Fires

Smoke Blankets the Amazon
Image

Smoke Blankets the Amazon

The southern Amazon has become a hotspot of fire activity as roads, cattle, crops, and people replace the rainforest.

Published Sep 12, 2022

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Western Smoke Rides the Winds
Image

Western Smoke Rides the Winds

Smoke from fires in Washington and Oregon blanketed Puget Sound and wafted out over the Pacific Ocean.

Published Sep 12, 2022

Image of the Day Heat Land Fires Human Presence

Smoky Fires Rage in the Northwest
Image

Smoky Fires Rage in the Northwest

Though summer is approaching its calendar end, the scorching weather of the 2022 season has left many forests primed to burn.

Published Sep 9, 2022

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Drought Fires Remote Sensing

A Long-lasting Western Heatwave
Image

A Long-lasting Western Heatwave

In early September 2022, a heat dome over the western U.S. brought a long-lasting, record-breaking heatwave that was ultimately cooled by a tropical storm.

Published Sep 9, 2022

Image of the Day Atmosphere Drought Fires

Lake Powell Still Shrinking
Image

Lake Powell Still Shrinking

The second largest reservoir in the United States now stands at its lowest level since it was filled in the mid-1960s.

Published Aug 23, 2022

Image of the Day Water Drought Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing