Spotting Severe Storms with Satellites

Spotting Severe Storms with Satellites

Overshooting tops and above-anvil cirrus plumes are clues that an especially destructive thunderstorm is brewing below.  

Published May 19, 2022

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Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

At least eight major events have darkened skies and sickened people in the past six weeks.

Published May 17, 2022

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Submarine Eruption of Kavachi Volcano

Submarine Eruption of Kavachi Volcano

Kavachi Volcano in the Southwest Pacific Solomon Islands—where hammerhead sharks prowl—has entered an active phase of eruption.

Published May 17, 2022

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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud

New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud

A massive, early season wildfire that continues to burn in northern New Mexico generated a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.

Published May 14, 2022

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San Pedro and Ambergris Cay

San Pedro and Ambergris Cay

Mangroves and the world’s second longest barrier reef system are among the natural gems around Belize’s largest island.

Published May 15, 2022

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