Remote Sensing

Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave
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Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave

Extreme heat has descended on the southwestern United States, with several states enduring temperatures near and above record highs for June.

Published Jun 16, 2021

Image of the Day Heat Land Drought Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

Finding Gold Mining Hotspots in Peru
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Finding Gold Mining Hotspots in Peru

Researchers have created a satellite-based tool to help officials identify new activity.

Published Jun 16, 2021

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Heatwave Scorches the Middle East
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Heatwave Scorches the Middle East

A phenomenon known as a “heat dome” set the stage for remarkably high temperatures as meteorological summer got under way.

Published Jun 11, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

Western Soils and Plants are Parched
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Western Soils and Plants are Parched

For the second year in a row, drought has overtaken much of the United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.

Published Jun 11, 2021

Image of the Day Land Water Drought Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

Lake Victoria’s Rising Waters
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Lake Victoria’s Rising Waters

Intense rains during the wet season for a second year in a row have caused trouble for riparian communities near Africa’s largest lake.

Published Jun 10, 2021

Image of the Day Water Remote Sensing