for January 31, 2015Image of the Day
Knowledge of soil moisture is important for applications such as weather forecasting, crop monitoring, and flood prediction. For a global picture of this key parameter, NASA is launching the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. Read more
Giant kelp forests are among Earth’s most productive habitats, but they are ephemeral. Researchers are using Landsat and a host of online friends to figure out where the forests are growing and declining. Read more
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
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
Snow in the Northeastern United States
Twin Tropical Cyclones
Nor'easter Pounds New England
Flooding along the Shire River, Mozambique and Malawi
Ashfall from Karymsky Volcano
Flooding in Mozambique
Dust Storm off West Africa
Eruption at Mount Aso
Snow in the Northeastern U.S.
Wildfires in Central Chile
Cloud Streets over the Black Sea
Adelaide Hills Bushfire
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.