El Niño is one of the most important weather-producing phenomena on Earth. The changing ocean conditions disrupt weather patterns and marine life in the Pacific and around the world. Satellites are unraveling the many traits of this wild child of weather. Read more
The month-long campaign across the Pacific on the R/V Falkor will monitor the diversity of oceanic phytoplankton, microscopic plant-like organisms, and their impact on the marine carbon cycle. Novel measurements will be compared to satellite observations and used in the formulation of the upcoming Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission. Read more
Clouds can be a nuisance when scientists are trying to observe features on Earth's surface. But at other times, clouds are exactly what they want to see. These images highlight some of the more unusual and beautiful clouds observed in recent years from space. Read more
Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans,
cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades.
The night side of Earth twinkles with light in these composite global and regional views.