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A Raft of Rock

A Raft of Rock

Volcanoes have a lot of dramatic ways to announce their presence. One of the more subtle and rarely observed displays is the pumice raft.

Published Aug 23, 2019

Image of the Day Water Remote Sensing

Sampling the Castle Fire

Sampling the Castle Fire

Researchers are flying through wildfire smoke to learn about the molecules lingering inside its plume.

Published Aug 22, 2019

Image of the Day Land Fires

Building a Long-Term Record of Fire

Building a Long-Term Record of Fire

Scientists have answered some important questions about how fires vary around the world and are changing over time.

Published Aug 21, 2019

Image of the Day Remote Sensing

Fire Races Across Gran Canaria

Fire Races Across Gran Canaria

The fire is tearing through pine forests in mountainous terrain on the second most populous of the Canary Islands.

Published Aug 20, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Human Presence Remote Sensing

Nighttime Swirls

Nighttime Swirls

A common cloud pattern, known as von Kármán vortices, makes an appearance at night.

Published Aug 19, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Remote Sensing