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In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.
In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.

2013 Yosemite Fire Assessed by NASA Satellite Data

In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.

Target: Earth
Mission: Aqua
Spacecraft: Aqua
Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA18795
Added: 2014-09-02

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2013 Yosemite Fire Assessed by NASA Satellite Data

In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.

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This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.
This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.

Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt (Animation)

This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA18035
Added: 2014-03-05

Views: 1085

Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt (Animation)

This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.

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Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.
Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.

Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt

Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.

Target: Earth
Mission: Terra
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA18034
Added: 2014-03-05

Views: 1017

Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt

Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.

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NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.
NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.

NASA's CloudSat Eyes Powerful Typhoon Utor

NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.

Target: Earth
Mission: CloudSat
Spacecraft: Aqua
Instrument: Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA17413
Added: 2013-08-22

Views: 1559

NASA's CloudSat Eyes Powerful Typhoon Utor

NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.

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Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.
Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.

Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves

Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.

Target: Earth
Mission: Aqua, Terra
Spacecraft: Aqua, Terra
Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA17284
Added: 2013-06-13

Views: 1516

Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves

Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.

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The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.

MODIS Satellite See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season

The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.

Target: Earth
Mission: Aqua
Spacecraft: Aqua
Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA17053
Added: 2013-05-13

Views: 1117

MODIS Satellite See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season

The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.

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Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.

Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season

Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.

Target: Earth
Mission: Aqua, OSCAT
Spacecraft: Aqua, Oceansat-2
Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), OSCAT Scatterometer
ID#: PIA17052
Added: 2013-05-13

Views: 1280

Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season

Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.

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In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Effect of Seasonal Vegetation Cycle on Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Target: Earth
Mission: Aqua
Spacecraft: Aqua
Instrument: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA15838
Added: 2012-06-28

Views: 2682

Effect of Seasonal Vegetation Cycle on Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.
In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.

NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods

In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.

Target: Earth
Mission: Earth Observing System (EOS)
Spacecraft: Aqua, CloudSat Satellite
Instrument: CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA13340
Added: 2010-08-19

Views: 3292

NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods

In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.

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On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.
On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.

NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume

On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.

Target: Earth
Mission: Earth Observing System (EOS)
Spacecraft: Terra
Instrument: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
ID#: PIA13046
Added: 2010-04-16

Views: 3163

NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume

On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.

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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.
NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.

CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon

NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.

Target: Earth
Mission: Earth Observing System (EOS)
Spacecraft: Aqua, CloudSat Satellite
Instrument: AMSR-E, Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), MODIS
ID#: PIA12198
Added: 2009-09-15

Views: 2910

CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon

NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.

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NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.
NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.

Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass

NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.

Target: Earth
Mission: Earth Observing System (EOS)
Spacecraft: Aqua, CloudSat Satellite
Instrument: AMSR-E, Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), MODIS
ID#: PIA12179
Added: 2009-08-21

Views: 3342

Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass

NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.

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