Atmosphere

Spotting Severe Storms with Satellites
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Spotting Severe Storms with Satellites

Overshooting tops and above-anvil cirrus plumes are clues that an especially destructive thunderstorm is brewing below.  

Published May 19, 2022

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Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq
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Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

At least eight major events have darkened skies and sickened people in the past six weeks.

Published May 17, 2022

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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud
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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud

A massive, early season wildfire that continues to burn in northern New Mexico generated a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.

Published May 14, 2022

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Twin Cyclones in the Indian Ocean
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Twin Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

The pair of weakening storms probably will not bring catastrophe to land, but they lined up and put on a show for satellites.

Published May 9, 2022

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Mediterranean Dust Storm
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Mediterranean Dust Storm

A dust storm over the Eastern Mediterranean was accompanied by thunderstorms that also brought hail and flash floods.

Published May 2, 2022

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