A Summer of Fire-Breathing Smoke Storms

A Summer of Fire-Breathing Smoke Storms

For decades, scientists have been tracking extreme thunderstorms created by wildfires. However, the ferocity of the storms that have popped up in Canada in 2021 has surprised them.

Published Jul 29, 2021

Image of the Day Heat Land Fires Remote Sensing

A Long View of Sierra Snow

A Long View of Sierra Snow

Those mountains have seen less snow accumulation in recent years, a decline that plays a role in water management and response to drought.

Published Jul 29, 2021

Image of the Day Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

Extensive Plumes from Dixie Fire

Extensive Plumes from Dixie Fire

The largest fire in California in 2021 has been burning for two weeks near the city of Chico and Lassen National Forest.

Published Jul 27, 2021

Land Fires Human Presence

Heating Up in Tokyo

Heating Up in Tokyo

Ever-warmer summers are among the challenges confronting athletes competing in the Olympic Games.

Published Jul 27, 2021

Image of the Day Heat Land Human Presence Remote Sensing

Flooding in Central China

Flooding in Central China

A slow-moving rainstorm overwhelmed rivers and reservoirs, leading to deadly flooding in the province of Henan.

Published Jul 26, 2021

Image of the Day Land Water Floods Severe Storms Human Presence