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Orbital View As Typhoon Hagibis Heads For Japan

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Typhoon Hagibis

Typhoon Hagibis is headed towards Japan's main island of Honshu, where it is expected to make landfall over the weekend. Japan is bracing for potential damage from strong winds and torrential rain.


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Post-tropical Cyclone Lorenzo Affecting Ireland

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Lorenzo

NASA's Terra satellite passed over the eastern North Atlantic Ocean early on Oct. 3 and captured a visible image of Post-tropical Cyclone Lorenzo as it neared Ireland. Lorenzo's eastern side is already affecting Ireland, and both Ireland and the United Kingdom have posted warnings today.

Orbital View As Seasonal Colors Spread Across New York State

Orbital View As Seasonal Colors Spread Across New York State

The shortening daylight and cooling temperatures of late summer triggers changes in the Northern Hemisphere--changes that can be viewed from space.


NASA Examines Super Typhoon Hagibis, Warnings in Guam, Micronesia

NASA Examines Super Typhoon Hagibis, Warnings in Guam, Micronesia

Super typhoon Hagibis formed quickly over the weekend of Oct. 5 and 6.


Laser Precision: NASA Flights And Satellites Align Over The Sea

Laser Precision: NASA Flights And Satellites Align Over The Sea

The skies were clear, the winds were low, and the lasers aligned.


Earth from Space: The Netherlands

Earth from Space: The Netherlands Video in Story

The Netherlands is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. This image was processed in a way that included the near-infrared channel, which makes vegetation appear bright red.


Global Volcanic CO2 Venting Allows Estimate Of Total Carbon On Earth

Global Volcanic CO2 Venting Allows Estimate Of Total Carbon On Earth

Volcanoes, colliding and spreading continental and oceanic plates, and other phenomena re-studied with innovative high-tech tools, provide important fresh insights to Earth's innermost workings, scientists say.


Earth from Space: Meeting of Waters in Brazil

Earth from Space: Meeting of Waters in Brazil Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the 'meeting of waters' in Brazil - where the Rio Negro and the Solimões River meet to form the Amazon River.


Thousands of Meltwater Lakes Mapped On The East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Thousands of Meltwater Lakes Mapped On The East Antarctic Ice Sheet

The number of meltwater lakes on the surface of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is more significant than previously thought, according to new research.


GOES East Celebrates the Autumnal Equinox

GOES East Celebrates the Autumnal Equinox

This year, the official start of fall -- the Autumnal Equinox -- was Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at 3:50 A.M. EDT.


A Year Trapped In Arctic Ice For Climate Science

A Year Trapped In Arctic Ice For Climate Science

As millions of people around the world marched for urgent action on climate change ahead of this week's UN Climate Action Summit, an icebreaker set sail from Norway to spend a year drifting in the Arctic sea ice.


2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest On Record

2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest On Record

The extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of this summer was effectively tied with 2007 and 2016 for second lowest since modern record keeping began in the late 1970s.


Earth from Space: Clarence Strait, Australia

Earth from Space: Clarence Strait, Australia Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Clarence Strait, a narrow body of water in Australia's Northern Territory.


NASA estimates Tropical Depression Imelda's huge Texas rainfall

NASA estimates Tropical Depression Imelda's huge Texas rainfall

Northeastern Texas has borne the brunt of Tropical Depression Imelda's heavy rainfall and NASA estimated that rainfall with an algorithm that incorporates data from satellites and observations.


Measuring The New Composition Of Earth's Mantle

Measuring The New Composition Of Earth's Mantle

What is the chemical composition of the Earth's interior?


Earth from Space: Castelli Romani, Italy

Earth from Space: Castelli Romani, Italy Video in Story

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over a set of small towns in the Colli Albani hills known collectively as Castelli Romani.


Suomi NPP Tracks Fire and Smoke Over North And South America

Suomi NPP Tracks Fire and Smoke Over North And South America

Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols.


Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change's Impact on Fires

Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change's Impact on Fires

Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it's the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its intensity and the speed at which it spreads.


Orbital Monitoring Of Air Pollution From Fires

Orbital Monitoring Of Air Pollution From Fires

The wildfires that have been devastating the Amazon rainforest have been international headline news over the last weeks.



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