Atmosphere

Smoke in the Stratosphere
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Smoke in the Stratosphere

Astronaut photos of sunrises and sunsets occasionally include stunning views of high-flying aerosol plumes.

Published May 6, 2021

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Rock and Glass Shards Blanket La Soufriére
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Rock and Glass Shards Blanket La Soufriére

Following several explosive eruptions on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, volcanic ash poses myriad hazards in the air and on the ground.

Published Apr 28, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Volcanoes Human Presence Remote Sensing

Earth — A Photo-Essay
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Earth — A Photo-Essay

NASA has a unique vantage point for observing the beauty and wonder of Earth and for making sense of it. The images in this book tell a story of a 4.5-billion-year-old planet where there is always something new to see.

Published Apr 28, 2021

Atmosphere Land Water Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

Fires in the Far East
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Fires in the Far East

Many farmers in northeastern China and eastern Russia use fire to clear fields and get them ready for planting.

Published Apr 23, 2021

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Surigae Stirs Up the Pacific
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Surigae Stirs Up the Pacific

The super typhoon reached extreme intensity earlier in the year than any storm in the satellite era.

Published Apr 19, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Water Severe Storms Remote Sensing