Remote Sensing

Smoke Across North America
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Smoke Across North America

Skies turned hazy from Pittsburgh to Washington to Boston, as smoke from fires in Canada poured into the U.S. Northeast.

Published Jul 21, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Algae Abound Along Florida Coast
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Algae Abound Along Florida Coast

Tampa Bay is teeming with Karenia brevis months before it usually blooms.

Published Jul 17, 2021

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Space Lasers Map Meltwater Lakes
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Space Lasers Map Meltwater Lakes

Satellites can “see” Antarctica’s surface deform as basins fill and empty on, within, and under the ice.

Published Jul 9, 2021

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Anticipating Future Sea Levels
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Anticipating Future Sea Levels

While scientists have grown more confident about projections of sea level rise for the next few decades, many competing factors make it hard to see far into the coastal future.

Published Jul 8, 2021

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A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe
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A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe

While record-breaking heat enveloped the Pacific Northwest in June 2021, other parts of the Northern Hemisphere also saw early-summer temperatures climb.

Published Jun 30, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Water Fires Snow and Ice Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes