Atmosphere

Early Fires in Brazil’s Pantanal
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Early Fires in Brazil’s Pantanal

Drought helped spread intense, early-season blazes in one of the world’s largest wetlands.

Published Jun 12, 2024

Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

Rainfall Breaks Records in Florida
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Rainfall Breaks Records in Florida

Moisture-laden tropical air brought intense downpours and flooding to the southern part of the state.

Published Jun 12, 2024

Image of the Day Atmosphere Floods

Heat Scorches U.S. Southwest
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Heat Scorches U.S. Southwest

An early summer heat wave broke temperature records in Nevada, Arizona, and California in June 2024.

Published Jun 10, 2024

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Temperature Extremes

Satellite Data Suggest U.S. Methane Emissions Underestimated
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Satellite Data Suggest U.S. Methane Emissions Underestimated

Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas may be higher than previously thought, especially from landfills.

Published Jun 5, 2024

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Human Presence Remote Sensing

Total Rainfall
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Total Rainfall

These maps depict monthly total rainfall around the world. Rainfall is the primary source of fresh water for humans, plants, and animals. Rain also moves heat between the atmosphere, oceans, and land.

Jun 2000 — May 2024

Atmosphere