Atmosphere

Cupola Over the Caribbean
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Cupola Over the Caribbean

Clouds trace the islands and color variations trace the seafloor.

Published Sep 18, 2020

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A Meeting of Smoke and Storms
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A Meeting of Smoke and Storms

Satellites tracked smoke from wildfires as it spanned the continental United States and followed winds around two hurricanes.

Published Sep 17, 2020

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Historic Fires Devastate the U.S. Pacific Coast
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Historic Fires Devastate the U.S. Pacific Coast

Satellite data is helping scientists size up one of the most intense outbreaks of fire and smoke that Oregon and California have seen in decades.

Published Sep 11, 2020

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California Heatwave Fits a Trend
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California Heatwave Fits a Trend

A new study shows heatwaves in Southern California have increased in frequency, duration, and intensity over recent decades.

Published Sep 10, 2020

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Watching Thunderstorms March Across Lake Victoria
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Watching Thunderstorms March Across Lake Victoria

The lake in eastern Africa is known for its intense nighttime thunderstorms, which are influenced by the lake's location, size, and nearby topography.

Published Sep 9, 2020

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