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Global images of Earth from Galileo. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe. South America may be seen in the first frame (top left), the great Pacific Ocean in the second (bottom left), India at the top and Australia to the right in the third (top right), and Africa in the fourth (bottom right). Taken at six-hour intervals on December 11, 1990, at a range of between 2 and 2.7 million kilometers (1.2 to 1.7 million miles). P-37630 < P>These images...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, What -- Sun, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=589
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was acquired in July of 1969 with a Hasselblad film camera. The image is provided by the Earth Observations and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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The Moon (or ‘Luna’ in Latin) has occupied a prominent place in myth and folklore throughout human history. In the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere, the day-to-day change in the time of moonrise is smallest in the months surrounding the fall equinox. This consistency is due to the small angle between the horizon and the ecliptic (the apparent sky path traveled by both the Moon and the Sun) at this time of year. The bright, full disk of Luna provides enough dependable light in the...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16959
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Rich green vegetation lines the fertile banks of Egypt’s Nile River, culminating in the green fan of the river’s delta. The contrast between the green around the river and the surrounding tan of the northern Sahara Desert makes the river easy to see in satellite image such as this one, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (&lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;MODIS&lt;/a&gt;) onboard NASA’s &lt;a...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Sudan, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6566
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Tucked deep in the Cambodian rainforest, the ancient Angkor Wat temple is considered one of the most valuable architectural sites in Asia. Angkor Wat is the pinnacle of the city of Angkor, capital of the once-powerful Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia. The temple was built by Suryavarman II between 1113 and 1150 AD. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat is a representation of Mount Meru, home of the gods and the center of the Hindu universe. In addition to its unique pyramid temple...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17041
NASA Images
by Image created by Reto Stockli with the help of Alan Nelson, under the leadership of Fritz Hasler
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Recalling the famous Apollo-era pictures of Earth taken by lunar astronauts, this digital image is a spectacular portrait of the Western Hemisphere at the time of one of the strongest hurricanes ever observed in the Eastern Pacific.This combination of science, engineering and artistry was generated by researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, using data from three different Earth-observing satellite instruments.The research team's goal...
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Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- GOES-O, What -- Polar, What -- Moon, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=174
NASA Images
by Image by Robert Simmon, NASA’s Earth Observatory, based on data copyright
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The Grand Canal curves in a great “S” through the heart of the red tile roofs of Venice, Italy, in this Ikonos image, acquired on April 2, 2001. The Canal is the main thorough-fare through the city, which is built on 118 tiny islands linked by canals and bridges. The city sits in the center of the Laguna Venetta, three kilometers from the Italian mainland and three kilometers from the Adriatic Sea. Boats, the primary form of transportation, can be seen as small white strips in the Grand...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- Aqua, Where -- Italy, Where -- Adriatic Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16852
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In the heart of the Australian Outback, a massive block of red sandstone rises up out of the near-perfect flatness of the eroded landscape. Called Uluru, or Ayer’s Rock, this giant is a monolith 348 meters (1,142 feet) high, 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles) long, and 9.4 kilometers (5.8 miles) around. It is the largest single rock known in the world. Tourists come from all over the country and the world to watch sunrise and sunset bring the colors of the rock to life. Some also make the challenging...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17111
NASA Images
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This image presents a remarkable view of the North Atlantic Ocean, stretching from the equator and western Africa northward to Iceland and Greenland, with sunset occurring over (north to south) Scandinavia, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, and the Ivory Coast.Here is an opportunity for you to play image detective. How on Earth was this image made? Is it a painting, or a map? Is it a photograph? If so, was it taken from a high-flying aircraft, or from outer space? Is it a satellite image, or...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, What -- Earth, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Iceland, Where -- Greenland,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16401
NASA Images
by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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SeaWiFS captured this relatively clear view of the western United States on a recent overpass. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 9/9/97.
Topic: Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1374
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was taken on January 26, 2004, using a Kodak digital camera with a 400 mm lens, and was provided by Julie Robinson, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory (Lockheed Martin), Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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This international image of the El Paso-Juárez area on the U.S.-Mexico border is the &lt;a href="http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/releases/2004/J04-006.html"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;100,000th&lt;/strong&gt; photograph of Earth&lt;/a&gt; that astronauts have taken from the International Space Station. It was taken on January 26, 2004, by Expedition 8 crewmembers.The Rio Grande can be seen meandering through the area, forming the boundary between the sister cities...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where -- Texas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16721
NASA Images
by Image created by Reto Stockli with the help of Alan Nelson, under the leadership of Fritz Hasler
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Recalling the famous Apollo-era pictures of Earth taken by lunar astronauts, this digital image is a spectacular portrait of the Western Hemisphere at the time of one of the strongest hurricanes ever observed in the Eastern Pacific.This combination of science, engineering and artistry was generated by researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, using data from three different Earth-observing satellite instruments.The research team's goal...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- GOES-O, What -- Polar, What -- Moon, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15410
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA Johnson Space Center
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This classic photograph of the Earth was taken on December 7, 1972. The original caption is reprinted below:View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Moon, What -- Polar, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1597
NASA Images
by Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory
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These data represent the elevation of the Earth's land surface in meters, relative to sea level. Positive values are height above sea level, negative values below sea level. The data are formatted as a single-channel 16-bit integer (two byte, long) signed raw binary file, with big-endian byte order and no header. Dimensions are 86400 columns (width, x) by 43200 lines (height, y).The coordinates of the upper-left hand corner of the first pixel is 180 degrees West, 90 degrees North. Grid spacing...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8391
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NASA’s Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) provides measurements that enable scientists to accurately estimate how much of the sun’s UV-B (290 to 320 nm) radiation reaches the Earth's surface. Too much exposure to these wavelengths causes sunburn in human skin.The false-color image above is a global map, averaged from TOMS snapshots collected every day over a one-month period, showing where more or less UV radiation reaches the surface. Yellow pixels show the highest levels of radiation...
Topics: What -- Spectrometer, What -- Polar, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7158
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by NASA/JPL
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Island nations in the South Pacific Ocean experience natural disasters associated with typhoons, and with their proximity to the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire." This radar image shows most of the northern coast of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa. Disaster managers use digital elevation models (DEMs) generated from radar data to assist in research toward disaster mitigation and management. Geologists also use DEM data of volcanic features, such as the line of...
Topics: What -- AirSAR, What -- Earth, What -- Enterprise, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Samoa, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1523
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was taken with a 35 mm film camera and is provided by the at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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“Telecommuting to work” just took on a whole new meaning. Your teacher (or your child’s teacher) could soon be giving lessons from 240 miles (386 km) above the Earth aboard the International Space Station as part of NASA’s new Educator Astronaut Program. Announced on January 21, 2003, by NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and Florida First Lady Columba Bush, this new program is designed to provide teachers and students around the world with an out-of-this-world learning experience....
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16341
NASA Images
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, and Mercury do when viewed from Earth. As seen from Mars by the NASA Mars Global Surveyor on May 8, 2003, at 13:00 GMT (6:00 a.m. PDT), Earth and the Moon appeared in the evening sky. This Earth/Moon image has been specially processed to allow both Earth (with an apparent...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16459
NASA Images
by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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Resembling a work of modern art, variegated green crop circles cover what was once shortgrass prairie in southwestern Kansas. The most common crops in this region—Finney County—are corn, wheat, and sorghum. Each of these crops was at a different point of development when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (&lt;a href="http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/"&gt;ASTER&lt;/a&gt;) captured this image on June 24, 2001, accounting for the varying...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, Where -- Kansas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17278
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A massive solar flare erupted from the surface of the Sun at 9:51 UTC on October 28, 2003. The solar flare persisted for more than an hour, peaking at 11:10 UTC. Associated with the flare was an ejection of a billion tons or more of gas from the Sun’s tenuous outer atmosphere, or corona. Both the flare and the coronal mass ejection accelerated electrically charged particles to very high energies and hurled them at near the speed of light directly toward the Earth. It takes light roughly 8...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- SOHO, What -- Imager, What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16618
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This spaceborne radar image shows patterns of agricultural development in the southwest coastal area of the Malaysian Peninsula. The city of Muar is at the center of the left edge of the image at the mouth of the Muar River (Sungai Muar). The city is about 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, and about the same distance northwest of Singapore. The coast at the left side of the image is on the Strait of Malacca, the narrow waterway separating Malaysia and the...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, What -- AirSAR, What...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1427
NASA Images
by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
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Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2434
NASA Images
by Images by Greg Shirah, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
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Each spring the ozone layer over Antarctica nearly disappears, forming a “hole” over the entire continent. The hole is created by the interaction of some man-made chemicals—freon, for example—with Antarctica’s unique weather patterns and extremely cold temperatures. Ozone in the stratosphere absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun, thereby protecting living things. Since the ozone hole was discovered many of the chemicals that destroy ozone have been banned, but they will remain in...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Spectrometer, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1481
NASA Images
by NASA image by Robert Simmon, based on data copyright
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Gunung Bromo (Mount Bromo) is a small but active volcanic cinder cone on the Indonesian island of Java. Bromo is located in the center of the Sandsea Caldera, itself only a portion of the larger &lt;a href="http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0603-31="&gt;Tengger Caldera&lt;/a&gt; (a caldera is the circular depression in the center of a volcano’s summit). The Sandsea caldera formed around 8,000 years ago, in what must have been a massive eruption....
Topic: Where -- Indonesia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17023
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was taken by the STS-111 Space Shuttle crew that recently returned from the International Space Station. The image was taken June 12, 2002 using a digital camera. The image was provided by the at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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&lt;font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"&gt;&lt;a href="http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/EO/highres/STS111/ STS111-E-5224.JPG" target="outlink"&gt;high resolution&lt;/a&gt; (1000 pixels wide)&lt;/font&gt;Southern California’s Salton Sea is a prominent visual for astronauts. This large lake supports the rich agricultural fields of the Imperial, Coachella and Mexicali Valleys in the California and Mexico desert....
Topics: Where -- Salton Sea, Where -- California, Where -- Colorado
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16139
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On September 4, 2002, Typhoon Sinlaku passed directly above the Japan’s Okinawan island chain, generating winds of 145 kph (90 mph) and torrential rains. The typhoon knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of homes, injured 25 residents, and possibly killed five Filipino sailors. Currently, the typhoon is making its way toward Taiwan, packing sustained winds of 104 miles (167 kilometers) per hour. Taiwanese residents are shoring up their houses with sand bags and pulling their boats out...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Taiwan, Where -- East China Sea, Where -- China, Where -- Sea of Japan,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3654
NASA Images
by Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC
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This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" TARGET="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- Snapshot
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15529
NASA Images
by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A few scattered fires burned in southern India on January 14, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (&lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov"&gt;MODIS&lt;/a&gt;) on NASA’s &lt;a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite captured this image. The fires have been marked with red dots. The two mountain ranges of southern India are defined by dark green vegetation that contrasts with the desert landscape....
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6612
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This radar image provides a high-tech view of Silicon Valley and shows the utility of radar data for mapping land use patterns. This image shows the San Jose metropolitan area in the Santa Clara Valley in central California. The Valley lies between the Santa Cruz Mountains to the southwest (left side of image) and the Diablo Range to the northeast (right side of image). The San Andreas fault is the linear feature along the left side of the image. Dark patches in the Diablo Range are sparsely...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, Where -- The...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1417
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL,
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The estuarine and marine environments of the United States’ eastern seaboard provide the setting for a variety of natural and human activities associated with the flow of water. This set of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images from October 11, 2000 captures the intricate system of barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries comprising the coastal environments of North Carolina and southern Virginia. On the right-hand side of the images, a thin line of land provides a tenuous separation...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- United States of America, Where -- North Carolina, Where -- Virginia, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15843
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by Image provided by the Earth Science and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center
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New lakes in southern Egypt have been monitored by astronauts since 1998. This animation links together several photographs of the region taken by astronauts to show the sequence of flooding in the Toshka depression. The flooding was first documented in early November, 1998. Subsequently, three additional lakes were created by Lake Nasser overflow, as shwon by the above photograph taken in December of 1999. Estimates of areas of the lakes were made after the images were registered to a common...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Egypt
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1535
NASA Images
by Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory
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This is the bathymetry data used in generating the Blue Marble Next Generation w/ Bathymetry imagery.There is a BIN file included, which is the raw format, and not an image. Reto Stockli has provided the following explanation of the format: .bin files in the BMNG file repository are made of 8bit unsigned binary files, structured as 3 Channels X 86400 columns X 43200 lines. No header data, no ASCII text data in these files. You read the files as a byte array with 3 dimensions: 3x86400x43200...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8392
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Brightly colored waters in the Black Sea give evidence of the growth of tiny marine plants called phytoplankton, which contain chlorophyll and other pigments that reflect light different ways, producing the colorful displays. The very bright blue waters could be an organism called a coccolithophores, which has a highly reflective calcium carbonate coating that appears bright blue (or sometimes white) in true-color (visible) imagery. However, other organisms, such as cyanobacteria can also...
Topic: Where -- Black Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3752
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by Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Texas A&M/Cornell
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On May 19th, 2005, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view of the Sun sinking below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera (Pancam) mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover’s 489th Martian day, or sol. Spirit was commanded to stay awake briefly after sending that sol’s data to the Mars Odyssey orbiter just before sunset. This small panorama of the western sky was obtained using Pancam’s 750-nanometer, 530-nanometer and...
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Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Sun, What -- Crater, What -- Mars,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17213
NASA Images
by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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There is an almost unnaturally straight cloud front and corresponding shadow over maritime Canada in this SeaWiFS image. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 12/1/99.
Topic: Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1044
NASA Images
by Image courtesy of Jeff Halverson, TRMM Outreach Scientist and Hal Pierce, TRMM Visualizer, both from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Images of Kenna and other 2002 hurricane season storms can be found by visiting the official TRMM website at trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov.
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Hurricane Kenna, the sixteenth tropical disturbance of the 2002 eastern Pacific hurricane season, explosively intensified from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in less than 48 hours. On Friday, October 25, forecasters were expecting Kenna to make landfall over the western Mexican coast as a Category 4 storm. Kenna was born in the warm tropical waters of the eastern Pacific south of Mexico on October 22 to become the strongest storm to threaten the Americas in 2002.This Tropical...
Topic: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4147
NASA Images
by Image courtesy the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE. MODIS image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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Though these aquamarine clouds in the waters off the coast of northern Namibia may look like algae blooms, they are in fact clouds of sulfur produced by anaerobic bacteria on the ocean’s floor. This image of the sulfur-filled water was taken on April 24, 2002, by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS), flying aboard the Orbview-2 satellite.The anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that can live without oxygen) feed upon algae carcasses that exist in abundance on the ocean’s floor off of...
Topic: Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2626
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by Image courtesy SOHO Extreme ultaviolet Imaging Telescope, ESA/NASA
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At the height of the solar cycle, the Sun is finally displaying some fireworks. This image from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) shows a large solar flare from June 6, 2000 at 1424 Universal Time (10:24 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Associated with the flare was a coronal mass ejection that sent a wave of fast moving charged particles straight towards Earth. (The image was acquired by the Extreme ultaviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT), one of 12 instruments aboard SOHO)Solar...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- SOHO, What -- FAST, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15440
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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The weather over the eastern Bering Sea remained clear as can be seen in this SeaWiFS image which depcits a large bloom area of bright, milky water. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 9/16/00.
Topic: Where -- Bering Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1077
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Around 15 degrees North, a rounded point of land juts out into the Caribbean Sea from the Central American isthmus. This low-lying, wet area is called the Mosquito Coast, a corruption of the tribal name of some of the area’s native people, the Miskito. The area includes parts of Honduras (north) and Nicaragua (south). Between the two countries flows the Coco River, which empties into the Caribbean at Cape Gracias á Dios.This image of the Coco River and the Mosquito Coast is from the Advanced...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, Where -- Caribbean Sea,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17503
NASA Images
by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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SeaWiFS captured this view of a large smoke plume that is blowing southward across the Great Lakes -- hiding much of Lake Superior from view. The smoke is coming from fires raging in northern Alberta. In the image you can see the path of the smoke from the northwest corner of the image and then arcing southward over Hudson Bay where its brownish color is most evident against the icy white background. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 5/30/01.
Topic: Where -- Hudson Bay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1787
NASA Images
by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2433
NASA Images
by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2430
NASA Images
by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dozens of fires were burning on Cuba on April 3, 2004, and were detected by the &lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) on the &lt;a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"&gt; Aqua&lt;/a&gt; satellite. The fire locations are marked in red. A few scattered fires were detected on the southern tip of Florida and on the Bahamas Islands as...
Topics: Where -- Cuba, Where -- Florida, Where -- Bahamas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6418
NASA Images
by Data courtesy Bruce Wielicki and Takmeng Wong, and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center; Images courtesy Tom Bridgman, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
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CERES measured the thermal energy or heat emitted from the United States, as shown in this image from May 2001. The record-setting high temperatures experienced in Southern California and Nevada on May 9 are visible in the yellow areas where great amounts of thermal energy are escaping to space. This example illustrates one of the most basic stabilizing forces in the Earth's climate system: clear hot regions lose more energy to space than cold areas. The blue regions of low thermal emission...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- United States of America, Where -- California, Where -- Nevada, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1821
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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Namib-Naukluft National Park is an ecological preserve in the Namib Desert in southwest Africa, thought to be Earth’s oldest desert. The park is the largest game park in Africa, and a surprising collection of creatures manages to survive in the hyper-arid region, including snakes, geckos, unusual insects, hyenas, and jackals. More moisture comes in as a fog off the Atlantic Ocean than falls as rain, with the average 63 millimeters of rainfall per year concentrated in the months of February...
Topics: What -- ASTER, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16600
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was acquired November 22, 2004, with a Kodak 760C digital camera with a 50 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at...
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Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece. The 2,917-meter (9,570-foot) summit is the tallest in a mountain chain that runs north into Bulgaria and south into Turkey, via the Cyclades Islands. In this winter view, Olympus is the only peak with a dusting of snow—perhaps the reason its name in classical Greek means “the luminous one.” In Greek mythology, the peak was inhabited by the Twelve Olympians, the most famous gods of the ancient Greeks. North of Mount Olympus lies Macedonia, the...
Topics: Where -- Greece, Where -- Bulgaria, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Macedonia, Where -- Aegean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17141
NASA Images
by Images and animation courtesy Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory
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Topics: What -- Earth, What -- EOS, What -- Aqua
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16076
NASA Images
by Image by Reto Stöckli, Render by Robert Simmon. Based on data from the
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This spectacular Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) “blue marble” image is based on the most detailed collection of true-color imagery of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. Most of the information contained in this image...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15993
NASA Images
by NASA JPL
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This view of the Earth shows a wonderfully unique but physically impossible view of the southern hemisphere and Antarctica. While a spacecraft could find itself directly over the Earth's pole, roughly half of the image should be in darkness! This view was created by mosaicing together several images taken by Galileo over a 24 hour period and projecting them as they would be seen from above the pole. The continents of South America, Africa, and Australia are respectively seen at the middle left,...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, What -- Polar, Where -- Australia, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=590
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA GSFC, MITI, ERSDAC, JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image covers 30 by 23 km (full images 30 x 37 km) in the Atacama Desert, Chile and was acquired on April 23, 2000. The Escondida copper, gold, and silver open-pit mine is at an elevation of 3050 m, and came on stream in 1990. Current capacity is 127,000 tons/day of ore; in 1999 production totaled 827,000 tons of copper, 150,000 ounces of gold and 3.53 million ounces of silver. Primary concentration of the ore is done...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1524
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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This &lt;a href="http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"&gt;Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer&lt;/a&gt; (ASTER) image of Mt. Vesuvius, Italy was acquired September 26, 2000. The &lt;a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/aster_vesuvius_lrg.jpg"&gt;full-size&lt;/a&gt; false-color image covers an area of 36 by 45 km. Vesuvius overlooks the city of Naples and the Bay of Naples in central Italy....
Topics: What -- ASTER, What -- Snapshot, Where -- Italy
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15586
NASA Images
by was provided by the by theJohnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts can be viewed at NASA-JSC's
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As geomagnetic storms cause beautiful displays of aurora across the United States (related story on CNN) , astronauts onboard the International Space Station also have the opportunity to take a look. Green colors of the aurora are dominant in this image captured by a digital still camera on October 4, 2001. Auroras are caused when high-energy electrons pour down from the Earth’s magnetosphere and collide with atoms. Green aurora occurs from about 100 km to 250 km altitude and is caused by the...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Opportunity, What -- Earth, Where -- United...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15901
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was taken on February 28, 2004, with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 400-mm lens, and is provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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Fuji, Japan’s tallest volcano (3,776 m) and a national symbol, is located about 110 km (70 miles) west-southwest of Tokyo in central Honshu, Japan. It is a highly recognizable target from space and last week International Space Station crew members peered down onto Fuji’s snow-capped cone. The summit crater is about 250 m deep, with a diameter of about 500 meters. Fuji last erupted in 1707 from Hoei crater, a vent on the mountain’s southeastern flank.When this image was taken, the winter...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Crater, Where -- Tokyo, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16749
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was acquired March 29, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 35 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images...
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The International Space Station (ISS) was in position to view the &lt;span class="jargon"&gt;umbral&lt;/span&gt; (ground) shadow cast by the Moon as it moved between the Sun and the Earth during the solar eclipse on March 29, 2006. This astronaut image captures the umbral shadow across southern Turkey, northern Cyprus, and the Mediterranean Sea. People living in these regions observed a &lt;a...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20565
NASA Images
by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A fierce dust storm blew across northwestern Nevada on April 28, 2004, with winds that gusted up to 70 mph. This image of the blowing dust, which reduced visibility to nearly zero in some places, was captured by the &lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) on NASA’s &lt;a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt;...
Topics: Where -- Nevada, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6737
NASA Images
by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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SeaWiFS captured this clear view of northwestern Africa from Gibraltar through Morocco and Mauritania. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 6/6/98.
Topics: Where -- Gibraltar, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Mauritania
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1388
NASA Images
by Caption by Vicki Hyde, managing editor of the . Image by Jesse Allen, based on data provided by the Science Team.
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Christchurch City (population 320,000) sits at the base of the long arc of Pegasus Bay, bounded to the north by the Waimakariri River and to the south by the old crater complex of the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula.The heavily braided rivers of the South Island of New Zealand bring greywacke rock from the Southern Alps to the west, forming the huge alluvial pan (750,000 ha) of the Canterbury Plains. Braided rivers are rare worldwide, found elsewhere only in Alaska, Canada, and the Himalayas....
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Crater, What -- Explorer, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Christchurch, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16364
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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A silver swath of sunglint surrounds half of the Hawaiian islands in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired on May 27, 2003. Sunglint reveals turbulence in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. If the surface of the water was as smooth as a perfect mirror, we would see the circle of the Sun as a perfect reflection. But because the surface of the water is ruffled with waves, each wave acts like a mirror and the Sun’s reflection gets softened into a broader silver swath, called the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Sun, What -- Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS), Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16470
NASA Images
by Photograph was taken March 25, 2004, with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 800-mm lens, with information provided by Kamlesh P. Lulla, Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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With almost 23 million residents, Mumbai, India, is the second largest city in the world (only Tokyo, Japan, is larger than Mumbai). Rapid population growth in Mumbai is evident in this image from the International Space Station that shows several regions of the city with active land reclamation activities on its coasts, bays and hinterlands. Mumbai exemplifies the global urban growth and sprawl seen in recent years as human populations throughout the world continue to migrate to cities. The UN...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Mumbai, Where -- Tokyo, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16805
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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Most of southeastern China has been covered by a thick greyish shroud of aerosol pollution over the last few weeks. The smog is so thick it is difficult to see the surface in some regions of this scene, acquired on January 7, 2002. The city of Hong Kong is the large brown cluster of pixels toward the lower lefthand corner of the image (indicated by the faint black box). The island of Taiwan, due east of mainland China, is also blanketed by the smog.This true-color image was captured by the...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Taiwan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2598
NASA Images
by NASA JPL
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Bright, arc-shaped limestone hills and complex, branching drainage patterns dominate this three-frequency space radar image of a desert area in the north central plain of Oman. The hill along the left side of the image, called Jabal Fuhud, lies just south of the town of Fuhud, which appears as small bright rectangular features. The thin red lines that can be seen radiating out from this town are roads. The "u"-shaped hill in the right center of the image is called Jabal Natih. Layers...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Endeavour, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=481
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Air pollution is a severe and persistent problem at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The haze and pollution back up against the mountains and remain for weeks at a time, posing a severe health hazard. In addition, scientists are beginning to gather evidence that the widespread and persistent nature of the pollution is even modifying the regional weather, particularly rainfall patterns. The pollution comes from inefficient wood and dung-fueled heating...
Topics: What -- Indus, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Bay of Bengal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4708
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by NASA JPL
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This biomass map of the Raco, Michigan, area was produced from data acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) onboard space shuttle Endeavour. Biomass is the amount of plant material on an area of Earth's surface. Radar can directly sense the quantity and organizational structure of the woody biomass in the forest. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt; Science team members at the University of Michigan used the radar data to estimate the standing...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=530
NASA Images
by Images and animation by Robert Simmon, based on data aqcuired by the
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Although it is now the largest desert on Earth, during the last ice age the Sahara was a savannah with a climate similar to that of present-day Kenya and Tanzania. The annual rainfall was much greater than it is now, creating many rivers and lakes that are now hidden under shifting sands or exposed as barren salt flats. Over several hundred thousand years the rains also filled a series of vast underground aquifers. Modern African nations are now mining this
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Kenya, Where -- Tanzania, Where -- Egypt, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2507
NASA Images
by Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch.
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These are the Anti-Atlas Mountains, part of the Atlas Mountain range in southern Morocco, Africa. The region contains some of the world’s largest and most diverse mineral resources, most of which are still untouched.This image was acquired by &lt;a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/"&gt;Landsat 7’s&lt;/a&gt; Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on June 22, 2001. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and red wavelengths.
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16028
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 17, 2002, the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) on the &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite detected several prairie fires (marked with red dots) burning in Saskatchewan (left) and Manitoba (right) provinces of Canada. Fires are also burning in North Dakota (bottom). In Manitoba, the...
Topics: Where -- Canada, Where -- North Dakota
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3320
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A bit of snow still clings to the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California (left) in these true-color MODIS image from June 6 and 8, 2002. A broad central valley, called the Sacramento Valley in the north and the San Joaquin Valley in the south, lies between the Sierra Nevadas and the Coast Ranges along the Pacific Ocean. Where the state line between California and its eastern neighbor, Nevada, makes a sharp southeastward turn, Lake Tahoe straddles the states. borders. To...
Topics: Where -- Nevada, Where -- California, Where -- Sacramento, Where -- San Jos?, Where -- Pacific...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3774
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by NASA GSFC
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Ten years ago, on the week of August 24th, 1992, Atlantic-born Hurricane Andrew ripped through south Florida, barreled its way northwest across the Gulf of New Mexico, and slammed into Louisiana roughly one hundred miles southwest of New Orleans. Along the way, the Category 5 hurricane gave rise to 18-foot (5.5-meter) storm surges that inundated coastal towns and maximum sustained winds of 165 miles (266 kilometer) per hour that reduced entire neighborhoods to kindling. In the end, Andrew...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Florida, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Louisiana
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16187
NASA Images
by Data: AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 star catalog; AVHRR and Seawifs texture: Reto Stockli; Visualization: Marit Jentoft-Nilsen
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Fully lit and fully dark (city lights) full disk image pair centered on theNorthPole. The images were made from a combination of AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 catalog data. Sensor: No Satellite/Composite.
Topic: What -- DMSP
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1928
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Massive wildfires were burning in eastern Russia along the Lena River (top and center) near the city of Yakutsk. The Central Siberian Plateau is shrouded by thick smoke in these images from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS). This series of images begins on August 12, 2002. In the false-color images, vegetation is green, burned areas are reddish brown, and smoke is...
Topic: Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4174
NASA Images
by Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ,
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This image shows high values (reds and yellows) of carbon monoxide over the African Sahel, measured by MOPITT. This is associated with widespread biomass burning that typically occurs in this region during February and March. Sensor: Terra/MOPITT.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=82
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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The swollen Limpopo River is visible in this SeaWiFS pass over the Mozambique coastline. Suspended sediments can be seen offshore 40 to 50 miles from the mouth of the river. Similar sediment plumes are visible emanating from the Save River and another farther north. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 3/2/00.
Topic: Where -- Mozambique
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=899
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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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Southern Chile and Argentina are uncommonly clear in this SeaWiFS view of southern South America. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 4/25/99.
Topics: Where -- Chile, Where -- Argentina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1245
NASA Images
by Data: AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 star catalog; AVHRR and Seawifs texture: Reto Stockli; Visualization: Marit Jentoft-Nilsen
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Fully lit and fully dark (city lights) full disk image pair centered on the South Pole. The images were made from a combination of AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 catalog data. Sensor: No Satellite/Composite.
Topic: What -- DMSP
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1930
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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The skies over Cape Verde were filled with a brownish haze from dust blowing westward out of the African Sahara on June 3, 2002. This true-color image of the event was acquired by the &lt;a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s &lt;a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; spacecraft.Note the lacy cloud pattern (von Karman vortices) forming on...
Topic: Where -- Cape Verde
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2905