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Atmosphere

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 Jun 2, 2020

Atmosphere Land Water Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

Cloud Building Over Hainan
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Cloud Building Over Hainan

The clouds that frequently produce severe weather—cumulonimbus—are seen building up during the afternoon over the South China Sea.

Published May 27, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land

Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China
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Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China

With most lockdowns ending and economic activity resuming, levels of the air pollutant have returned to near normal for this time of year.

Published May 22, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Life Dust and Haze Human Presence Remote Sensing

Amphan Batters India, Bangladesh
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Amphan Batters India, Bangladesh

The first tropical cyclone of the 2020 season in the North Indian basin made landfall, delivering substantial storm surge to coastal areas.

Published May 20, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Severe Storms

Popcorn Clouds over Rio de Janeiro
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Popcorn Clouds over Rio de Janeiro

Clouds formed over rural areas and the cities but are noticeably absent above Guanabara Bay and the ocean due to the mechanisms of cloud formation.

Published May 15, 2020

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