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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14404/pmel_max.pdf Maximum Wave Height (210 kB PDF) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14404/pmel_TT.pdf Travel Time (280 kB PDF) These maps show modeled maximum wave height (top) and travel time (lower) for the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004. Although the epicenter of the earthquake that triggered the tsunami was near the northern tip of Sumatra, the sea floor shifted along an arc stretching about 1200 km to the north....
Topics: Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Sri Lanka, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Somalia, Where -- Seychelles
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14404
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Western Europe continued to bake in late July 2006. Following an unusually warm spell earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=13743 between July 12 and 19, temperatures across most of the region remained much warmer than normal. This image shows land surface (as opposed to air) temperatures collected from July 20-27, 2006, compared to the average temperatures for that period over the past six years (2000-2005). Places that were up to ten degrees Celsius warmer...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Belgium, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Ireland, Where -- Netherlands, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17094
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The Witch Fire in San Diego County was encroaching on the city of Ramona on October 22, 2007, when the commercial satellite Quickbird captured this high-resolution view of the area. A line of smoke plumes cuts diagonally through the scene just north of Ramona Airport, and to the west, distinct plumes rise from smaller fires near the airport. Other actively burning areas in the north appear to follow the edge of a natural area or park north of the city. A...
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Los Angeles
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19227
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Blistering temperatures swept across Europe in mid-July 2006. Both Britain and Germany experienced their hottest July on record, reported the Associated Press. The heat is reflected in this land surface temperature image, made from data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite between July 12 and July 19, 2006. Regions where land surface temperatures were warmer than the average temperatures during the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Germany, Where -- France, Where -- Belgium, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17092
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This relatively clear scene over Brazil reveals the widespread deforestation taking place where the Xingu River flows into the Mato Grosso region in the country's midwest. The dark green areas show pristine forest canopy, while the light green and brownish areas show where the forest has been cleared. Red dots show the locations of actively burning fires. This true-color image was acquired by the modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9449
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On October 27, 2002, the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this true-color image of the eruption of Europe's largest and most active volcano, Mt. Etna, on the island of Sicily. The volcano's thermal signature was detected by MODIS and is marked with a red dot. On the northern slopes of the volcano, the thermal signature detected could be a forest fire caused by the eruption. A long, grayish-brown plume of...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10376
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In late February 2008, Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park suffered a major blow when an accidental fire scorched a large section of the relatively small (188-square- kilometer) park. Located in central Kenya, the park is most famous for the flocks of flamingoes that congregate to graze on the cyanobacteria that thrive in the shallow, alkaline lake. But the surrounding marshes, woodlands, and savanna also provide habitat for some of Africa's famous large mammals, including white and black...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19637
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Almost 440,000 acres are burning in Oregon as of August 4, 2002. Almost half of those acres are comprised of two large fires (red dots near coastline) in the southwest portion of the state in the Klamath Mountains. The Florence Fire is more than 198,000 acres and only 5 percent contained. In places the terrain is so rugged and inaccessible that fire crews are detonating explosives in the ground to create fire breaks in places that are too difficult to manually construct. Just to the south is...
Topics: Where -- Oregon, Where -- California, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9912
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A tropical cylone that hit India's East coast caused at least one death in Bangladesh and sank four fishing boats in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, November 13, 2002. Heavily populated, low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable to storms that roar in off the Bay of Bengal. A tropical cyclone in 1991 killed at least 138,000 people and left millions homeless. The TRMM satellite passed almost directly over the cyclone on Tuesday and TRMM's Precipitation Radar showed the...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Bay of Bengal,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10511
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Officials in Namibia worked quickly to evacuate more people in the southern Caprivi Strip as a second wave of flooding on the Zambezi River pushed south toward Lake Liambezi. The lake has been dry since 1985, and the flood waters are expected to spread quickly as the lake fills. The Caprivi Strip began to flood in early February, far earlier than the typical rainy season floods. This year's floods have affected some 50,000 people and are being called the worst floods the region has seen since...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Namibia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12862
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With sustained winds near 140 km per hour (87 mph), Tropical Cyclone Kalunde was situated well south and east of Diego Garcia in the center of the Indian Ocean. However, the latest forecasts suggest Kalunde will soon veer increasingly southward toward oblivion in the colder latitudes of the southern Indian Ocean. This true-color image of the storm was acquired on March 10, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. The high-resolution image...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11021
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Heavy rains during the first week of July brought as much as 2 feet of rain to some places in southeastern Texas, and this Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) image taken from the landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Landsat 7 satellite shows the result: massive flooding of three major river systems along the Gulf of Mexico. In this false-color image from July 8, 2002, rivers and standing water appear blue against the red and green landscape. The southernmost river is the Nueces River, with its northern...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, Where -- Texas, Where -- Gulf of Mexico
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9833
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In late March 2008, Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's big island released a plume of ash and/or steam. The U.S. Air Force Weather Agency reported that the eruption created an area of or volcanic smog, extending westward over the Pacific Ocean. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image of the volcanic emissions on March 24, 2008. Although clouds cover much of the island's surface, the vog is clearly...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19708
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The image above shows Tropical Storm Celia on July 21, 2004, in visible light, as you would perceive it from space. Located in the eastern north Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, Celia has a small eye with an 80-90 percent closed eyewall. Celia briefly reached hurricane status on July 22 when sustained winds reached 75 miles per hour and gusts reached 92 mph, making it the first hurricane of the eastern north Pacific season. This image was acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder...
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, What -- AIRS, What -- Aqua, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13557
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This RADARSAT-1 image shows the aftermath of heavy flooding along the Gash River in the east African countries of Sudan and Eritrea (described by an alternate spelling, ''Erythrea,'' in the image). The rain-induced floods lasted from July 28 to August 21, 2003. At the flood's height, 79 percent of Kassala city, Sudan, was flooded, leaving 80 percent of the population homeless. The region also suffered heavy losses in agriculture. In this image, taken on August 24, 2003, by the Canadian Space...
Topics: What -- Radarsat 1, What -- RadarSat, Where -- Sudan, Where -- Eritrea
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12099
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Tropical Cyclone Helen swirled just off the northern coast of Australia on January 4, 2008. The storm struck in a fairly sparsely settled part of Australia: the only major city, Darwin, is 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Channel Point, where the www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Category 2 storm ultimately came ashore. Winds peaked around 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour) late on January 4. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Australia, Where -- Gulf of Carpentaria, Where -- Timor Sea
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19533
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On March 10, 2007, thick plumes of dust blew off the west coast of Africa and over the Canary Islands. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the tan dust strikes a strong contrast with the navy blue ocean. The dust plumes are thickest over the Canary Islands, almost thick enough to completely obscure the satellite's view of them. The dust plumes thin somewhat north...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18106
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For over 500 years, Arctic explorers have sought a passage between the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Such a passage, often called the Northwest Passage, would connect Europe to Asia via shorter routes than the long voyage south around Africa. In 1497, English King Henry VII sent Italian explorer John Cabot to look for this hypothetical route and expeditions from some of the most famous explorers in the centuries that followed--Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook among them--met with...
Topics: What -- Explorer, Where -- Alaska, Where -- Russia, Where -- East Siberian Sea, What -- Aqua, What...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18962
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On January 29, 2007, a dust storm blew northward across Turkmenistan toward Uzbekistan. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. This image shows multiple sources for the dust in both Iran and Afghanistan. As sand covers much of Turkmenistan, however, dust could also have been picked up there, and just been hidden under the plume. Mixed with the dust plume are clouds, which fringe it on...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Turkmenistan, Where -- Uzbekistan, Where -- Iran, Where -- Afghanistan,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17944
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On Tuesday, July 20, 2004, the temperatures in Tokyo, Japan, hit a record-breaking 39.5 degrees Celsius (103.1 Fahrenheit), the hottest temperature ever recorded since records began in 1923, according to a http://www.terradaily.com/2004/040720111656.3mvtgiy1.html TerraDaily news report. This image of average land surface temperatures across the islands between July 11 and July 18 shows how temperatures around the urban areas on the largest Japanese island, Honshu, climbed toward 40 degrees...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Tokyo, Where -- Japan, Where -- California
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13536
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Along historic www.historic66.com/ Route 66, just southeast of the little town of Amboy, California, lies a dried-up lake. Dry lakebeds are good sources of two things: salt and dust. In this image, the now-parched Bristol Lake offers up both. On April 12, 2007, dust storms menaced the area around Amboy. To the northwest, near Newberry Springs, California, dust hampered visibility and led to a multi-car collision on Interstate 40, killing two people and injuring several others. The same day, the...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18271
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Typhoon Kalmaegi was grazing the Pacific-facing coast of Taiwan in the morning hours of July 17, 2008. The www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Category 2 typhoon raised alarms on land and sea. The Central Weather Bureau in Taipei, Taiwan's capital, forecasted that the storm would bring high winds and heavy rain to the island throughout the day. The storm was predicted to touch land briefly at the island's northern tip before crossing the straits between Taiwan and China. This natural-color...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Taiwan, Where -- Taipei, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=20241
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After nearly four years of drought, Tunisia continues to receive rain this winter. The salt pans are full of water, and they can be seen in this false-color image acquired on March 2, 2003, by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. During the dry season, the salt pans of Tunisia and Algeria contain little or no water. In this false-color image water is blue and black. Snow, which has also fallen in abundance in the higher...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Tunisia, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10838
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On the island of Java, a ''mud volcano'' has been spewing thousands of cubic meters of mud every day since late May 2006. According to BBC news, British geologists believe that oil and gas drilling ruptured pressurized limestone rock and enabled water and mud to reach the surface. The oil company and others have suggested that the event could be related to the May 27 earthquake earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=13629 near Yogyakarta. Regardless of the...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What -- Terra
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A fast-moving fire north of Los Angeles, California, forced thousands of people from their homes over the weekend of July 17 and 18, 2004. This image of the Foothill Fire was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on July 18, 2004. The areas where MODIS detected active fire are outlined in red. Image courtesy the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
Topics: What -- FAST, What -- Aqua, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13501
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/16000/16907/23-28june06_ne_rain.qt Quicktime (680 x 488; 5.2 MB) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/16000/16907/23-28june06_ne_rain_small.qt Quicktime (224 x 160; 816 kB) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/16000/16907/23-28june06_ne_rain_small.qt MPEG (224 x 160; 1.1 MB) Heavy rain triggered widespread flooding across the eastern United States from June 23 to June 27, 2006. The rains fell as a steady stream of very moist tropical air...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Where -- United States of America, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16907
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In the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests in north-central Washington, the Pot Peak Fire has been burning since it was started by lightning on June 26, 2004. In late July, another lightning-caused fire, the Deep Harbor Fire, sprang up nearby and the two had grown to more than 47,000 acres by August 17. The fires were burning in the Sawtooth Mountains around Lake Chelan about 15 miles northwest of the town of Chelan. This image shows the Pot Peak (left of center) and Deep Harbor (above and...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13712
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Even through heavy smoke a number of actively burning areas of the McNalley Fire in Sequoia National Forest north of Kernville, California, were detected in this image from the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured on July 24, 2002. These active fires are marked with red dots, and they provide evidence of the struggle firefighters face: the fire is only 5 percent contained, and active on multiple fronts. Begun Sunday, July 21, the fire has consumed...
Topic: Where -- California
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9964
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The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Namtheun churning in the Pacific waters southwest of Hachijojima, Japan. At the time this image was taken, Namtheun had maximum sustained winds of 80 knots with higher gusts to 100 knots and was movind due west at 4 knots. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2004211-0729/Namtheun.A2004211.0405.2km.jpg additional resolutions and formats. Image...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Japan, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13585
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The swollen rivers of Western Turkey cut dark blue ribbons across the brilliant green landscape of this false-color modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image. Starting on January 22, 2004, a rare earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=11924 winter storm blanketed Western Turkey with snow. The equivalent of a month's precipitation fell around Istanbul in just 24 hours. By February 7, when the aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Istanbul, Where -- Aegean Sea, Where -- Goddard Space...
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Hurricane Ele became Typhoon Ele as it crossed the International Date Line this past weekend. The typhoon/hurricane be seen in the central Pacific in this true-color image taken on August 31, 2002, by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft. As of September 4, the typhoon was several hundred miles east of the International Date Line and making its way north through the Pacific, packing sustained winds of up to 92 miles...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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When the last of the clouds trailing earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14295 Cyclone Gonu cleared on June 10, 2007, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite recorded extensive flooding along Iran's southeastern coast. Ranging from turquoise to dark blue, streams of water contrast starkly with the bare, tan-pink desert in the top image. The worst of the flooding is concentrated...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Iran, Where -- Oman
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On the afternoon of April 13, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite detected two smoky fires burning in northwestern Arkansas' Boston Mountains when the sensor passed over head and collected this image. The actively burning part of the fire detected by MODIS is outlined in red. Both fires have large plumes of smoke drifting northward. The Arkansas River runs through the image's bottom left corner, while at top,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Arkansas, Where -- Boston, Where -- Missouri, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
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The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Tokage on October 19, 2004 at 2:15 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Tokage was located approximately 98 miles south-southest of Okinawa, Japan and had maximum sustained winds near 86 mph. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2004293-1019/Tokage.A2004293.0215 additional resolutions and formats. NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Japan, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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In this image, Tropical Cyclone Zoe is located near 11.8S and 170.2E and is moving west-southwest at about 7 knots but is expected to gradually turn to the southwest. Maximum 10-minute average winds near the center are estimated at 125 knots and are expected to increase to 135 knots in the next 12 hours. Image courtesy Jeffrey Schmaltz,
Topic: Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Tropical Cyclone Glenda formed off the northwestern coast of Australia on March 27, 2006. The storm quickly built into a powerful and well-defined cyclone during the next day. Powerful winds have whipped up surf along the coastline of Western Australia's Pilbara region, and the storm has brought heavy rains to the islands off the Kimberly coast. As of March 30, 2006, the storm had lost some power and was ranked as a powerful Category 4 storm, after having peaked the previous day. This...
Topics: What -- Spectrometer, What -- Earth, Where -- Australia
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In the savannas of Australia's Northern Territory, the wet season draws to a close around April. In the early months of the dry season, while conditions are still relatively cool, and the vegetation is still moist from the recent rains, land managers set strategic fires in a patchwork of landscapes to prevent larger, more devastating fires later in the dry season. This image of the Northern Territory on June 10, 2007, was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Timor Sea, Where -- Australia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14974/Bangladesh_TMO_2005132_lrg.jpg May 12, 2005 (2.72 MB) Flash floods poured over the Khasi Hills after heavy unseasonal rains fell in Bangladesh starting on May 24, 2005. Located along Bangladesh's northeast border with India, the hill region is particularly prone to flooding during the summer monsoon, but these rains and floods came early. On May 27, 2005, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS )...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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On April 4, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image showing numerous fires (marked in red) burning across the Yucatan Peninsula (top center), and the Central American countries to the south: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Although MODIS cannot tell the cause of fires, April is one of the dry-season months in the area, and it is possible that the fires are a mixture of...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Guatemala, Where -- El Salvador, Where -- Salvador, Where -- Honduras,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16385
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Topical Cyclone Eseta blew past Fiji on March 13, 2003, and was rapidly weakening on March 14, as it moved toward the South Pole. This true-color image from the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite shows Eseta southeast of Fiji (upper left) on March 13, 2003. The high-resolution image provided above is 1 kilometer per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial resolution of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Fiji, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11073
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Mud-colored sediment colors the bay near Suva, Fiji's capital city. Seperated from the ocean by the thin white line formed by a coral reef in this image, the brown water in the bay is the most obvious sign of the flooding and landslides that claimed the lives of at least 10 people in the past week. An intense storm on April 8, 2004, triggered the deadly landslides and flooding. A second storm moved through on April 15, bringing additional flooding. Water and mud closed the roads leading into...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Suva, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where -- Fiji
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13051
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/19000/19874/Myanmar_TMO_2008126_lrg.jpg May 5, 2008 (1.7 MB JPEG) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/19000/19874/Myanmar_TMO_2008106_lrg.jpg April 15, 2008 (1.3 MB JPEG) The first cyclone of the 2008 season in the northern Indian Ocean was a devastating one for Burma (Myanmar). According to reports from Accuweather.com, earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14810 Cyclone Nargis made landfall with sustained...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Yangon
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19874
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In New Mexico (right), the Dry Lake Complex Fire was billowing smoke southward over the forested mountains on July 8, 2003. To the southwest in Arizona, the Aspen Fire appeared subdued, with only one active fire location marked in red on the southern flank of Mt. Lemmon, northeast of Tucson. The large river running north-south at the right edge of the image is the Rio Grande. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at...
Topics: Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Arizona, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11581
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An immense dust storm was sweeping across northern Africa on January 9, 2005, and out over the Atlantic Ocean. The cloud of swirling, tan-colored dust stretches the width of the image -- a distance of nearly 5,300 kilometers (3,293 miles). If we could pick the cloud up and relocate it to North America, it would stretch all the way across the United States and hang out into the oceans on both coasts for several hundred kilometers. This image was made from observations collected by the Moderate...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14441
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Dozens of fires were raging across Siberia on July 25, 2003, and were detected by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. Marked with red dots, the fires are creating a blanket of smoke, which in recent days has caused airports in the region to close due to lack of visibility. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11816
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Some snow isn't an unexpected occurrence in the mountainous terrain of the small country of Lesotho, a small, roughly circular country located between Free State Province and Eastern Cape Province in the Republic of South Africa. But over the weekend of July 20, 2002, a severe snow storm dumped several feet of snow in the Drakensbueg Mountains, and turned many parts of the country into disaster areas. According to news reports, at least 22 people died and many more were stranded in mountain...
Topics: Where -- Lesotho, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10001
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In southwestern Oregon, the Florence Fire (north) and the Sour Biscuit Fire (south) continue to grow explosively. This image from the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus was captured on July 29, 2002. The Florence Fire had grown to 50,000 acres and the Sour Biscuit Fire had grown to 16,000 acres. Numerous evacuation notices remain in effect. In this false-color image, vegetation is green, burned areas are deep magenta, actively burning fronts are bright pink, and smoke is blue. Image...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Oregon
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9936
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The dust storm that plagued Iraq on August 8, 2005, and delayed constitution talks lingered over the region the next day. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard the aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite took this picture on August 9, 2005. In this image, a pale beige cloud of dust several hundred kilometers across sweeps out of Iraq and over the Persian Gulf in the southeast. This dust storm was caused by a phenomenon known as a shamal (also called...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15244
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Tropical Cyclone Melanie had an impressive appearance on December 30, 2007, as the storm swirled off the coast of Western Australia. Fortunately, the storm, which had sustained winds of 125 kilometers per hour (70 miles per hour), did not come ashore, and it brought only moderate storm conditions to the sparsely populated coast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite acquired this photo-like image at 2:10 p.m....
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Australia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19471
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Scorching summer sun, burning pavement, stinging sweat -- normal for July. But in July 2006, temperatures climbed above average levels for the previous six years and stayed warm for several days. During mid-July, a heat wave settled over most of the United States, with air temperatures soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). Land surface temperatures climbed as well, as this image shows. Most of the United States and portions of Canada and Mexico were much warmer than they had been...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Canada,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17089
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Skies in the north were mostly cloudy when NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed over California on June 30, 2008, but the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) sensor was able to get this cloud-free shot of Southern California showing fires burning south of Monterey. Places where the sensor detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. Smoke spreads north up the coast. The two fires pictured are among the largest of scores of fires burning in the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- California
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=20104
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Several weeks after its eruption on May 2, 2008, Chile's Chaiten Volcano continued releasing a plume of ash and steam. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image on June 18, 2008. In this image, a plume blows westward away from the volcano, following a meandering path as it travels over the ocean. The volcanic plume is slightly darker and more diffuse than the nearby bright white clouds....
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19923
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In the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in northern Washington, a complex of two large fires that started in July continued to burn on August 2, 2006. The Tripod Complex Fire was burning in beetle-killed lodgepole pine forests and had grown to more than 40,000 acres as of August 3, according to estimates from the National Interagency Fire Center. West of Lake Chelan, the smaller Tin Pan Fire continued to burn as well. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Washington, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17028
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Started in late July, the Tripod Complex Fire in northern Washington continued to grow at the beginning of the third week of August 2006. The www.nifc.gov/information.html National Interagency Fire Center estimated the fire at 83,436 acres and 25 percent contained on August 14. Residences and other structures remained threatened by the fire. This image of the fire, which is northeast of the town of Twisp, was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Washington, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17034
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Tropical Storm Chanchu formed in the western Pacific on May 8, 2006, roughly 500 miles east of the Philippines. The storm gradually built strength and size, reaching typhoon strength by May 11. It lost some strength as it crossed the Philippines, but once clear of the islands, it regained power and became a typhoon once again as it continued westward across the South China Sea. This photo-like image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS)...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Philippines, Where -- South China Sea, Where -- China, Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16646
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Two tropical cyclones were hovering near Australia's coastline on March 10, 2005, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite captured this image. The larger storm, at left, is Cyclone Willy, which the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported on March 11 to be strengthening but unlikely to come ashore. At top center, Cyclone Ingrid was re-strengthening in the Gulf of Carpentaria after losing some momentum and power...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Gulf of Carpentaria, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14701
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On December 6, 2003, a wide plume of dust blew over North Africa and northwestward over the Mediterranean Sea. Tracking dust storms is important for a variety of reasons. Dust injects nutrients, such as iron, into marine ecosystems. Dust also carries bacteria and spores from fungi, which can cause disease far away. Dust storms can cause or worsen breathing problems. Finally, dust in the atmosphere can also influence climate and weather. Numerous dust storms carry Saharan dust across the...
Topics: Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- United States of America, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12535
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In the Mato Grosso region of Brazil, numerous smoky fires were burning on June 18, 2003, and have been marked with red dots in this modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. Light-green areas of deforestation mix with the deep green of forests. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS' maximum spatial resolution of...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11379
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14319/aqua_iran_05dec04_250m.jpg December 5, 2004 (Aqua MODIS; 2.0 Mb) Floods raged across Iran's coastal state of Bushehr on December 10, 2004, as heavy rain drenched the region. The water damaged large sections of the city of Kangan, and was blamed for up to 28 deaths, according to local media reports. On December 11, the clouds had largely cleared, but muddy water remained. In the above false-color pair, clear water is black, while...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, What -- Earth
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Drought and a heatwave were making the job of Portugal's firefighters difficult in mid-July 2005. Although they contained numerous blazes that had been burning around the city of Porto for nearly a week, a large blaze in the Estrela Mountains in the center of the country was still burning on July 23, 2005, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed over head and captured this image. Active fire locations that...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where -- Portugal
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15140
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Firefighters in Portugal have brought most of the severe fires that were plaguing the country over the last week under control, but high temperatures, gusty winds, and the threat of electrical storms this coming weekend mean the danger has not yet passed, and a few of the fires still burning (marked with red dots in this image) are proving difficult to contain. This false-color image of the fires and the burned areas (dark reddish brown) was captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11866
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Smoke from forest fires in Portugal hangs over a bank of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean (left) on August 8, 2003. Fires are under greater control than earlier in the week, but not totally absent. Several fires were detected by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite and are marked with red dots in the image. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Portugal, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11868
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This false-color image reveals a large plume of African desert dust blowing westward over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco. The tan color of the dust makes it easy to distinguish from the purplish-white color of clouds in the region. In this scene, the plume spans all the way from the Strait of Gibraltar (upper right) to well past the Canary Islands (lower left). The high-resolution image available here is 500 meters per pixel. Copies of this scene at...
Topics: Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Gibraltar, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13552
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A number of wildfires burning in southwestern Russia filled the skies over Moscow with a thick pall of smoke on July 30-31, 2002. This true-color scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's www.ssec.wisc.edu/datacenter/ Terra satellite, on July 30. Image courtesy Liam Gumley, www.ssec.wisc.edu/datacenter/ Space Science and Engineering Center , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Russia, Where -- Moscow, Where -- Wisconsin, Where -- Madison
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10034
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Particulate air pollution is a complex mixture of particles of varying origins and compositions. Determining the type and abundance of tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols, is needed for monitoring air quality and for understanding climate change. During the last weeks of March 2003, unusually high and widespread aerosol pollution was detected over Europe by several satellite-borne instruments. The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite...
Topics: What -- MISR, Where -- Slovakia, Where -- Austria, What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Baltic...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11221
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A fast-moving dust storm whipped across the Middle East between January 24 and 25, 2005. By January 25 (top), the plume of dust stretched hundreds of kilometers across Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and the Persian Gulf (lower right corner). The pinkish-tan dust softens and blurs the richer orange and tan color of the region's desert terrain and partially veils the olive-colored wetlands in southern Iraq. The pair of images at the bottom show the progression of the dust storm on January 24....
Topics: What -- FAST, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14560
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Ash from the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano on the island of Montserrat continues to spread out over the surface of the ocean on July 15, 2003, coloring the deep blue ocean waters bright blue. Where the previous day's image showed a plume of gray ash drifting southwestward from the island, this image shows where the ash settled down on the water's surface. This modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image shows a red outline on the eastern edge of the...
Topics: Where -- Montserrat, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11772
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On July 30, 2003, fires continued to burn in Glacier National Park in northwest Montana (center). This modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite shows the actively burning sections of the Robert Fire (first cluster of red dots north of Flathead Lake), the Trapper Creek Fire (to the north of Robert), and the Wedge Canyon Fire (just south of the Montana-Alberta border). In Alberta, MODIS also detected active fire...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Montana, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11834
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Tropical Cyclone Hary can be seen just off the southern tip of Madagascar in this true-color image taken on March 12, 2002 at 6:50 UTC by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. The cyclone, which came from the northeast, narrowly missed Madagascar this past weekend and instead skirted the eastern shore of the island. When this image was taken, the cyclone was packing winds of over 125 kilometers (75 miles) per hour. Currently, Tropical...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9249
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/16000/16373/Danube_AMO_2006080_lrg.jpg March 21, 2006 (5.09 MB) Spring 2006 brought raging floods to Central Europe, and perhaps nowhere are the floods more apparent than in the wide delta of the Danube River. When the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured the top image on April 21, 2006, the delta was almost entirely covered with water, which appears black and...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16373
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Seasonal agricultural burning continued to intensify across Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004. In this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite, the locations of actively burning fires across Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos are marked with red dots. Two particularly concentrated areas of burning are visible. One is in the northern part of the broad river valley in western Thailand, at image left. The other...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Cambodia, Where -- Laos, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14326
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The Warm Fire in northern Arizona was churning out a huge cloud of smoke on June 26, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite passed overhead and collected this image just before 1:00 p.m local time. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are marked in red. Smoke spreads southward over the Grand Canyon. According to the June 27 report from the www.nifc.gov/nicc/ National Interagency Fire Center,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Arizona, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Agricultural fires are burning in Northern China (south) and southern Russia (north) on March 28, 2003. The fires were detected by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite and are marked in red. Some of the fires are associated with dark brown burn scars. The high-resolution image provided here is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides a copy of this image at MODIS' maximum resolution of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- China, Where -- Russia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11114
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In southwestern Russia, snow has retreated from the brown landscape, and farmers are preparing land for the spring planting. This modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from March 31, 2003, shows scattered fires marked with red dots. Fires are concentrated in the fan-shaped Volga River Delta at right and all along the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains at bottom). Ice persists in the northeastern corner of the Caspian Sea (right edge), while ice-free...
Topics: Where -- Russia, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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A milky green cloud of water off the Namib Desert coast of Namibia in southern Africa is a tell-tale sign of sulfur rising to the surface. The yellowish clouds of sulfur come from hydrogen sulfide gas produced by anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that can live without oxygen) at the ocean floor. In this region, strong currents bring abundant food from the bottom of the ocean to nurture large plant and animal populations. As the surface life dies, it sinks to the bottom of the ocean, where it becomes...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Namibia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12831