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Earth from Space: Helsinki, Finland Video in Story

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Helsinki, Finland

This image acquired by Japan's ALOS satellite on 28 June 2009 shows Finland's capital and largest city, Helsinki (upper right), on the shores of the Gulf of Finland.


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NASA Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

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NASA Airborne Campaign

Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region's summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic.

Video: Making Saharan Air Apparent

Video: Making Saharan Air Apparent Video in Story

NASA's Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission, is studying the changing profile of the atmosphere in detail to learn more about how hurricanes form and strengthen.


First African Continental Environmental Bulletin Released

First African Continental Environmental Bulletin Released

The Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) programme has released it first Continental Environmental Bulletin in english. The bulletin includes reports on the recent rainfall, vegetation, and marine primary production conditions in Africa, illustrated by colour-coded maps.


Earth from Space: Lake Chad

Earth from Space: Lake Chad Video in Story

This Landsat-8 image from 4 July 2014 shows Lake Chad in West Africa's Sahel region - a transition zone between the Sahara Desert to the north and savannahs and woodlands to the south.


International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public

International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public Video in Story

The most accurate and comprehensive collection of rain, snowfall and other types of precipitation data ever assembled now is available to the public.


Arctic Changes This Summer

Arctic Changes This Summer Video in Story

As we near the final month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, NASA scientists are watching the annual seasonal melting of the Arctic sea ice cover. The floating, frozen cap that stretches across the Arctic Ocean shrinks throughout summer until beginning to regrow, typically around mid-September.


America's Gulf Coast Seen At Night From Orbit

America's Gulf Coast Seen At Night From Orbit

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this nighttime image showing city lights in at least half a dozen southern states from some 225 miles above the home planet.


NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform.


Typhoon Halong As Seen From Orbit

Typhoon Halong As Seen From Orbit

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station, from an altitude of 221 nautical miles, photographed this image of Typhoon Halong at 08:02:41 GMT on Aug. 7, 2014.


Earth: Blue Marble, Eastern Hemisphere

Earth: Blue Marble, Eastern Hemisphere

Of all the planets NASA has explored, none have matched the dynamic complexity of our own. Earth is constantly changing, and NASA are working constantly to explore and understand the planet on scales from local to global.


Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows Video in Story

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.


Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows Video in Story

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.


Lake Chad As Seen From Orbit

Lake Chad As Seen From Orbit

From an altitude of 225 nautical miles, one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station was looking almost straight down when he photographed this picture of Lake Chad.


Coastlines of the Southern Baltic Sea

Coastlines of the Southern Baltic Sea

Coastlines of the southern Baltic Sea are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station.


Most Complete Antarctic Map Using RADARSAT-2

Most Complete Antarctic Map Using RADARSAT-2

The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.


Use of Space-Based Earth Remote Sensing Data In Support of Scientific and Societal Needs - AIAA Space 2014

Use of Space-Based Earth Remote Sensing Data In Support of Scientific and Societal Needs - AIAA Space 2014 Video in Story

At this years AIAA Space 2014 conference a panel of experts discussed the Use of Space-Based Earth Remote Sensing Data in Support of Scientific and Societal Needs.


NASA GMP Mission - Show Me the Water

NASA GMP Mission - Show Me the Water Video in Story

Freshwater seems abundant, but when accounting for all the water on Earth, it's in limited supply. Just three percent of the water on our planet is freshwater.


Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole

Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists that includes a NASA researcher has proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived to the planet's southern pole long before any human.



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