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Snow and Ice

Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains
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Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains

A quick drop in atmospheric pressure produced an intense storm with hurricane-force winds.

Published Mar 14, 2019

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Earth — A Photo-Essay
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Earth — A Photo-Essay

NASA has a unique vantage point for observing the beauty and wonder of Earth and for making sense of it. The images in this book tell a story of a 4.5-billion-year-old planet where there is always something new to see.

Published Feb 20, 2019

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Countdown to Calving at Brunt Ice Shelf
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Countdown to Calving at Brunt Ice Shelf

Cracks growing across the ice shelf are poised to release an iceberg about twice size of New York City.

Published Feb 19, 2019

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Icy Moose River
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Icy Moose River

This photograph, taken near the northernmost extent of the space station’s orbit, shows ice growth in the midst of freezing season near James Bay in northern Ontario.

Published Jan 30, 2019

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Snow Cover
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Snow Cover

Snow and ice influences climate by reflecting sunlight back into space. When it melts, snow is a source of water for drinking and vegetation; too much snowmelt can lead to floods. These maps show average snow cover by month.

Mar 2000 — Dec 2018

Snow and Ice