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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

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 2019

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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 2019

Heat Land

Land Surface Temperature Anomaly
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Land Surface Temperature Anomaly

These maps depict anomalies in land surface temperatures (LSTs); that is, how much hotter or cooler a region was compared to the long-term average. LST anomalies can indicate heat waves or cold spells.

Feb 2000 — Nov 2019

Heat Land

Aussie Smoke Plumes Crossing Oceans
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Aussie Smoke Plumes Crossing Oceans

As fires continue to rage in southern and eastern Australia, the smoke has risen high and far across the atmosphere.

Published Nov 20, 2019

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