MODIS Rapid Response

Texas Waters Run Brown after Harvey
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Texas Waters Run Brown after Harvey

Rivers and bays are loaded with sediment and mud following the catastrophic storm.

Published Aug 31, 2017

Land Water Severe Storms Human Presence

Wildfires and Smoke in Oregon
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Wildfires and Smoke in Oregon

More than a dozen wildfires and wildfire complexes are contributing to the blanket of smoke over Oregon.

Published Aug 28, 2017

Atmosphere Land Fires

Harvey Stalls Over Southeastern Texas
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Harvey Stalls Over Southeastern Texas

Now a tropical storm, slow-moving Harvey continues to deliver catastrophic amounts of rain.

Published Aug 28, 2017

Atmosphere Land Water Severe Storms Human Presence

Plankton Abloom in Washington’s Hood Canal
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Plankton Abloom in Washington’s Hood Canal

Water in this Pacific Northwest fjord resembles the color of the Caribbean Sea.

Published Aug 4, 2017

Image of the Day Water Remote Sensing Water Color

Smoke Spreads Across the U.S. and Canadian West
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Smoke Spreads Across the U.S. and Canadian West

Wildfires are burning across a region struck by extremely hot, dry conditions.

Published Aug 4, 2017

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Super Typhoon Noru
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Super Typhoon Noru

The powerful, well developed storm spins over the western tropical Pacific Ocean.

Published Aug 1, 2017

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Fire Chars Northern Corsica
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Fire Chars Northern Corsica

Wind-swept fires left a large burn scar near the coastal town of Biguglia.

Published Jul 30, 2017

Image of the Day Land Fires Remote Sensing

Eruption at Sabancaya
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Eruption at Sabancaya

Ash rising from an active volcano in Peru casts a striking shadow.

Published Jul 27, 2017

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes Remote Sensing

Cyclonic Rotation off Portugal
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Cyclonic Rotation off Portugal

In summer, the slow-moving systems often form clouds without any precipitation.

Published Jul 25, 2017

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Remote Sensing

Fires Along the Adriatic Coast
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Fires Along the Adriatic Coast

Wildfires scorched land near the coasts of Croatia and Montenegro.

Published Jul 21, 2017

Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

One Fire, Two Plumes
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One Fire, Two Plumes

As the smoke from this fire makes clear, surface winds do not always blow in the same direction as those at higher altitudes.

Published Jul 21, 2017

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Forest Fires Blanket British Columbia with Smoke
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Forest Fires Blanket British Columbia with Smoke

Dry weather, stressed forests, and lightning fueled several dangerous wildfires.

Published Jul 20, 2017

Image of the Day Heat Land Life Fires Human Presence

Wildfires in British Columbia
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Wildfires in British Columbia

Hot, dry weather fueled a spate of fires in western Canada in July 2017.

Published Jul 17, 2017

Atmosphere Fires

Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds Massive Iceberg
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Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds Massive Iceberg

An iceberg about the size of Delaware has split off from the Larsen C ice shelf.

Published Jul 12, 2017

Image of the Day Snow and Ice Remote Sensing Sea and Lake Ice

Sunglint on the Aegean and Mediterranean
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Sunglint on the Aegean and Mediterranean

Light reflecting off the waters around Crete indicates a smooth, mirror-like surface.

Published Jul 6, 2017

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Tropical Storm Nanmadol
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Tropical Storm Nanmadol

A low-pressure system over the northwestern Pacific Ocean strengthened into a storm with sustained winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) per hour.

Published Jul 6, 2017

Atmosphere Land Water Severe Storms

Fires in the Southwest
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Fires in the Southwest

High temperatures aided the spread of multiple blazes.

Published Jun 29, 2017

Heat Land Fires

Dust Above the Red Sea
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Dust Above the Red Sea

This arid part of Africa sees frequent dust plumes.

Published Jun 28, 2017

Atmosphere Land Dust and Haze

Fires Rage Near Lake Baikal
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Fires Rage Near Lake Baikal

Several pyrocumulus clouds are lofting dense smoke high into the atmosphere.

Published Jun 25, 2017

Image of the Day Heat Land Fires

Tropical Storm Cindy Nears the Gulf Coast
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Tropical Storm Cindy Nears the Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Cindy will bring heavy rain to the Gulf Coast.

Published Jun 22, 2017

Atmosphere Water Severe Storms

Smoke and Fire on Bathurst Island
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Smoke and Fire on Bathurst Island

Roughly one-third of the savanna woodlands on these islands burn each year.

Published Jun 21, 2017

Heat Land Life Fires

Fires in Portugal
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Fires in Portugal

Wildfires raged in the forested, mountainous areas of Pedrógão Grande.

Published Jun 19, 2017

Heat Land Life Fires

Fires in Northern Australia
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Fires in Northern Australia

The Top End region of Australia faced a busy start to the bushfire season in 2017.

Published Jun 16, 2017

Heat Land Life Fires

Shiveluch Ash Cloud
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Shiveluch Ash Cloud

A fresh plume drifted over the Kamchatka Peninsula after bursting from the volcano.

Published Jun 15, 2017

Land Volcanoes

Turquoise Swirls in the Black Sea
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Turquoise Swirls in the Black Sea

Phytoplankton thrive after an influx of nutrient-rich river water.

Published Jun 12, 2017

Image of the Day Life Water Water Color

Sea Ice as a Way of Life
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Sea Ice as a Way of Life

Hunters in the Belcher Islands keep a close eye on changing sea ice.

Published Jun 6, 2017

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When Fires and Clouds Collide
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When Fires and Clouds Collide

Smoke and heat from fires may be burning off cloud cover over parts of Africa.

Published Jun 2, 2017

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Cyclone Mora Makes Landfall
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Cyclone Mora Makes Landfall

The storm battered Bangladesh on May 30, 2017.

Published May 31, 2017

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Valley Winds Make Mountain Clouds
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Valley Winds Make Mountain Clouds

By the afternoon, clouds ring the volcanoes on the Indonesian island of Java.

Published May 28, 2017

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Sabancaya Keeps Puffing
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Sabancaya Keeps Puffing

A NASA satellite spies the ongoing eruption.

Published May 24, 2017

Land Volcanoes Remote Sensing