Atmosphere

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

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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

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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

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The Stability of von Kármán’s Vortices
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The Stability of von Kármán’s Vortices

A founder of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory made a key mathematical insight about swirling, asymmetrical flow patterns.

Published Jan 5, 2021

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Cloud Fraction
Global Maps

Cloud Fraction

In addition to making rain and snow, clouds can have a warming or cooling influence depending on their altitude, type, and when they form. These maps show what fraction of an area was cloudy each month.

Feb 2000 — Dec 2020

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