Remote Sensing

Ex-cell-ent Clouds off Chile’s Coast
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Ex-cell-ent Clouds off Chile’s Coast

Satellites have exposed the impressive coverage of marine stratocumulus clouds as well as their compelling shapes and patterns.

Published Feb 3, 2023

Image of the Day Atmosphere Water Remote Sensing

Sichuan’s Smoggy Basin
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Sichuan’s Smoggy Basin

The waters of an ancient lake once pooled in this basin in southwestern China. Now haze and air pollution do the same.

Published Feb 2, 2023

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Remote Sensing

Cheneso Floods Madagascar
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Cheneso Floods Madagascar

Heavy rain from the tropical cyclone triggered flash floods and landslides along the island nation’s northwestern coast.

Published Jan 31, 2023

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Severe Storms Remote Sensing

Wintry Dunes on Earth and Mars
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Wintry Dunes on Earth and Mars

Dunes on both planets occasionally get blanketed with ice and snow—except on Earth the white stuff is frozen water and on Mars it’s often frozen carbon dioxide.

Published Jan 31, 2023

Image of the Day Land Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

Midwest Farmers Using Cover Crops Take Small Yield Hit
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Midwest Farmers Using Cover Crops Take Small Yield Hit

Although cover crops have significant environmental benefits, researchers found that they hinder yields on corn and soybean fields.

Published Jan 26, 2023

Image of the Day Land Human Presence Remote Sensing