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Atmosphere

Soggy 2018 for the Eastern U.S.
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Soggy 2018 for the Eastern U.S.

See where shallow groundwater has responded to the unusually wet conditions this year.

Published Dec 19, 2018

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Toward Mapping the Atmosphere’s Escape from Earth
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Toward Mapping the Atmosphere’s Escape from Earth

A pair of sounding rockets took aim at the aurora over Svalbard, Norway, to help scientists understand how Earth loses oxygen into space.

Published Dec 14, 2018

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Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria
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Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria

The hurricane took a disproportionate toll on power supplies in remote areas of Puerto Rico.

Published Dec 12, 2018

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A Wintry Great Lakes Landscape
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A Wintry Great Lakes Landscape

A break in the clouds revealed a wintry landscape around the Midwest and Great Lakes.

Published Dec 10, 2018

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The Seasonal Rhythms of Ammonia
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The Seasonal Rhythms of Ammonia

Farms and feedlots are a key source of the pollutant.

Published Dec 7, 2018

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