Some features of this site are not compatible with your browser. Install Opera Mini to better experience this site.

Heat Wave in the United States

U.S. Heat Wave and Earth’s Energy Balance
Image

U.S. Heat Wave and Earth’s Energy Balance

July’s extreme heat in the United States radiated energy out into space as shown in this image from July 22, 2011.

Image of the Day Heat Temperature Extremes

Heat Wave Across the United States
Image

Heat Wave Across the United States

This map depicts land surface temperature anomalies for July 20 to 27, 2011, in the midst of a month-long heatwave across much of the United States.

Image of the Day Heat Land Life Temperature Extremes