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More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up
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More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up

Satellites detect changes in the height and velocity of ice in an area that was thought to be relatively stable and quiet.

Published Dec 10, 2018

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Cyclone Effects Run Deep
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Cyclone Effects Run Deep

Hurricanes and typhoons cause vast amounts of heat to sink into the sea, which might have implications for seasonal and long-term climate.

Published Dec 4, 2018

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Sea Surface Temperature
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Sea Surface Temperature

Ocean temperatures can influence weather, such as hurricane formation, and climate patterns, such as El Niño. These maps show the temperature at the surface of the world’s seas and oceans.

Jul 2002 — Nov 2018

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Net Radiation
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Net Radiation

Net radiation is the balance between incoming and outgoing energy at the top of the atmosphere. It is the total energy available to influence climate after light and heat are reflected, absorbed, or emitted by clouds and land.

Jul 2006 — Nov 2018

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Land Surface Temperature
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Land Surface Temperature

Land surface temperatures rise and fall with the heat of the Sun, and they represent how hot or cold the surface would feel to touch. These maps show daytime land temperatures as measured from space.

Feb 2000 — Nov 2018

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