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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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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14410/khaolak_iko_2004364_lrg.jpg December 29, 2004 (1.3 MB JPEG) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14410/khaolak_iko_2003003_lrg.jpg eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14410/khaolak_iko_2003003_lrg.jpg January 3, 2003 (1.4 MB JPEG) The beaches of Khao Lak, Thailand were struck by a tsunami 2-3 hours after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake of December 26, 2004. Although 500 km away from the epicenter, the waves were 10...
Topic: Where -- Thailand
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14410
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Dust plumes blew westward across the Sahara Desert in late April 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image on April 26, 2008. The dust plumes in this image, which appear to originate in Algeria and Niger, appear pale beige, slightly darker than the underlying ground surface. A large cloud of dust has formed over Mauritania and western Mali. Africa's Sahara Desert stretches across some 4,800...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Niger, Where -- Mauritania
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19845
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A dust storm formed over the South Aral Sea on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on May 9, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite took this picture the same day. As with a earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14249 larger storm that occurred just two days earlier, this dust storm arose from a few plumes west of the Aral Sea, but primarily from sediments around the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Aral Sea, Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Uzbekistan, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18359
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/15000/15883/thailand_TRM_12-19dec05.qt Quicktime (.qt) format (790 kB) Parts of the Malay Peninsula, including southern Thailand and northern Malaysia, were hit hard by severe flooding after torrential monsoon rains that fell over two weeks in mid-December. December is part of the region's northeast monsoon, when prevailing northeasterly winds flow into the region from across the South China Sea. Because the winds carry abundant moisture, heavy rains...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Where -- Thailand, Where -- Malaysia, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15883
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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...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16446
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Topical Cyclone Kerry formed on January 6, 2005, near Fiji, and then began drifting westward toward Australia's northeast coast. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite shows Cyclone Kerry on January 9, 2005. Although the storm reached Category-3 strength at one point in its life cycle, by Wednesday, January 12, forecasters were reporting the storm had dropped to Category 1 status, and its westward...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Fiji
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14505
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Forest fires (marked with red dots) surround southern Russia's Lake Baikal on June 9, 2003. Scores of fires are burning in a variety of ecosystems, including mature spruce forests, cedar forests, and mixed forests. Smoke from these fires has been streaming across eastern Russia and China and out over the Pacific Ocean off and on for months, and has traveled around the world, reaching Canada and the United States. This true-color image was captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Russia, Where -- China, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Canada, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11146
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A fierce storm struck both the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov on November 11, 2007. According to news reports, as many as 10 ships either sank or ran aground, one of them an oil tanker. The Russian tanker Volganeft-139 was anchored to the sea floor in the Kerch Strait linking the Black and Azov Seas when 108-kilometer- (67-mile-) per-hour winds tore the ship apart. As of November 12, up to 2,000 metric tons of fuel oil had leaked from the ship. On November 11, 2007, the day the storm struck, the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Belarus, Where...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19330
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Scores of small fires (marked in red) were scattered across southern Russia on either side of the Volga River (runs north-south in right hand portion of scene), on August 23, 2004. This region between the Black and Caspian Seas (both out of scene to the southwest and southeast, respectively) is part of the Eurasian steppes, a flat, treeless area of southeastern Europe and central Asia. Today the region is a mixture of crop and grasslands. The fires pictured here are likely agricultural, with...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Russia, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13755
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/13000/13989/ikonos_gulfshore_21dec01_lrg.jpg December 21, 2001 (2.2 Mb) Gulf Shores, Alabama, appears to have been sand-blasted after Hurricane Ivan blew ashore on September 16, 2004. This photo-quality Ikonos image of the shoreline, taken on September 18, shows tan sand covering buildings, roads, and piles collecting in the forested area in the top right side of the image. The parking lots that lined the beach in December 2001 have disappeared under a...
Topic: Where -- Alabama
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13989
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Dust plumes blew off the coasts of Iran and Pakistan and over the Arabian Sea on January 4, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image the same day. Here, the dust plumes appear as pale beige wisps. One apparent source for the dust can be seen in Pakistan, perhaps 150 kilometers inland from the coast. South of the dust plumes, white clouds dot the sky. Aside from bands of greenish blue --...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Iran, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17829
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Measurements of carbon monoxide (CO) from the Measurements of Pollution in The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite show the pollutants from wildfires in southern Mexico being carried towards Florida. This image shows the mixing ratio of CO at about 3 km (700 km) above the surface for March 18-22, 2003. An earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=5678 image from SeaWIFS shows the smoke from the fires in the same region. There were...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Florida, Where -- Toronto
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10987
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A day after blowing off the west coast of Africa, a massive plume of Saharan dust moved westward over the Atlantic. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image on July 17, 2007. This image, which captures the eastern portion of the plume, shows that it has thinned somewhat, but still remains visible from space. As on the previous day, the dust plume mixes with clouds. NASA image courtesy the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18735
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On March 29, 2007, the Shiveluch Volcano (sometimes spelled Sheveluch) on the Russian Federation's Kamchatka Peninsula erupted. According to the www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/avoreport.php?view=kaminfo Alaska Volcano Observatory the volcano underwent an explosive eruption between 01:50 and 2:30 UTC, sending an ash cloud skyward roughly 9,750 meters (32,000 feet), based on visual estimates. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard NASA's...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Alaska, Where -- Indonesia
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18154
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In southern Africa, the annual burning season dotted the savannas surrounding Lake Tanganyika with hundreds of actively burning fires (marked in red) on June 11, 2005. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite shows fires in Democratic Republic of Congo (west of the lake), Tanzania (east of the lake), and northern Zambia (south of the lake). The widespread nature of the fires and the time of year suggest...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Tanzania, Where -- Zambia
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14921
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Just one week after the Sun sent billions of tons of gas hurtling at the Earth, it burst forth with the largest flare observed to date. The flare started on November 4, 2003, at 19:29 UTC and quickly saturated the http://www.sec.noaa.gov/index.html NOAA GOES-12 X-ray sensor that was observing it. Associated with the flare was an ejection of a billion tons or more of gas from the Sun's tenuous outer atmosphere, or corona. But because the flare occurred on the limb of the sun, pointing away from...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- GOES 12, What -- SOHO
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12411
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On October 13, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image of fires burning in a long line across southern Cape Barren Island, south of Australia. Places where the sensor detected active fire are outlined in red. A long plume of smoke widens out to the east over the Tasman Sea. According to the daily bushfire summary report from the Tasman Fire Service on October 16, two fires -- each about...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Australia, Where -- Tasman Sea, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17496
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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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Hurricane Fausto formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean off Central America on July 16, 2008. Traveling westward over warmer waters, the storm gathered strength, reaching hurricane status by July 18, and peaking as a www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml Category 2 hurricane on July 21, with sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour), according to weather.unisys.com/ Unisys Weather. This satellite image, obtained by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=20277
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Tropical Cyclone Boloetse was winding down on February 5, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on the aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image at 10:45 UTC (1:45 p.m. local time). At this time, Boloetse was heading into the southern Indian Ocean after brushing against the southern end of Madagascar. The cyclone had sustained winds of around 120 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour), classifying it as a Category 1 storm on the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Mozambique Channel
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16040
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/12000/12828/madagascar_mar04_small.mpg MPEG-1 (.mpg) format (1.3 MB) Gafilo struck the northeast coast of Madagascar early on the morning of the 7th of March 2004 (LST) as a very powerful Category 5 cyclone with winds estimated at 160 mph. So far, at least 25 people have been reported dead on Madagascar not counting a further 111 feared drowned on a ferry that was lost in the storm and reported to have capsized in heavy seas by two survivors. After...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Mozambique...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12828
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A dust storm swept through parts of Iraq and Syria on February 9, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard the aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the source points of the dust storm can be seen in the west, extending from Saudi Arabia northward into Syria. As the dust blows eastward, it dissipates into an amorphous cloud, partially but not completely obscuring the land features below. Clouds...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Syria, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16103
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Winter settled heavily over Southwest Asia in January 2008. Intense cold and moist air combined to bring rare or unusually heavy snow to earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14693&src=map Iraq and earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14683 Iran. Snow arcs from Iran to Turkey in this photo-like image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19555
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With wind speeds topping 260 kilometers per hour (160 mph), Hurricane Ivan is roaring through the Caribbean as a deadly Category 5 storm. Early on September 9, 2004, the SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikSCAT satellite saw through Ivan's swirling clouds to measure wind speed 10 meters above the ocean surface. The result was this multi-colored image of the storm. Purple in the center of the storm shows the highest wind speeds, and green fringes around the outside of the storm show the...
Topics: What -- SeaWinds Scatterometer, What -- QuikSCAT, Where -- Grenada, Where -- Jamaica, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13840
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Sprawled across the western Pacific Ocean west of the Philippines, Super Typhoon Lupit's still beauty contrasts starkly with the storm's trail of devastation across numerous islands in the Federated States of Micronesia in the last week of November 2003. The storm was a powerful Category 5 Super Typhoon at the time this image was acquired by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite on November 26. In this scene, the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12497
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Typhoon Imbudo is shown draped over the Philippines in this true-color modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on July 22, 2003. The storm was a Super Typhoon just yesterday (July 21) but it weakened a bit over land. The storm is moving west-northwest, and is headed for the southern China coast. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Philippines, Where -- China, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11801
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Category 4-strength Cyclone Favio was closing the gap between Madagascar and mainland Africa on February 21, 2007, preparing to strike Mozambique in coming days. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite shows Favio stretched across the Mozambique Channel at 9:35 a.m. (local time) Wednesday morning. The outermost bands of clouds on the western side of the storm were already brushing the coast of...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Mozambique Channel, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17994
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Continuing its pattern of intermittent activity, Sicily's Mount Etna released another plume on December 6, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In contrast to the image acquired on November 24, this picture shows a relatively mild plume that nevertheless remains intact for roughly 100 kilometers as it blows away from Sicily toward the southeast. As with the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17664
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This true-color image of the varied terrain of central Africa is nearly hidden beneath the bright red markers of thousands of active fire detections captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on June 13, 2003. Across Democratic Republic of Congo (top), Zambia (right edge), and Angola (left edge), fire season is in full swing, as farmers and ranchers use fire as a resource management tool as they have for possibly...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Zambia, Where -- Angola, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11417
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Brilliant streaks of blue and duller swirls of green color the South Atlantic Ocean in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) image, taken on January 4, 2005, by NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite. The colors are a result of millions of microscopic plants growing near the surface of the water. Called phytoplankton, some varieties of the plants are coated with white scales. When viewed through the ocean waters, the floating white plants appear blue....
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14431
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This prominent circular feature in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the Gres de Chinguetti Plateau in central Mauritania, northwest Africa. Described by some as looking like an outsized ammonite in the desert, the structure (which has a diameter of almost 50 kilometers (30 miles)) has become a landmark for space shuttle crews. Initially interpreted as...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Terra, Where -- Mauritania, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9262
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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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A forest fire near the south coast town of Walpole, Australia, is being reported as one of the largest in memory. This modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from March 11, 2003, shows the active fire marked with a red outline. According to media reports the fire is not currently threatening any homes, but the prodigious amount of smoke is hampering visibility on roadways and reducing air quality. A...
Topics: Where -- Australia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11076
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This stunning photo shows a major dust storm raging in the Kerman Desert, just east of the city of Bam in Southeastern, Iran. The image was acquired by the crew of the International Space Station on the afternoon of February 15, 2004, using a digital camera with a 50-mm lens. Astronaut photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS008&roll=E&frame=1 6328'' TARGET=''_blank ISS008-E-16328 was provided by the eol.jsc.nasa.gov/'' TARGET=''_blank Gateway to Astronaut...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, Where -- Iran, Where -- Johnson Space...
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A bright band of dust sweeps down the center of ancient Mesopotamia in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) image, collected on April 19, 2005, by NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite. The dust is blowing north out of the Syrian Desert in Iraq and Syria. Though the color matches the ground, the airborne dust is brighter and smoother in texture, making it stand out in the image. The dust blankets the land between the Euphrates River on the east and the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Syria, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14850
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A power failure left many American cities in the dark on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003. Authorities report there is no evidence of sabotage, although the cause of the blackout is not currently known. The North American Electric Reliability Council is currently focusing its investigation on the ''Lake Erie loop'' -- a series of power transmission lines encircling the lake from Detroit to New York and into Canada. There is some evidence that the loss of a power line in Cleveland, Ohio,...
Topics: What -- DMSP, Where -- New York, Where -- Canada, Where -- Ohio, Where -- Columbus, Where --...
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The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikSCAT satellite collected the data used to create this multicolored image of hurricane Howard off the Southern Coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This image taken on September 2nd at 4:25pm PDT, shows near-surface winds 10 meters above the ocean surface. The colored background shows the near-surface wind speeds at 2.5 km resolution, with the highest wind speeds, purple, in the center, and lower wind speeds around the outer edges of the storm. The black...
Topics: What -- SeaWinds Scatterometer, What -- QuikSCAT, Where -- California, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13829
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The Chance Fire raced rapidly across sagebrush and juniper woodlands in northeastern Nevada near the Ruby Mountains on August 29, 2005. This image of the blaze was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite; the active fire perimeter that MODIS detected is outlined in red. The fire is burning very close to the I80 interstate northeast of the town of Elko, Nevada. Many people voluntarily evacuated their homes...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Nevada, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15462
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On the evening of September 30, 2007, Jebel at Tair earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14559 erupted, sending lava down its flanks and releasing a cloud of volcanic ash. On October 8, 2007, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov (ASTER) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite acquired this image. A glowing hot spot and a faint volcanic plume suggest that, although the volcano had quieted since September 30,...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19169
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Scattered clouds over Florida and Georgia during the last week of May 2007 made it difficult for NASA satellites to capture images of the sprawling Bugaboo and Big Turnaround Complex Fires. The Bugaboo Fire had been burning on either side of the state line in the Okefenokee Swamp since the first week of May. The Big Turnaround Complex southeast of Waycross, Georgia, had been burning since mid-April. This pair of partly cloudy images was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Florida, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18309
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Tropical Cyclone Mala formed in the Bay of Bengal on April 24, 2006. The cyclone has been gradually building strength and size. As of April 28, it was heading towards Myanmar, possibly coming ashore there on or around April 29. This photo-like image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite on April 28, 2006, at 10:05 a.m. local time (04:05 UTC). Cyclone Mala was quite transformed from two days prior. At...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Bay of Bengal, Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16501
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Dust plumes blew through central Iraq and over the Persian Gulf in mid-June 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image on June 16, 2008. This natural-color image shows dust plumes blowing toward the southeast, but unlike a larger storm on earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14878 June 8, 2008, the plumes are relatively small and distinct from each other,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=20070
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Cyclone Gula did not look like much of a cyclone on January 30, 2008. By this time, it was traveling southward near the islands of Mauritius and Reunion in the Indian Ocean. A disorganized ball of clouds over the Indian Ocean lacking any evident eye structure, the cyclone seemed little different from any band of storm clouds when seen from above. This image shows rain rates in Cyclone Gula as observed by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (TRMM) satellite on January 30,...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, What -- Imager, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19606
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Typhoon Maria formed on August 5, building to tropical storm strength and earning a name during the next day. By early August 7, the storm became powerful enough to be upgraded again to the status of typhoon ( www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A1.html the term for tropical cyclones in the western Pacific ). Maria had reached Category 1 strength on the Saffir-Simpson scale as it approached the island of Honshu in Japan, but it was expected to weaken back to tropical-storm status before making...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Imager, What -- Earth, Where -- Japan,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17148
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The MODIS instrument flying aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Javier on September 13, 2004 at 20:40 UTC (4:40 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Javier was located approximately 982 km (610 miles) southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and was moving towards the northwest at 15 km/hr (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 222 km/hr (138 mph) with higher gusts to 269 km/hr (167 mph). NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, from data...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13901
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The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Namtheun churning in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. At the time this image was taken, Namtheun had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with gusts to 92 mph and was moving towards the northwest at 8 mph. Image courtesy Jesse Allen, earthobservatory.nasa.gov NASA's Earth Observatory .
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean
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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)
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In central South America, at the border of Mato Grosso State, Brazil (top), and Bolivia (bottom left) numerous fires were choking the skies with smoke on September 6, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured this image. Actively burning fires MODIS detected during the overpass are marked in yellow. To the right of image center, a small swath of green hangs down from intact rainforest to the north....
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Bolivia, Where -- United States of America, Where --...
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Though flood waters have begun to recede in Bangladesh, much of the country remains water-logged. This modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, taken on August 2, 2004, by the MODIS sensor on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite, shows dark blue and black flood water over much of the eastern half of the country. Light blue clouds partially obscure the false-color scene where vegetation is bright green. According to the Associated Press, 586 had died in...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Nepal, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=13480
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At last count on July 26, 2003, 87 fires were burning in eastern Russian and on Sakhalin Island, producing a thick, widespread pall of smoke over much of northeast Asia. About 2,700 firefighters have been battling the blazes in Russia's Khabarovsk Territory, but hot and dry weather has aggravated the situation. This true-color image was acquired by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) on July 27, 2003. Notice the yellowish color of the smoke plumes toward the bottom right of this...
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Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11892
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Scores of fires were burning in southern Myanmar around the Gulf of Martaban, which is thick with tan-colored sediment, in this image from the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite on February 24, 2004. At far right of the scene, fires (marked with red) are also visible in Thailand. In the large image, fires are visible in China (upper right) and Laos (right center edge) as well. The widespread nature of the fires and their...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Thailand, Where -- China, Where -- Laos, Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12675
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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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On June 3, 2002, New Mexico firefighters were battling multiple large wildfires in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north-central part of the state. This image from the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite shows (north to south) the Trinidad complex at the Colorado-New Mexico border, the Middle Ponil Complex Fire, the Bonita Fire, and the Cerro Pelado Fire. The Bonita and Cerro Pelado Fires are fully contained;...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Colorado, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9693
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A powerful Alaskan storm swept down over California during the final week of October 2004, bringing record snow to the Sierra Nevada. The central Sierra Nevada received as much as 48 inches (1.2 meters) of snow in October, breaking the previous record of 36 inches (0.9 m), reported the Associated Press. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) image, acquired by NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite on October 30, 2004, shows snow in the mountains around...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- California, Where -- Nevada, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- Goddard Space...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14181
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Typhoon Longwang was a small but well-organized and powerful storm system when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image at 12:50 p.m. local time, on September 27, 2005. At the time of this MODIS observation, Longwang was 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, and well away from any significant land mass. It was travelling roughly westward towards the Chinese...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Saipan, Where -- Northern Mariana Islands
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15596
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Typhoon Khanun was poised to make landfall on the coast of mainland China when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image at 11:20 a.m. local time, on September 11, 2005. At the time of this MODIS observation, Khanun had sustained winds of 210 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour). As Khanun moved in towards China, outflowing wind patterns from the storm pushed away polluted air ahead of it. In...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- China
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15523
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The MODIS instument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this tue-color image of a rapidly intensifying Hurricane Darby in the eastern Pacific Ocean. At the the time this image was taken Darby had maximum sustained winds 90 knots with higher gusts to 110 knots. Darby was moving towards the west-northwest at 11 knots and had a minimum central pressure of 970 millibars. Darby has a well-defined eye surrounded by a central dense overcast and cloud banding features. The image is available from...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean
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This is the Boxing Day view of eastern North America, compliments of the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS). Snow cover (whitish pixels) is visible across many areas where cloud cover does not obscure the surface, including most of New England and parts of southeastern Canada. A severe winter storm rolled eastward across the central United States between December 23 and 25, 2002, bringing a white Christmas to millions of people in a wide swath stretching from the southern Great...
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/15000/15207/spain_tmo_17jul05_721_250m.jpg False Color (2.2 Mb) On July 17, 2005, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured a view of the forest fire (marked in red) in Spain northeast of Madrid that was responsible for the tragic death of 11 firefighters. The top image in this pair is a photo-like image, while the bottom image has been enhanced by including MODIS'...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Spain, Where -- Madrid
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On June 21, 2002, the Rodeo and Chediski Fires in east-central Arizona were still two separate fires. This false-color (shortwave infrared, near infrared, and green as red, green, and blue, respectively) scene from the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) aboard the Landsat 7 satellite shows the active perimeter of the fires in yellow and vegetation in green. Burned areas appear pinkish-green, and smoke is blue. In this image, the smaller Chediski Fire is on the left, and the Rodeo Fire is on...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, What -- Phoenix, Where -- Arizona, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9792
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A thick wall of Saharan Deser dust swept over the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of West Africa on March 5, 2004. Toward the northeast (upper right) in this scene, the lower-lying islands of Sal, Boa Vista, and Maio are all almost completely obscured by the tan-colored dust. But the peaks on the volcanic islands to the west are tall enough to peer above the top of the dust storm's canopy, and so these islands stand out more visibly. Notice the prominent von Karman vortex patterns the wind and...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Cape Verde, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12836
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Several fires were burning in California on July 12, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image. The places where MODIS detected active fire are marked in red. In the south, the Sawtooth Fire and the Millard Fire are burning close together at the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains at the margin of the Mojave Desert. To the north, the Canyon Fire is burning to the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- California, Where -- San Jose, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16964
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Numerous fires (marked with red dots) were burning across eastern Africa on June 10, 2003. The fires appear most heavily concentrated east of Lake Tanganyika (left edge), but are also scattered across Zambia (bottom left) and Mozambique (bottom right). The fires are part of the typical agricultural burning that occurs in the region, where people set fires to clear land and prepare it for planting and ranching. This Aqua MODIS image was acquired on June 10, 2003. Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Zambia, Where -- Mozambique, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC),...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11592
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NASA's Quick Scatterometer spacecraft and its SeaWinds instrument tracked the development of an unusual storm in the South Atlantic ocean for several days at the end of March 2004. The storm was declared a hurricane before it came ashore in Brazil, though its status as a hurricane is being contested. The storm caused considerable damage, including some deaths. This was the first hurricane observed in the South Atlantic since the start of meteorological satellites in the sixties. In the image...
Topics: What -- QuikSCAT, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/18000/18610/Gippsland_TMO_2007161_lrg.jpg June 10, 2007 (316 kB JPG) Southeast Australia's Gippsland region was experiencing its worst floods in 17 years when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured the top image on June 30, 2007. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News, the floods forced more than 230 people from their homes in this...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Wellington, Where -- Victoria, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC),...
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Scores of actively burning fires were scattered across Southeast Asia on February 3, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Places in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam where the sensor detected actively burning fires are marked in red. These fires are likely agricultural in purpose, and while such fires are not necessarily immediately hazardous, they can have a strong...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Cambodia, Where -- Vietnam, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14554/ terra_medina_20jan05_250m.jpg January 20, 2005 (3.6 Mb) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14554/ terra_medina_20jan05_250m.jpg January 20, 2005 (3.6 Mb) Floods water gushes through the deep valleys around Medina, Saudi Arabia, looking like blue veins in the marbled desert landscape. The floods resulted from a powerful storm, which brought heavy rains to the desert kingdom during the final days of the annual Hajj pilgrimage,...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Saudi Arabia
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On Sunday, July 28, 2002, the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite detected active fire on several fronts on the McNalley Fire in Sequoia National Forest in southern California. MODIS can detect fires even through a thick haze of smoke, such as that seen in this image, which makes it a valuable addition to traditional air plane reconnaissance. Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- California, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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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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Tropical Cyclone Gamede was in the western Indian Ocean off the shore of Madagascar on February 27, 2007. This powerful storm had been moving southward parallel to the eastern coast of Madagascar for several days at this time, bringing heavy rains and strong surf to Madagascar and the two major Mascarene Islands, Reunion and Mauritius. The storm seemed to be staying away from settled areas, but reports from the https://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/jtwc.php Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted strong...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Mauritius, Where...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18030
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You might expect to see a storm with near-perfect symmetry and a well-defined eye hovering over the warm waters of the Caribbean or in the South Pacific, but Tropical Cyclone Gonu showed up in an unusual place. On June 4, 2007, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image, Tropical Cyclone Gonu was approaching the northeastern shore of Oman, a region better known for hot desert conditions. Though...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Oman, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Bay of Bengal, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18436
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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...
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Looming over Sicily's second-largest city, Catania, Mount Etna holds one of the world's longest records of documented volcanic activity. It remains one of the world's most active volcanoes today. On October 28, 2005, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image as the volcano emitted a faint plume of volcanic ash that blew westward away from the summit. Seismic activity in the area continued...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- New York, Where -- Rome, Where -- Chicago, Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15782