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Atmosphere

Cloud Streets Stream Over the Great Lakes
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Cloud Streets Stream Over the Great Lakes

A blast of cold air from Canada is fueling lake effect snow in several states.

Published Dec 10, 2019

Atmosphere Land Water Severe Storms Remote Sensing

A Cirrus Arc
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A Cirrus Arc

Circulation around a jet streak—a fast-moving pocket of air within the jet stream—formed this distinctive arc of clouds.

Published Dec 4, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Severe Storms

Australian Fires Still Burning
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Australian Fires Still Burning

Bushfires continued in early December to produce smoke along the the country's eastern coast.

Published Dec 4, 2019

Atmosphere Heat Land Drought Fires Remote Sensing

Typhoon Kammuri Approaches the Philippines
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Typhoon Kammuri Approaches the Philippines

A powerful typhoon brought violent winds and torrential rainfall, causing thousands to evacuate.

Published Dec 2, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Severe Storms Remote Sensing

Cloud Fraction
Global Maps

Cloud Fraction

In addition to making rain and snow, clouds can have a warming or cooling influence depending on their altitude, type, and when they form. These maps show what fraction of an area was cloudy each month.

Feb 2000 — Nov 2019

Atmosphere