Atmosphere

Heatwave Scorches the Middle East
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Heatwave Scorches the Middle East

A phenomenon known as a “heat dome” set the stage for remarkably high temperatures as meteorological summer got under way.

Published Jun 11, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

Africa Sheds Some Dust
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Africa Sheds Some Dust

The millions of tons of dust lofted out of Africa each year are a visual reminder of how Earth’s systems are interconnected.

Published Jun 7, 2021

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A Celebration of Clouds: From Space, Earth Has an Elegant Atmosphere
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A Celebration of Clouds: From Space, Earth Has an Elegant Atmosphere

Clouds can be a nuisance when scientists are trying to observe features on Earth's surface. But at other times, clouds are exactly what they want to see. These images highlight some of the more unusual and beautiful clouds observed in recent years from space.

Published Jun 1, 2021

Atmosphere Remote Sensing

A Dusty Day in Patagonia
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A Dusty Day in Patagonia

Dry lake Colhué Huapi provides an ample supply of silt and sediment for dust storms.

Published May 29, 2021

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Satellite Senses Subtle Amazon Seasonality
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Satellite Senses Subtle Amazon Seasonality

An analysis of geostationary satellite data found a 10 to 15 percent increase in greening around the rainforest during the dry season.

Published Jun 1, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Remote Sensing