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Dusty, Smoky Skies in Australia
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Dusty, Smoky Skies in Australia

The dust reddened the skies over Sydney and turned air quality hazardous over parts of New South Wales.

Published Feb 13, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Floods Human Presence Remote Sensing

A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack
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A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack

A succession of storms in January and February dumped huge amounts of snow on the Sierra Nevada.

Published Feb 13, 2019

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Summer Floods in Australia
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Summer Floods in Australia

Weeks of rainfall pounded Queensland in January and February 2019, causing destructive flooding in the region.

Published Feb 11, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Floods Human Presence Remote Sensing

Fires Burn in Parched New Zealand
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Fires Burn in Parched New Zealand

Wildfires near the city of Nelson burned amid a hot, dry summer.

Published Feb 11, 2019

Heat Land Floods Human Presence Remote Sensing

Drought then Deluge Turned a Stable Landslide into Disaster
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Drought then Deluge Turned a Stable Landslide into Disaster

“Stable landslide” sounds like a contradiction in terms, but there are indeed places on Earth where land has been creeping downhill slowly and harmlessly for as long as a century.

Published Feb 7, 2019

Image of the Day Remote Sensing Landslides