Atmosphere

Cloudy Ridges in Yunnan
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Cloudy Ridges in Yunnan

Parallel ridges in the Chinese province forced moist air up enough to create these distinctive lines of clouds.

Published Jan 27, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Remote Sensing

Potent Atmospheric Rivers Douse the Pacific Northwest
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Potent Atmospheric Rivers Douse the Pacific Northwest

In mid-January 2021, the Pacific Northwest of North America was soaked by several episodes of heavy rainfall, leading to widespread flooding and landslides.

Published Jan 21, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Water Severe Storms Remote Sensing

Curious Clouds in the Transantarctic Mountains
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Curious Clouds in the Transantarctic Mountains

Smooth, soft-edged clouds hovered over the Eisenhower Range in Victoria Land, Antarctica.

Published Jan 19, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 1.2°C (2°F) since the late 19th century.

Published Jan 14, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Remote Sensing World of Change Temperature Extremes

Socked in Stratovolcano
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Socked in Stratovolcano

Uninhabited Atlasov Island rises above the clouds and the Sea of Okhotsk.

Published Jan 10, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land