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Remote Sensing

Nighttime Swirls
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Nighttime Swirls

A common cloud pattern, known as von Kármán vortices, makes an appearance at night.

Published Aug 16, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Remote Sensing

Eerie Blooms in Lake Erie
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Eerie Blooms in Lake Erie

In July 2019, a severe toxic algal bloom began spreading over the western basin of Lake Erie.

Published Aug 14, 2019

Image of the Day Water Human Presence Remote Sensing Water Color

Heavy Monsoon Rains Flood South Asia
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Heavy Monsoon Rains Flood South Asia

Western India and Burma (Myanmar) suffered through dramatic flooding and landslides in early August 2019.

Published Aug 14, 2019

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

Flying through a Fire Cloud
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Flying through a Fire Cloud

A rare flight through a thunderstorm triggered by a wildfire has atmospheric scientists buzzing.

Published Aug 9, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Heightened Activity at Shishaldin Volcano
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Heightened Activity at Shishaldin Volcano

It is common for the Alaskan volcano to vent steam and gas, but the summit crater was warmer than usual in July.

Published Aug 8, 2019

Image of the Day Land Volcanoes Remote Sensing