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Earth: March 2020



NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one- to three-month U.S. forecasts of each product.


The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Mekong Delta - a major rice-producing region in southwest Vietnam.


Denman Glacier in East Antarctica retreated 3.4 miles (5.4 kilometers) from 1996 to 2018, according to a new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine.


A container ship leaves a trail of white clouds in its wake that can linger in the air for hours.


Hot spots dotted the landscape across most of Cuba on March 22, 2020, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA's Terra satellite acquired a true-color image of the scene.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kuwait in the Middle East.


Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers at the AWI can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant.


Algae might be small, but when they grow out of control, forming harmful algal blooms (HABs), they can cause big problems.


The entire southeastern Asian peninsula appears to be on fire.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Victoria Falls - one of the world's greatest natural wonders.


As NOAA-20 passed over the Middle East on March 8, 2020, it captured this image of dust blowing over the Persian Gulf.


The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Most of the archipelago is part of Nunavut - the largest and northernmost territory of Canada.