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Remote Sensing

A Raft of Rock
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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 22, 2019

Image of the Day Water Remote Sensing

Building a Long-Term Record of Fire
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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 20, 2019

Image of the Day Remote Sensing

Fire Races Across Gran Canaria
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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 19, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Human Presence Remote Sensing

Nighttime Swirls
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Nighttime Swirls

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

Published Aug 16, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Remote Sensing

Eerie Blooms in Lake Erie
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Eerie Blooms in Lake Erie

In July 2019, a severe toxic algal bloom began spreading over the western basin of Lake Erie.

Published Aug 14, 2019

Image of the Day Water Human Presence Remote Sensing Water Color