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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms
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Australian Fires Fueled Unprecedented Blooms

Iron-rich aerosols from the 2019-2020 fires fertilized huge phytoplankton populations in the far South Pacific.

Published Nov 4, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Water Drought Fires Remote Sensing

Land Surface Temperature
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Land Surface Temperature

Land surface temperatures rise and fall with the heat of the Sun, and they represent how hot or cold the surface would feel to touch. These maps show daytime land temperatures as measured from space.

Feb 2000 — Oct 2021

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Land Surface Temperature Anomaly
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Land Surface Temperature Anomaly

These maps depict anomalies in land surface temperatures (LSTs); that is, how much hotter or cooler a region was compared to the long-term average. LST anomalies can indicate heat waves or cold spells.

Feb 2000 — Oct 2021

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Substantial Antarctic Ozone Hole in 2021
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Substantial Antarctic Ozone Hole in 2021

A colder than usual winter atmosphere over the Southern Hemisphere led to a deep and larger-than-average ozone hole in 2021.

Published Oct 29, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Human Presence Remote Sensing

Alisal Fire Rages Near Santa Barbara
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Alisal Fire Rages Near Santa Barbara

Chaparral shrublands and strong winds are fueling the fast-moving fire.

Published Oct 13, 2021

Heat Land Fires Human Presence