Remote Sensing

Mapping Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuel Exploitation
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Mapping Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuel Exploitation

Scientists track the sources of 97 million metric tons of methane emissions.

Published Jan 25, 2022

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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai
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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai

NASA scientists have been closely watching the evolution of the volcanic island near Tonga since 2015.

Published Jan 21, 2022

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts

Several Earth-observing satellites collected data during and after the potent blast spurred a tsunami and lofted volcanic material high into the stratosphere.

Published Jan 18, 2022

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Great Lakes Cloud Streets
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Great Lakes Cloud Streets

Winter winds can create long, thin cloud bands that stretch hundreds of kilometers across the sky.

Published Jan 17, 2022

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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend
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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend

The past eight years have been the warmest in the global record.

Published Jan 14, 2022

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