Atmosphere

Smoke Across North America
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Smoke Across North America

Skies turned hazy from Pittsburgh to Washington to Boston, as smoke from fires in Canada poured into the U.S. Northeast.

Published Jul 21, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Hazy Skies in the Midwest
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Hazy Skies in the Midwest

Smoke from Ontario, Canada, has blown south into the United States.

Published Jul 12, 2021

Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe
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A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe

While record-breaking heat enveloped the Pacific Northwest in June 2021, other parts of the Northern Hemisphere also saw early-summer temperatures climb.

Published Jun 30, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Water Fires Snow and Ice Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

A Cirrus Sign of Tornadoes
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A Cirrus Sign of Tornadoes

Severe thunderstorms can draw plumes of cirrus clouds into the stratosphere, a sign that tornadoes, large hail, or damaging winds may be coming soon.

Published Jun 29, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Severe Storms Remote Sensing

Exceptional Heat Hits Pacific Northwest
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Exceptional Heat Hits Pacific Northwest

In June 2021, all-time temperature records fell in multiple cities in the U.S. and Canada during a “historic and dangerous” heatwave.

Published Jun 28, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes