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Gati Makes Historic Landfall in Somalia
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Gati Makes Historic Landfall in Somalia

Cyclone Gati became the strongest storm to hit the country on record, bringing more than a year’s worth of rain in two days.

Published Nov 25, 2020

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Chlorophyll
Global Maps

Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is used by algae and other phytoplankton--the grass of the sea--to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into sugars. These maps show chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean, revealing where phytoplankton are thriving.

Jul 2002 — Oct 2020

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Vegetation
Global Maps

Vegetation

Greenness is an important indicator of health for forests, grasslands, and farms. The greenness of a landscape, or vegetation index, depends on the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are.

Mar 2000 — Oct 2020

Land Life

Sharks, Seagrass, and Stromatolites
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Sharks, Seagrass, and Stromatolites

Australia’s Shark Bay contains the largest beds of seagrasses in the world, as well as some of the oldest lifeforms on Earth.

Published Oct 10, 2020

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Cracking Icy Secrets of New Penguin Colonies
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Cracking Icy Secrets of New Penguin Colonies

Populations of gentoo penguins are growing, and remote sensing data are helping scientists figure out why.

Published Sep 24, 2020

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