Atmosphere

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 1.2°C (2°F) since the late 19th century.

Published Jan 14, 2021

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Socked in Stratovolcano
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Socked in Stratovolcano

Uninhabited Atlasov Island rises above the clouds and the Sea of Okhotsk.

Published Jan 10, 2021

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The Stability of von Kármán’s Vortices
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The Stability of von Kármán’s Vortices

A founder of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory made a key mathematical insight about swirling, asymmetrical flow patterns.

Published Jan 5, 2021

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Cool Yule Tule
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Cool Yule Tule

California’s Central Valley is fertile territory for fog formation in winter.

Published Dec 23, 2020

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New Year, New Horizon
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New Year, New Horizon

Astronauts will continue to photograph their home whether from low-Earth orbit or, as the Apollo astronauts once did, from the Moon.

Published Jan 1, 2021

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