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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

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Water Fires Remote Sensing

Fires Char the Pantanal
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Fires Char the Pantanal

Drought-parched wetlands in South America have been burning for weeks.

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

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

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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Where Ice Still Flows into Glacier Bay
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Where Ice Still Flows into Glacier Bay

In this changing Alaskan landscape, tidewater glaciers are holding on to the bay’s West Arm.

Published Sep 10, 2020

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