Atmosphere

Winter is Coming
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Winter is Coming

Long blue shadows on the snow portend frigid days ahead in this far eastern corner of Siberia.

Published Oct 21, 2020

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Perspectives on a Dust Storm
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Perspectives on a Dust Storm

An astronaut captured distant and overhead views of a long plume blowing from Iraq across the Middle East.

Published Oct 11, 2020

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The Undulations of Wave Clouds
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The Undulations of Wave Clouds

When undular bores ripple through the atmosphere, they leave remarkable patterns in the clouds.

Published Oct 9, 2020

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Thunderstorms Rumble over the Great Plains
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Thunderstorms Rumble over the Great Plains

A nocturnal low-level jet stream brings large thunderstorms across the U.S. Midwest each summer.

Published Oct 7, 2020

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Airglow Over the Indian Ocean
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Airglow Over the Indian Ocean

The diffuse orange and green bands of light are caused by molecules in the atmosphere that have been energized by absorbing ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.

Published Oct 8, 2020

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