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Remote Sensing

Another Lively Season of Night-Shining Clouds
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Another Lively Season of Night-Shining Clouds

Extremely cold and wet conditions in the mesosphere have led to abundant noctilucent clouds.

Published Jul 8, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Remote Sensing

Fueled by the Nile
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Fueled by the Nile

Irrigation from Lake Nasser, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes, has increased the amount of arable land and crop production in Egypt.

Published Jul 7, 2020

Image of the Day Land Water Human Presence Remote Sensing

Nishinoshima Belches Ash and Lava
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Nishinoshima Belches Ash and Lava

A young volcanic island in the western Pacific Ocean has been going through some growing pains.

Published Jul 6, 2020

Image of the Day Land Water Volcanoes Remote Sensing

Scouting Watering Holes from Space
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Scouting Watering Holes from Space

Satellites may make it easier for nomadic herders in Senegal to survive the lean season.

Published Jul 1, 2020

Image of the Day Land Water Remote Sensing

A Dust Plume to Remember
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A Dust Plume to Remember

While dust routinely blows across the Atlantic Ocean, scientists rarely see plumes as large and dense with particles as the one that darkened Caribbean skies in June 2020.

Published Jun 29, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Dust and Haze Remote Sensing