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Earth from Space: Castelli Romani, Italy.

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


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Suomi NPP Tracks Fire and Smoke Over North And South America

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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.


Four Tropical Cyclones Seen From Space

Four Tropical Cyclones Seen From Space

On Sept. 4, 2019, a loose chain of tropical cyclones lined up across the Western Hemisphere.


An Inside Look at Hurricane Dorian from a Mini Satellite

An Inside Look at Hurricane Dorian from a Mini Satellite

A new view of Hurricane Dorian shows the layers of the storm, as seen by an experimental NASA weather satellite that's the size of a cereal box.


ARIA Team Maps Flooding in the Bahamas

ARIA Team Maps Flooding in the Bahamas

While many NASA missions are tracking Hurricane Dorian as the storm makes its way toward the United States, some researchers are looking at what Dorian has already left behind.


NASA's IMERG Estimates Hurricane Dorian's Rain

NASA's IMERG Estimates Hurricane Dorian's Rain

NASA's IMERG storm-total rain accumulation over parts of Grand Bahama and Abaco islands have exceeded 24 inches according to NASA satellite-based estimates.


Dorian's Destruction Seen From Space

Dorian's Destruction Seen From Space

This Copernicus Sentinel-3 image features Hurricane Dorian as it pummels the Bahamas on 2 September 2019 at 15:16 GMT (11:16 EDT).


NASA Estimates Heavy Rainfall In Hurricane Dorian

NASA Estimates Heavy Rainfall In Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is packing heavy rain as it moves toward the Bahamas as predicted by NOAA's NHC or National Hurricane Center. NASA analyzed the storm and found heavy rainfall in the storm.


ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space

ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space

NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured imagery of fires in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Bolivia on Aug. 23, 2019.


Orbital View As Fires Ravage The Amazon

Orbital View As Fires Ravage The Amazon

Thousands of fires have broken out in the Amazon rainforest.


Raft of Pumice Drifts Across The Pacific As Seen From Space

Raft of Pumice Drifts Across The Pacific As Seen From Space

Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on 21 August 2019, this image features a huge raft of pumice rock drifting in the Pacific Ocean. The pumice is believed to have come from an underwater volcano near Tonga, which erupted on 7 August.


AIRS Has Mapped Carbon Monoxide From Brazil's Large Fires

AIRS Has Mapped Carbon Monoxide From Brazil's Large Fires

New data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument, aboard the Aqua satellite, shows the movement high in the atmosphere of carbon monoxide associated with fires in the Amazon region of Brazil.


Wildfires in the Brazilian Rainforest Creating Cross Country Smoke

Wildfires in the Brazilian Rainforest Creating Cross Country Smoke

This natural-color image of smoke and fires in several states within Brazil including Amazonas, Mato Grosso, and Rondônia was collected by NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on August 20, 2019.


GRACE-FO Shows The Weight of Midwestern Floods

GRACE-FO Shows The Weight of Midwestern Floods

In May 2019, after the wettest 12 months ever recorded in the Mississippi River Basin, the region was bearing the weight of 8 to 12 inches (200 to 300 millimeters) more water than average.


A New Timeline of Earth's Cataclysmic Past

A New Timeline of Earth's Cataclysmic Past

Welcome to the early solar system. Just after the planets formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, our cosmic neighborhood was a chaotic place. Waves of comets, asteroids and even proto-planets streamed toward the inner solar system, with some crashing into Earth on their way.


Mega-cloud From Canadian Wildfires Will Help Model Impacts Of Nuclear War

Mega-cloud From Canadian Wildfires Will Help Model Impacts Of Nuclear War

Extreme wildfires in British Columbia, Canada, pumped so much smoke into the upper atmosphere in August 2017 that an enormous cloud circled most of the Northern Hemisphere - a finding in the journal Science that will help scientists model the climate impacts of nuclear war.


NASA Gauges Plant Stress in Costa Rican Drought

NASA Gauges Plant Stress in Costa Rican Drought

NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) has imaged the stress on Costa Rican vegetation caused by a massive regional drought that led the Central American nation's government to declare a state of emergency on July 23.



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