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Earth: January 2017



An area over the western end of the US state of Texas is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite from 13 March 2016.


Researchers have used remote sensing data to map out the functional diversity of forests in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin, a technique that has revealed hotspots for conservation.


NASA calculated California's rainfall over seven days using a constellation of satellites and created a map to provide the visual extent of the large rainfall totals.


Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November 19, scientists, meteorologists and ordinary weather enthusiasts have anxiously waited for the first photos from NOAA's newest weather satellite, GOES-16, formerly GOES-R.


The volcanic landscape of the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is pictured in this Sentinel-2A satellite image.


Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


The snow-covered Russian city of Saint Petersburg on the Neva Bay is pictured in this image from the Sentinel-2A satellite.


NASA/NOAA's GOES Project created a satellite animation showing the storms affecting the region from January 6 through 9, 2017, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured a look at the snowfall.


Thomas Pesquet: The Great Barrier Reef: another natural jewel that we must protect


Thomas Pesquet: People have been dotting the desert with irrigated fields in Jordan


Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video program. In this special edition, Sentinel-2 Mission Manager Bianca Hoersch and Sentinel-2 Project Manager Francois Spoto join the show to tell us about their roles in the Sentinel-2 mission, the multispectral instrument and data applications.