Natural Event

Dust Storm Envelops the Arabian Sea
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Dust Storm Envelops the Arabian Sea

The size of the plume was remarkable, as was its unusual path.

Published Jan 25, 2022

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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai
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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai

NASA scientists have been closely watching the evolution of the volcanic island near Tonga since 2015.

Published Jan 21, 2022

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Dust Storm Engulfs Canary Islands
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Dust Storm Engulfs Canary Islands

The event, known locally as “la calima,” turned skies orange and degraded air quality in Gran Canaria and neighboring islands.

Published Jan 19, 2022

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts

Several Earth-observing satellites collected data during and after the potent blast spurred a tsunami and lofted volcanic material high into the stratosphere.

Published Jan 18, 2022

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Red Tide off Rio
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Red Tide off Rio

A dark, rainy spring gave way to a vast, long-lived phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Brazil.

Published Jan 12, 2022

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