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Snow and Ice

Clear Skies Over Alaska
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Clear Skies Over Alaska

Views of mainland Alaska from the ISS are uncommon due to frequent cloud cover and the limits of the ISS orbit trajectory.

Published Sep 19, 2019

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Malaspina on the Move
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Malaspina on the Move

More than 30 years of ice velocity data are helping scientists tease out how mountain glaciers respond to climate change.

Published Sep 6, 2019

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Mount Rainier
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Mount Rainier

The tallest mountain of the Cascade Range is a Pacific Northwest icon.

Published Aug 30, 2019

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Nearing the Limit of Retreat
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Nearing the Limit of Retreat

One branch of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier seems to have retreated as far as it can, while the other still has some distance to go.

Published Aug 28, 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 Aug 28, 2019

Atmosphere Land Water Snow and Ice Remote Sensing