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Celebrating a Decade of CloudSat and Calipso

Celebrating a Decade of CloudSat and Calipso

For a decade, the CloudSat and CALIPSO satellites have used radar and lidar to “slice” through clouds and plumes of atmospheric particles to gain a better understanding of the vertical structures of the ephemeral features. Read more

Methane Matters

Methane Matters

The concentration of methane in the atmosphere has been fluctuating, mostly rising. The question is why. Scientists wonder if they have the right monitoring systems in place to answer that question adequately. Read more

Notes from the Field: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

Notes from the Field: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is a multi-year field campaign in Alaska and western Canada, involving dozens of research teams. ABoVE researchers are investigating the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems (such as permafrost, forests, and coastlines) and society to this changing environment. Read more

Reading the ABCs from Space

Reading the ABCs from Space

Some people see animals or omens in the clouds and landscape. We see letters. Read more

Seeing Through the Smoky Pall: Observations from a Grim Indonesian Fire Season

Seeing Through the Smoky Pall: Observations from a Grim Indonesian Fire Season

Thick peat, El Niño weather, and economic development came together to produce prodigious fires and planet-warming emissions. Read more

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Natural Hazards

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Image of the Day Wildfire in Fort McMurrayMay 3, 2016
Wildfire in Fort McMurray
Fires and Smoke in NepalApril 28, 2016
Fires and Smoke in Nepal
Image of the Day Heat Fuels Fire at Fort McMurrayApril 26, 2016
Heat Fuels Fire at Fort McMurray
Image of the Day Cyclone FantalaApril 18, 2016
Cyclone Fantala
Image of the Day Looking Through the Storm That Swamped HoustonApril 17, 2016
Looking Through the Storm That Swamped Houston
Image of the Day Record Rainfall in Southeast TexasApril 15, 2016
Record Rainfall in Southeast Texas
Image of the Day Rangeland Fires Char Eastern KansasApril 12, 2016
Rangeland Fires Char Eastern Kansas
Fires and Smoke in NepalApril 11, 2016
Fires and Smoke in Nepal
Image of the Day Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds BergsApril 7, 2016
Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds Bergs
Image of the Day Sierra Nevada Snowpack is Better, but Not NormalApril 2, 2016
Sierra Nevada Snowpack is Better, but Not Normal
Image of the Day Heat Wave Hits Thailand, IndiaApril 0, 2016
Heat Wave Hits Thailand, India
Image of the Day Pavlof Erupts AgainMarch 28, 2016
Pavlof Erupts Again
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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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