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Remote Sensing

Lake Mead by the Seasons
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Lake Mead by the Seasons

In this reservoir along the Colorado River at the Arizona-Nevada border, water levels rise and fall with the seasons each year.

Published Oct 17, 2019

Image of the Day Land Water Remote Sensing

Unusual Monsoon Season Causes Flooding in India
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Unusual Monsoon Season Causes Flooding in India

2019 has brought exceptional rain to some areas, and the monsoon is retreating later than any season in recent memory.

Published Oct 7, 2019

Image of the Day Land Water Drought Floods Severe Storms Human Presence Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

A River of Smoke
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A River of Smoke

Fires raged in Bolivia’s lowlands throughout much of August and September.

Published Oct 4, 2019

Image of the Day Land Fires Remote Sensing

Tracking “Blue Tear” Blooms
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Tracking “Blue Tear” Blooms

Satellites can track Noctiluca scintillans, a type of phytoplankton that produce a bioluminescent glow at night.

Published Oct 3, 2019

Image of the Day Life Water Remote Sensing

Lorenzo Approaches Ireland
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Lorenzo Approaches Ireland

Though it has weakened since reaching category 5 strength, the hurricane is still bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the northeast Atlantic.

Published Oct 2, 2019

Image of the Day Floods Severe Storms Remote Sensing