30.08.2016 16:30:00" Timeline Photos Don't forget our Facebook Live TODAY: Scientists from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Forest Service will be taking your questions about using NASA data and technology to understand wildfire behavior and improve wildfire
"30.08.2016 16:11:05" c1.staticflickr.com c1.staticflickr.com https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8024/28717526174_3510f61634_o.gif NASA Launches New Citizen Science Opportunity
Want to be a citizen Earth scientist? All you need to contribute to NASA's studies of our home planet is a smartphone, access to the outdoors, and the new “GLOBE Observer” app.
Now available for Apple and
"30.08.2016 14:27:24" Timeline Photos Tenerife, Canary Islands
Detailed imagery can reveal components of the volcanism that helped shape Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands. But the wide view paints a more robust picture. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired
"29.08.2016 22:30:00" Earth Expeditions: Finding pockets of pollution with ATom Flying into "clean" air during #EarthExpedition ATom mission, Jack Dibbs of the University of New Hampshire explains what he expects to find on his aerosol filters as they travel to the remotest parts of the atmosphere.
The ATom mission aboard NASA's
"29.08.2016 21:23:25" Timeline Photos August Puzzler
Every month we offer up a puzzling image of somewhere on Earth. Your challenge is to use the comments section to tell us what part of the world we are looking at, when the image was acquired, what the image shows, and why the scene is
"29.08.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos A Tale of Fire and Water: A NASA Scientist's Quest to Understand the Rain in Africa
Charles Ichoku wants to understand whether fires in sub-Saharan Africa are changing the timing and duration of rains. The viability of Lake Chad may depend on what his
"29.08.2016 16:38:15" Timeline Photos Join us tomorrow for a Q&A with scientists from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Forest Service. They'll discuss ways we're collaborating and how NASA data and technology are helping the Forest Service understand wildfire
"29.08.2016 15:28:46" Timeline Photos Manila, Philippines
While orbiting over the South China Sea, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this oblique photograph of the blocky red and gray urban pattern of Manila and surrounding cities. Manila is sandwiched between
"28.08.2016 21:00:00" Earth Expedtions: Bubbling lakes in Alaska Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles, in a steady stream. Many lakes in the boreal regions of Alaska are emitting methane, the product of decomposing organic matter left over from the Ice Age. Thawing permafrost has caused areas of land to slump and fill up
"28.08.2016 19:00:00" Arctic Sea Ice from March to August 2016 ICYMI: Every summer the Arctic ice cap melts down to what scientists call its "minimum" before colder weather begins to cause ice cover to increase. The first six months of 2016 have been the warmest first half of any year in our recorded history of
"28.08.2016 14:34:52" Timeline Photos Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
At the northern tip of Wisconsin, where the land reaches into the cold deep of Lake Superior, a light shines in the darkness. Actually, there are a bunch of lights.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore includes 21
"27.08.2016 23:50:50" Timeline Photos Badlands National Park
Ancient clams, 35-million-year-old rhinoceros-like creatures, and a thick coat of volcanic ash—all of these are baked into the layer cake of stone at Badlands National Park. Over epochs, deposition and erosion have carved sharp
"27.08.2016 21:30:00" Earth Expeditions: ATom measures greenhouse gases Our ATom #EarthExpedition is flying over the world's ocean on the hunt for greenhouse gases. To measure the background atmosphere you need a sensitive instrument. Róisín Commane of Harvard University mission explains how her instrument uses lasers to
"27.08.2016 19:00:00" Meet GOES-R National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s GOES-R satellite arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this week to be prepared for launch later this year.
GOES-R will be the first satellite in a series of next-generation NOAA Geostationary
"27.08.2016 15:47:26" The GLOBE Program "It all started with GLOBE ..." Watch these students from all around the world work together in the Rocky Mountain National Park while speaking "the common language of #science." P.S. Happy 100th Anniversary to the National Park Service! Today's the Wonderful NASA-sponsored global science program for students and citizen scientists of all ages. Learn more at: http://www.globe.gov/
"26.08.2016 21:18:37" Timeline Photos Smoke Over South America
Large numbers of fires were burning in Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil when the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this image on August 25, 2016. This natural-color
"26.08.2016 19:00:00" Earth Expeditions: ATom looks at ozone Our #EarthExpedition ATom is currently flying around the world sampling atmospheric gases. Learn from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research scientist Tom Ryerson as he explains how levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and ozone (O3)
"26.08.2016 17:29:04" U.S. Department of the Interior NASA astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins are live from the International Space Station talking with Secretary Jewell about all things national parks to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Ever wonder what a national park looks Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with NASA astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins, who are talking live from the International Space Station with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about all things national parks.
Ever wonder what
"26.08.2016 12:44:24" National Parks Mesa Verde National Park
When Spanish explorers first reached southwestern Colorado and observed a broad sloping mountain with a nearly flat top, they called the feature mesa verde—“green table” in Spanish. The name stuck, though it now creates
"25.08.2016 23:58:15" Timeline Photos NASA's MISR instrument views America's National Parks in 3-D. #NPS100 See more: go.nasa.gov/2bspIcg
"25.08.2016 19:10:25" Earth Expeditions: Snakes on the ATom plane Snakes on a NASA plane! No, not that kind of snake. Donald Blake from the University of California Irvine with the #EarthExpedition ATom mission explains why "snakes" are part of the Whole Air Sampler from behind the scenes on the DC-8 aircraft.
"25.08.2016 14:24:03" August 26, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the @[59420116388:274:National Park Service]. We are celebrating this milestone with a gallery of images. You can view more stories and other images on the Earth Observatory National Parks August 26, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. We are celebrating this milestone with a gallery of images. You can view more stories and other images on the Earth Observatory
"25.08.2016 12:47:38" National Parks Cape Hatteras National Seashore
On most summer days, a trip to North Carolina's Outer Banks means a peaceful day at the beach soaking up the sun and playing in the waves. But there is evidence all around that this beach is not always so serene. The very
"24.08.2016 23:10:41" Earth Expeditions: Epidode 5 - ABoVE, ATom & ACT-America NASA's Earth Expeditions is scaling heights and diving deep for new important insights about our planet. From underground in Alaska, to in the air above the eastern United States and we're even circling the remotest parts of the global atmosphere. Episode
"24.08.2016 16:55:24" nasa.gov NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction. Our newest #EarthExpedition, Observations of Aerosols Above Clouds and their Interactions (ORACLES), is headed to Africa!
"24.08.2016 12:53:04" Timeline Photos Capulin Volcano National Monument
Capulin Volcano National Monument has watched over the surrounding plains for millennia. It has stood like a sentinel over the West's cattle boom and the trains headed for the Mexican-American war.
Nestled in the
"23.08.2016 21:26:16" Flooding on the Ganges River
In August 2016, heavy monsoon rains pushed the Ganges and other rivers in eastern and central India to the breaking point.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this
"23.08.2016 18:54:43" Mapping Methane in a Bubbling Arctic Lake
"23.08.2016 14:37:29" Photos from NASA Earth's post Scientists studying the liquid water contained in the Greenland Ice Sheet had a successful 2016 field season! Read about their accomplishments and see some spectacular images from the field. http://go.nasa.gov/2beip6f
"23.08.2016 13:51:17" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Increased Fire Comes with Increased Health Risks
Wildfires pose a direct threat to human life and property in the western United States. According to a new study, they are likely to have a more insidious, indirect effect in the future.
As the world
"22.08.2016 18:38:34" Timeline Photos Living on the Edge of the Taklimakan Desert
Orbiting over the deserts of Asia, a crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a 400 millimeter lens to capture an unusual mix of desert dunes and dense populations. A major cordon of dunes
"21.08.2016 18:40:24" NASA Measuring Sea Ice at the Peak of Melt The Arctic sea ice pack is nearing its annual minimum extent, which is projected to be one of the lowest since satellite observations began.
Using satellite data and airborne observations, NASA researchers are monitoring the ever-changing ice, and gaining
"19.08.2016 14:30:40" The shrinking polar ice cap has become one of the most visible signs of a changing climate, record-breaking temperatures in the first half of 2016 primed the Arctic for another summer of low sea ice cover. Join NASA Goddard scientist Walt Meier for a
"19.08.2016 13:15:57" Timeline Photos Planning to follow NASA Goddard scientist Walt Meier's Facebook Live Q&A today about rising global temperatures and declining Arctic sea ice?
If so, there is some useful background info about sea ice
"19.08.2016 13:04:48" Timeline Photos A Nearly Ice-Free Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage is a famed high-latitude sea route in the Arctic. The route meanders through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, connecting the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. For most of the year, its waters are
"19.08.2016 12:23:31" Join a NASA Q&A on Declining Arctic Sea Ice Join NASA Goddard scientist Walt Meier for a Facebook Live Q&A on rising global temperatures and declining Arctic sea ice, today at 10:30 am ET, 7:30 am PT, 2:30 pm UTC.
Add your questions to the comments section now!
"19.08.2016 10:08:52" Timeline Photos Sediment Pours into Lake Pontchartrain
Days of intense rainfall in August 2016 led to widespread flooding in southern Louisiana. Rivers swelled high above their banks, and many crested at record-high levels.
When the Moderate Resolution Imaging
"19.08.2016 09:55:30" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Blue Cut Fire at Night : Image of the Day Landsat 8 captured a view in the dark with its Thermal Infrared Sensor. Blue Cut Fire at Night
California's Blue Cut fire has burned homes, caused power outages, and prompted more than 82,000 evacuations in San Bernardino County. The extent of the damage, however, remains unclear. Firefighters have been focused on
"18.08.2016 20:42:33" Timeline Photos Join us Friday at 10:30am ET/ 7:30am PT for a Facebook Live Q&A with Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center about the continuing decline in Arctic sea ice and the status of this summer's melt season.
The extent of Arctic sea
"18.08.2016 14:55:40" Timeline Photos Fires Char Madeira
NASA satellites began to detect large numbers of fires on the Portuguese island of Madeira on August 8, 2016. In the following days, the fires spread rapidly and the amount of smoke increased dramatically. By August 12, the fires were
"18.08.2016 14:35:36" youtube.com Meteors Encountering Earth's Atmosphere: A View From the International Space Station This video was acquired August 10, 2016, with a high-resolution video camera onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Within the span of about 10 secon... Perseids or Sporadic Meteors? Maybe Both
On August 13, 2016, we published an image and video showing meteors streaking across the night sky. The perspective is a new one. Instead of looking up from the ground, the camera recorded the action from the
"18.08.2016 01:15:26" Timeline Photos The MISR instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Blue Cut Fire in California with its forward-viewing camera, which covers an area about 257 miles wide. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is the large gray area on the coast in the
"17.08.2016 22:05:51" Earth Expeditions: Postcard #2 from ATom Another video postcard has arrived from #EarthExpedition ATom! The team has been analyzing atmospheric chemistry and its journey has taken the DC-8 along the equator, to American Samoa, to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Read more about ATom's journey
"17.08.2016 21:27:35" nasa.gov NASA Sees Sixth Tropical Cyclone Form in Atlantic Tropical Depression 6 developed in the far eastern North Atlantic Ocean and NASA and NOAA satellites provided infrared and visible views at the storm. The Global Precipitation Measurement satellite sees a new cyclone brewing in the Atlantic near South America.
"17.08.2016 19:24:17" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Deluge in Louisiana
Days of intense rainfall in August 2016 led to widespread flooding in southern Louisiana, as rivers swelled high above their banks and many crested at record-high levels. According to news reports, the floods prompted the rescue of at
"17.08.2016 19:19:43" Timeline Photos Bluecut Fire Scorches Southern California
In August 2016, a destructive brush fire burned in Cajon Pass and threatened several communities in San Bernardino, California.
On August 16, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on
"17.08.2016 09:17:56" Timeline Photos Port of Aden, Yemen
Orbiting almost directly over the port of Aden, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of the rugged, extinct volcano, the flat sand spit next to it, and the big bay that now all form the port
"16.08.2016 20:12:56" NASA Earth July 2016 was the hottest month in 136 years, the era of modern record-keeping.
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/news/20160816/ Every month of 2016 has been the hottest January-February-March-April-May-June-July on record. That's not a coincidence.
"16.08.2016 19:53:10" Timeline Photos July 2016 was the hottest month in 136 years, the era of modern record-keeping.
"16.08.2016 16:41:59" earthobservatory.nasa.gov The Ring Around Lago de Cahora Bassa : Image of the Day Low water levels on this Mozambique reservoir betrayed signs of drought stress in August 2016. The Ring Around Lago de Cahora Bassa
Low water levels on Mozambique's Lago de Cahora Bassa betrayed signs of stress in late July 2016.
Southern Africa has been suffering from a prolonged drought, exacerbated by the 2015-2016 El Niño. Roughly 18 million
"16.08.2016 16:14:27" Photos from NASA Earth's post A Watchful Eye on Rio
While gymnasts leap, cyclists pedal, and divers twirl for Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro, sensors on several NASA Earth Observing satellites are catching glimpses of the city and its surroundings from space. The mix of satellites
"15.08.2016 19:50:27" jpl.nasa.gov NASA Study Analyzes Four Corners Methane Sources A NASA-led team has analyzed a "hot spot" of methane emissions in the U.S. Four Corners region, quantifying both its overall magnitude and the magnitudes of its sources. NASA study shows that just 10% of Four Corners' methane sources contribute half of the emissions.
"14.08.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos The eight microsatellites that make up NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission are assembled and ready for the next set of environmental tests before being launched into orbit in November. CYGNSS will probe the inner core of
"13.08.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos SAGE III will measure Earth's "sunscreen."
An upcoming SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station will also deliver NASA's Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment instrument to continue studying ozone.
Once mounted on the space station,
"13.08.2016 16:34:20" Timeline Photos A Space-Based View of Meteor Showers
Night-sky enthusiasts have been stepping outside this week to witness the annual light show from the Perseid meteors. The 2016 shower was predicted to display as many as 200 meteors per hour at its peak on August
"12.08.2016 23:45:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Discretion is the Better Part of Valor : Notes from the Field : Blogs climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps "Above all, this mission is too important to mess up."
A first hand blog post from the field as a seemingly innocuous illness threatens one ATom team member's long-awaited research flight.
"12.08.2016 20:13:44" Timeline Photos Here are 6 ways NASA satellites orbiting Earth can tackle real-world problems -- and this is just the tip of the iceberg! These are the brain children of young researchers who presented their work a few days ago at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Take a
"12.08.2016 18:04:47" Timeline Photos Extratropical Cyclone Over Hudson Bay
An extratropical cyclone over the Hudson Bay created this sprawling, comma-shaped swirl of clouds over the Hudson Bay. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired the
"12.08.2016 17:56:46" Earth Expeditions: Hunting storms in America's Heartland #EarthExpedition ACT-America is studying the sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon in three regions of the Eastern U.S. with two NASA aircraft. In the Midwest, local sources and sinks, such as summer crops, can make a huge difference in carbon
"12.08.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos Fires Rage in Portugal
Satellites began to detect large numbers of fires in western Portugal on August 6, 2016. In the following days, the fires grew more numerous and the amount of smoke increased dramatically.
When the Moderate Resolution Imaging
"12.08.2016 14:38:04" How Farms Affect the Chesapeake Bay's Water
"11.08.2016 21:15:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Extreme Heat for an Extreme Year
Warm weather is expected in the summer, but the oppressive heat that affected several parts of the world in 2016 went well beyond warm. In June and July, people living in Siberia, the Middle East, and North America faced
"11.08.2016 20:21:57" Timeline Photos In the weeks leading up to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro there were reports of elevated levels of particulate matter (tiny airborne droplets or pieces of soot and dust that can end up in the lungs).
NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)
"11.08.2016 16:51:19" CYGNSS Media Day
The same GPS technology that helps people get where they need to go in a car will soon be used in space to improve hurricane forecasting. NASA's upcoming CYGNSS mission – the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System – is a
"11.08.2016 15:37:04" Timeline Photos We're live at 12:45pm ET today to show you our newest hurricane spacecraft mission from Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Hear about the science behind the #CYGNSS mission, the engineering that went into designing these unique
"11.08.2016 13:35:06" Timeline Photos If you missed our Periscope tour yesterday of these projects by young researchers who are turning NASA Earth satellite data into real-world environmental benefits, here's where you can take a deep dive into over 30
"10.08.2016 21:28:05" Timeline Photos Salinity Processes in the Upper-Ocean Regional Study: Part Two!
"I am writing this while on a plane headed toward Honolulu to join the Research Vessel (R/V) Roger Revelle for six weeks at sea in the Pacific Ocean. It feels great to be heading to sea
"10.08.2016 20:30:06" Timeline Photos The same GPS technology that helps people get where they need to go in a car will soon be used in space to improve hurricane forecasting. NASA's upcoming CYGNSS mission – the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System – is a constellation of eight
"10.08.2016 19:19:53" Burrowing into the Arctic's Carbon Past and Future
"10.08.2016 16:38:08" Timeline Photos Meet 6 young professionals using NASA Earth satellite data to tackle air pollution in Phoenix, storm water runoff in Atlanta, drought in Costa Rica, and other local environmental challenges. TODAY live at 2:10pm ET on Periscope.
"10.08.2016 15:59:07" Dying Mangroves on the Australian Coast Dying Mangroves on the Australian Coast
Satellite imagery reveals a severe die-off of mangroves along Australia's northern coast. More than 7,000 hectares (27 square miles) of mangroves have dried up, research indicates. The tree deaths come amid high
"09.08.2016 23:40:00" Earth Expedition: Postcard from ATom's first week A video postcard from #EarthExpedition ATom has arrived! Catch up on where the around-the-world mission has flown so far, and what it is studying, as we hear from two ATom team members.
Learn more about this atmospheric mission:
"09.08.2016 20:19:22" Timeline Photos The information NASA collects from a fleet of science satellites orbiting Earth 24/7 is making a difference in people's lives every day. Thirty students and young professionals are coming to NASA Headquarters in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 10, to tell
"09.08.2016 16:48:42" Nomadic Scientists: From Desert to Arctic and Beyond
"09.08.2016 15:23:42" Timeline Photos Going High-Tech for Fire Detection
Karyn Tabor wants to change the way people in remote areas manage wildfires. In Madagascar, for example, the current approach involves patrolling protected areas on foot to locate and extinguish fires before they grow
"08.08.2016 16:50:24" Chasing Greenhouse Gases Where Corn Stands Tall
"08.08.2016 15:29:48" Timeline Photos Aurora and Manicouagan Crater
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station adjusted the camera for night imaging and captured the green veils and curtains of an aurora that spanned thousands of kilometers over Quebec, Canada.
Snow and ice in this
"07.08.2016 21:00:00" Timeline Photos Just How Bad was the 2015 Fire Season in Indonesia?
The 2015 fire season was the most severe ever observed by NASA Earth Observing System satellites, a new study shows. As we reported in December, 2015 was an intense fire season in Indonesia because the
"07.08.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos What does the “inverted barometer” effect have to do with sea level rise?
High-pressure air systems place greater weight on an ocean surface, while low-pressure systems, a far lighter load, allow the ocean surface to rise. A persistent low-pressure
"07.08.2016 14:47:56" Timeline Photos NASA's Eyes on Nepartak
In July 2016, Super Typhoon Nepartak became first major storm of the season to make landfall in the northeast Pacific. The storm battered Taiwan with sustained winds of 113 knots (210 kilometers per hour), leaving more than
"06.08.2016 22:00:00" Earth Expeditions: Why is aircraft data needed for models? Why is NASA using an aircraft to study greenhouse gases? Learn more about our #EarthExpedition ACT-America with this video featuring scientist Lesley Ott and even more here: http://act-america.larc.nasa.gov/
"06.08.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos The seawater around Greenland at 1,312 feet deep is 5 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than water near the surface. And the shape of the sea floor (bathymetry) influences how much of that warm, subsurface layer can reach far up into the fjords and melt
"06.08.2016 14:53:01" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Lesotho Sees Its Heaviest Snowfall in Two Decades
The heaviest snow in two decades blanketed Lesotho in late July 2016. The storm prompted the airlifts of at least eight tourists, and caused the deaths of several shepherds in the Joe Gqabi District
"05.08.2016 21:00:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov From the Desert to North Pole : Notes from the Field : Blogs climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps Earlier this week, #EarthExpedition ATom flew from the hot, high desert in California, to the high Arctic. The DC-8 dipped low over the floating sea ice near the North Pole, before ending in Anchorage, Alaska. Read the Note for the Field from NASA
"05.08.2016 20:30:32" Photos from NASA Earth's post Did you see our Facebook Live stream yesterday about the ACT-America greenhouse-gas chasing science campaign from Lincoln, Nebraska? Here's the full behind-the-scenes story of our first flight -- complete with double rainbow following a torrential
"05.08.2016 14:59:55" Timeline Photos Dampening Dust Storms
The Taklimakan desert is one of the driest, most barren expanses on Earth. Flanked by mountain ranges on three sides and parched by the resulting rain shadow, parts of the desert receive no more than 10 millimeters (0.4 inches) of
"05.08.2016 00:00:15" We're talking about ACT-America with principal investigator Ken Davis -- learn about the mission, see the C130.
"04.08.2016 22:50:40" Timeline Photos Study Maps Hidden Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas
Coastal waters and groundwater supplies along more than a fifth of coastlines in the continental United States are vulnerable to contamination from previously hidden underground transfers of water
"04.08.2016 18:48:08" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA Airborne Science Program This summer, with sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels, a NASA airborne survey of polar ice just completed its first flig... Our #EarthExpedition ACT-America (Atmospheric Carbon and Transport America) is flying quite the science mission today as the team chases a cold front in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. The C-130 initially climbed to 25,000' feet, then spiraled down to just
"04.08.2016 16:31:20" Timeline Photos Set your alarms:! TODAY we're taking you to Lincoln, Nebraska where our #EarthExpedition ACT-America is investigating greenhouse gases in the eastern United States.
8pm EDT / 5pm PDT / 12am UTC
Don't miss it!
We will talk LIVE with principal
"04.08.2016 13:42:16" Timeline Photos There and back again: ATom goes to the equator:
After a quick meeting in the hanger, where we discussed the flight plan and went over science goals and safety procedures, we were good to go. This mission is different from most aircraft-sampling campaigns
"04.08.2016 12:52:23" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We helped produce the first map showing what parts of the bottom of the massive Greenland Ice Sheet are thawed – key information in better predicting how the ice sheet will react to a warming climate. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2aNtsXx
"03.08.2016 23:55:04" Timeline Photos Get ready for another Facebook Live event tomorrow right here on NASA Earth! We'll be broadcasting from Lincoln, Nebraska where the C-130 Hercules will have just returned from a science flight studying atmospheric carbon.
"03.08.2016 22:09:56" NASA's GPM Sees Towering Thunderstorms in Intensifying Tropica... Hurricane Earl has been intensifying as it moves through the Caribbean Sea. NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions spotted hot towers and towering thunderstorms within Earl when it was a tropical storm, indicating that the storm could intensify.
"03.08.2016 22:04:24" Timeline Photos Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA: Watching Waters Rise Right Outside the Front Door
Sea level rise is not just an academic concern for NASA satellites and scientists. With two-thirds of our infrastructure and assets situated on the coast, we have
"03.08.2016 17:54:24" From the Cockpit: A Q&A with NASA Science Pilots
"03.08.2016 15:49:17" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Volcanoes National Park
Red-hot streams of molten rock sliced across the hard, black landscape. The lava hissed violently as it dropped into the Pacific near Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. Nearby passengers aboard a small boat could feel its
"02.08.2016 20:46:45" Flying a Roller Coaster for Science
"02.08.2016 16:30:00" Timeline Photos Wildfire along the California Coast
For nearly 11 days in late July and early August, wildfire has been burning near the California coast between Monterey and Big Sur. The fire started along Soberanes Creek in Garrapata State Park on July 22, 2016, and
"01.08.2016 20:20:57" A Sweet Pause After Chasing Airborne Carbon
"01.08.2016 16:29:32" Earth Expeditions: In the field with ACT-America #EarthExpedition ACT-America just completed its first round of flights over the Eastern U.S. The team flew alternating legs at 1,000 and 10,000 feet as they collected data on atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane.
Learn more about ACT-America:
"01.08.2016 15:28:20" Timeline Photos Band-e-Amir Fan
Taken through a window on the International Space Station by the EarthKAM camera, this photo shows dense clusters of agricultural fields radiating across a large alluvial fan in Afghanistan. Clusters of dark green fields stretch away from
"31.07.2016 21:00:00" Earth Expeditions: ACT-America answers Why is it important to ... This weekend we're learning more about our #EarthExpedition ACT-America, which is flying over the eastern United States. Kevin Bowman of NASA JPL explains why it is important to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions.
You can read more about the Atmospheric
"31.07.2016 19:00:00" Cumulative Sea Level Change Since April 2002 This animation shows “sea level fingerprints,” or patterns of rising and falling sea levels across the globe in response to changes in Earth's gravitational and rotational fields.
Major changes in water mass can cause localized bumps and dips in
"31.07.2016 14:38:07" Timeline Photos Acadia National Park
It has had many different names: Pemetic. Isles des Monts Déserts. Sieur de Monts National Monument. Lafayette National Park.
It has had several superlatives: First national park east of the Mississippi River. Highest mountain along
"30.07.2016 21:00:00" Earth Expedition: ACT-America answers What are Carbon Sources ... This weekend we're learning more about our Earth Expedition ACT-America, which is flying over the eastern United States. Bing Lin, a project scientist with the field campaign, talks about sources & "sinks" -- areas that take in carbon -- in the eastern
"30.07.2016 19:00:00" ScienceCast: Reshuffling Heat on a Warming Planet Earth's oceans could be concealing a mystery about climate change. Researchers have found evidence of hidden heat hundreds of feet below the ocean's surface. Check out NASA's latest ScienceCast, Reshuffling Heat on a Warming Planet.
"30.07.2016 16:01:02" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Flooding in China
In summer 2016, flooding of historic proportions swamped China.
The trouble began in June, when seasonal monsoon rains became torrential and fell day after day after day. Daily rainfall records were broken in several cities, and many
"29.07.2016 20:33:25" Collecting Fingerprints in the Sky
"29.07.2016 16:21:12" NASA's DC-8 taxis out for take off on the first science flight of the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission. Today's flight will take the team from the DC-8's base of operations in Palmdale, California south to the equator and back to Palmdale.
"29.07.2016 16:15:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Bloom in Hood Canal, Washington
On July 24, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite acquired a natural-color image of a phytoplankton bloom in Hood Canal—a fjord in Washington's Puget Sound. The second
"29.07.2016 14:30:00" Earth Expeditions: ATom Teaser ATom begins science flights today. So what questions is the mission trying to answer on its world survey of the Atmosphere?
Learn more: http://www.nasa.gov/content/2016-earth-expeditions-atom
"29.07.2016 00:28:40" Earth Expeditions One Eastern Study Region Down, Two to Go
#EarthExpedition ACT-America is wrapping up the eastern U.S. Mid-Atlantic region science flights to study the transport of carbon and methane in the atmosphere. Here, Ken Davis of Penn State University, principal
"28.07.2016 22:14:26" Earth Expeditions Inside our #EarthExpedition ATom DC-8 Preparing Instruments
Scientist Michelle Kim from the California Institute of Technology adds liquid nitrogen to a chemical ionization mass spectrometer (CIMS) on NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory, stationed at Armstrong
"28.07.2016 15:22:33" Timeline Photos Rome at Night
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the city of Rome and its surrounding countryside. The radial pattern of major highways leading to the center is one of the main patterns revealed by the lights—a
"27.07.2016 22:03:48" Today we're taking you to Palmdale, California to learn about our #EarthExpedition ATom (Atmospheric Tomography) mission, a world survey of the atmosphere.
"27.07.2016 15:59:00" Timeline Photos Set your alarms: today we're taking you to Palmdale, California to learn about our #EarthExpedition ATom via Facebook Live.
3pm PDT / 6pm EDT / 10pm UTC
Don't miss it!
It's not a strict circumnavigation of the world, but NASA's Atmospheric
"27.07.2016 15:08:51" Shining a G-LiHT on an Alaskan Forest
"27.07.2016 00:39:03" Exploring Barrow with Operation IceBridge
"26.07.2016 22:10:57" Timeline Photos We will be broadcasting live tomorrow from Palmdale, California where NASA's DC-8 aircraft is preparing for the ATom #EarthExpedition.
We'll talk with a team member and learn more about the instruments aboard the aircraft, as well as take your
"26.07.2016 21:23:15" Timeline Photos Exquisite Panoramas from the International Space Station
Recently, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams has been posting short video clips featuring merged panoramas to his social media accounts. The results are stunning. This image below shows a portion of the
"26.07.2016 15:07:37" EPA Uses NASA satellite to Help Show Improved Air Quality in U.S. "Today Americans breathe cleaner air and face lower risks of premature death and other serious health effects." – EPA AirTrends Report, July 2016
Observations by a NASA satellite help show what U.S. Environmental Protection Agency monitors have been
"26.07.2016 15:05:31" Timeline Photos Red Lake Urmia
Like the Aral Sea, Iran's salty Lake Urmia has shrunk rapidly during the past few decades. As it grows smaller, the lake grows saltier. And as it grows saltier, microscopic organisms are periodically turning the water striking shades of
"25.07.2016 22:56:08" Ten Things About ACT-America
"25.07.2016 21:47:39" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Sand Fire Burn Scar
The Sand Fire in Southern California has already left its scorch mark on the landscape. The Operational Land Imager (#OLI) on the #Landsat 8 satellite acquired these images of the burn scar while the fire still raged on July 24,
"25.07.2016 17:53:13" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Instrument Prep and ATom's First Test Flight : Notes from the Field : Blogs climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps Check out a new Notes From the Field post written by a scientist working on our Earth Expedition ATom mission, which is studying the chemistry of the
"25.07.2016 15:23:41" Timeline Photos Cape Coral, Florida
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used the highest power lens available to document the complex patterns around Cape Coral, a master-planned city born in 1957. The development is a hub of the Fort Myers
"24.07.2016 21:00:00" Earth Expedition: How do weather systems impact carbon transport? This weekend we're learning more about our Earth Expedition ACT-America, which is flying over the eastern United States. Scott Denning, a scientist with the field campaign, explains how weather systems impact carbon transport.
You can read more about the
"24.07.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of a massive phytoplankton bloom off the Atlantic coast of Argentina in 2010.
The colorful brew of floating nutrients and microscopic plant life are the
"23.07.2016 21:00:00" Earth Expeditions: Why study the carbon cycle? This weekend we're learning more about our Earth Expedition ACT-America, which is flying over the eastern United States. Today we hear from ACT-America deputy principal investigator Thomas Laveaux about why we are studying the carbon cycle.
You can read
"23.07.2016 19:00:00" NASA Works with U.S. Forest Service to Improve Fire Shelters In 2013, 19 firefighters were trapped in the raging, wind-driven Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona and the emergency shelters they carried were unable to save them.
"When I saw that on the news, it just shook me to the core," said Mary Beth Wusk, now the
"22.07.2016 15:29:02" Following a Raindrop from New York to Newport News
"21.07.2016 22:21:20" Going with the Floe: Measuring Summer Arctic Sea Ice
"21.07.2016 22:06:00" Timeline Photos Fires in Northwestern Siberia
In mid July 2016, satellites observed dense smoke over the boreal forests of north-central Russia. The fires burned as far north as the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and as far south as Buryatiya. The smoke, which spans
"21.07.2016 20:50:30" Timeline Photos A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records because of how global temperatures were recorded. The study explains why projections of future climate
"21.07.2016 19:13:37" Timeline Photos Fuller Fire, Arizona
On June 19, 2016, lightning ignited a fire on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Since then, the Fuller fire has charred more than 14,000 acres (56 square kilometers).
On July 16, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging
"21.07.2016 14:58:03" eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov Swirls of Ice in the Labrador Sea
When pilot Jeff Davis saw the cyclone-like formation from 36,000 feet, he thought he had spotted a storm.
“I've never seen anything like this,” he said in an interview with Mashable. “At first sight I thought it was a
"20.07.2016 20:35:45" Taking the Measure of a Remote Slice of Alaskan Forest
"20.07.2016 17:16:19" A Year of Earth From a Million Miles Away One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles
On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's EPIC camera on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life
"20.07.2016 14:55:51" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Quantifying Tree Loss in Sierra National Forest
Mass tree die-offs are sparking worries of fire in California's Sierra Nevada range. An outbreak of bark beetles, along with persistent drought in the state, have caused many evergreen trees to wither and
"19.07.2016 21:48:11" Timeline Photos ACT-America Begins Science Flights
It's day two of the Earth Expedition Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America (ACT-America) mission. For the next two weeks, two NASA aircraft (B-200 and C-130) will take off from NASA's Langley Research Center and
"19.07.2016 20:00:00" Timeline Photos 2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records
Two key climate change indicators -- global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent -- have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based
"19.07.2016 17:41:33" Record-Breaking Climate Trends 2016 Record-Breaking Climate Trends 2016 – Rising Temperatures and Shrinking Sea Ice
Two key climate change indicators have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data.
"19.07.2016 15:48:23" Timeline Photos Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park presents a very different landscape in summertime than in wintertime. Snow retreats and gives way to blooms of wildflowers, even at high elevations. Roads and trails become accessible,
"19.07.2016 14:52:51" Timeline Photos Today at 1pm ET/10am PT, NASA scientists will be talking about recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, as well as research underway to better understand the affects. You can follow along here: http://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
"18.07.2016 21:00:01" Timeline Photos Cloud Streets Over the Timor Sea
On July 15, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of cloud streets—long parallel bands of cumulus clouds—off the northern coast of
"18.07.2016 19:26:49" Earth Surface Temperatures 1880-2015 Climate experts from NASA will discuss recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, as well as research now underway to better understand their impacts, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT/ 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow.
NASA scientists track
"18.07.2016 18:34:48" Timeline Photos Hurricane Darby and Tropical Storm Estelle in the Eastern Pacific
July 2016 was a busy time for tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific.
On July 17, 2016, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this
"18.07.2016 16:04:41" Living Off the Land in a Changing Arctic Climate
"18.07.2016 15:23:25" Timeline Photos Baikonur, Kazakhstan
When flying over the semi-desert grasslands of Kazakhstan, crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) usually follow the long line of the Syr Darya (river) to find the spaceport from which they launch. Situated along a
"17.07.2016 19:30:00" Earth Expeditions: What Problem Does ACT-America Address? Why are flying airborne campaigns in the eastern U.S.? And what problem are we addressing? Learn more about our Earth Expedition beginning this month, Atmospheric Carbon and Transport – America (ACT-America) from the principal investigator Ken Davis in
"17.07.2016 17:12:41" Timeline Photos A Passage Through Nunavut
Summer usually brings foggy and cloudy conditions to Baffin Island, in the remote reaches of Canada's Nunavut Territory. But on July 5, 2016, nearly-cloud free conditions provided an unusually clear view of the region.
"16.07.2016 21:00:00" Earth Expedition: What is ACT-America? Our Earth Expedition continues in the latter half of July with a new campaign, ACT-America. Find out what we're studying from project manager Mike Obland in this quick video.
"16.07.2016 15:29:18" earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA Earth Boom-and-Bust Water Supplies in Southeast Australia
Of the six inhabited continents on Earth, Australia is the driest. Its water resources are scarce, and climate change is not helping. The austral summers of 2012–13 and 2013–14 broke heat record after
"16.07.2016 01:41:15" Earth Expeditions: Introduction to ABoVE's Atmospheric Tower Our Earth Expedition in Alaska is measuring atmospheric composition with a tower. ABoVE project scientist Chip Miller tells us all about it.
Climate change in the Arctic and Boreal region is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth, resulting in
"15.07.2016 15:55:35" Tower Power: Measuring Carbon in the Last Frontier
"15.07.2016 14:57:51" Timeline Photos Caterpillars Take Bite Out of Rhode Island Forests
A single caterpillar or bug may seem small and inconsequential, but the collective environmental impact of certain insects can be profound. In fact, insects and other diseases damage 45 times more forest