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Notes from the Field: Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

Notes from the Field: Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

In October and November 2014, NASA's Operation IceBridge will fly its sixth Antarctic field campaign. This year’s campaign returns to Chile, giving researchers a view of how land and sea ice has changed in the past two years around West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula. Read more

World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

Since 1980, the volume of this glacier that spills into the Prince William Sound has shrunk by half. Climate change may have nudged the process along, but mechanical forces have played the largest role in the ice loss. Read more

World of Change: Coastline Change

World of Change: Coastline Change

The shoreline of Cape Cod provides a visual case study in the evolution and dynamic motion of barrier islands and spits. Read more

World of Change: Shrinking Aral Sea

World of Change: Shrinking Aral Sea

A massive irrigation project has devastated the Aral Sea over the past 50 years. These images show the decline of the Southern Aral Sea in the past decade, as well as the first steps of recovery in the Northern Aral Sea. Read more

Notes from the Field: Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) 2014

Notes from the Field: Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) 2014

Follow along on the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) campaign. HS3 is a five-year mission specifically targeted to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin. Read more

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Activity at Shiveluch VolcanoNovember 23, 2014
Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
Image of the Day Iceberg B31 Heads WestNovember 22, 2014
Iceberg B31 Heads West
Image of the Day Drought Persists in the American SouthwestNovember 18, 2014
Drought Persists in the American Southwest
Image of the Day New York Walloped by Lake Effect SnowNovember 18, 2014
New York Walloped by Lake Effect Snow
Image of the Day Plumes from Pavlof VolcanoNovember 15, 2014
Plumes from Pavlof Volcano
Dust Storm in ColoradoNovember 10, 2014
Dust Storm in Colorado
Image of the Day Plumes and Clouds Stand Off Over Holuhraun Lava FieldNovember 9, 2014
Plumes and Clouds Stand Off Over Holuhraun Lava Field
Zhupanovsky Ash PlumeNovember 9, 2014
Zhupanovsky Ash Plume
Image of the Day Inside the Bering Sea SuperstormNovember 8, 2014
Inside the Bering Sea Superstorm
Dust off LibyaNovember 7, 2014
Dust off Libya
Snow in Central RussiaNovember 6, 2014
Snow in Central Russia
Image of the Day Storm Aimed for Aleutian IslandsNovember 6, 2014
Storm Aimed for Aleutian Islands
Super Typhoon NuriNovember 4, 2014
Super Typhoon Nuri
Image of the Day Cyclone NilofarOctober 30, 2014
Cyclone Nilofar
Image of the Day October HazeOctober 27, 2014
October Haze
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World of Change

Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans, cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades.
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Blue Marble

Composite satellite images of the entire Earth.
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Earth at Night

The night side of Earth twinkles with light in these composite global and regional views.
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Experiments

Hands-on educational activities.
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Visible Earth

A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet.
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NASA Earth Observations

View, download, and analyze imagery of Earth science data.
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NASA Global Climate Change

Vital signs of the planet.
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Earth Science Picture of the Day

Photos of Earth processes and phenomena.
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