Temperature Extremes

Blue-green Algae at Lake Burrinjuck
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Blue-green Algae at Lake Burrinjuck

In early 2021, authorities warned about potentially toxic blooms at a popular recreational lake in New South Wales.

Published Mar 5, 2021

Water Drought Fires Water Color Temperature Extremes

A Watery Day for Lake Lefroy
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A Watery Day for Lake Lefroy

Spectacular patterns emerged as stormwater pooled on the salt crust of this ephemeral lake in Western Australia.

Published Feb 12, 2021

Image of the Day Land Water Drought Fires Temperature Extremes

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 1.2°C (2°F) since the late 19th century.

Published Jan 14, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Remote Sensing World of Change Temperature Extremes

Fraser Island Blazes
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Fraser Island Blazes

Fires have scorched half of a World Heritage Site and threatened local wildlife.

Published Dec 10, 2020

Image of the Day Land Drought Fires Human Presence Temperature Extremes

Spring Heats Up Down Under
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Spring Heats Up Down Under

The country endured its hottest spring and November on record.

Published Dec 3, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Drought Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes