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Snow and Ice

A Delta Oasis in Southeastern Kazakhstan
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A Delta Oasis in Southeastern Kazakhstan

The rich mosaic of reeds, ponds, and meadows of the Ili River Delta offer habitat for hundreds of species.

Published Apr 7, 2020

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Lake Beloye
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Lake Beloye

This lake in northwest Russia is small compared to Lake Baikal, yet it still manages to make a stately appearance in satellite imagery.

Published Apr 3, 2020

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Drifting With Broken Sea Ice
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Drifting With Broken Sea Ice

Cracks in the Arctic sea ice are important for satellite-based measurements of the ice’s thickness. They also pose challenges for ship-based researchers participating in the MOSAiC expedition.

Published Mar 30, 2020

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Choose Your Champion: Tournament Earth 2020
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Choose Your Champion: Tournament Earth 2020

Vote for your favorite all-time Earth Observatory image. Help narrow the field from 32 nominees down to one champion in a five-round tournament.

Published Mar 26, 2020

Atmosphere Land Life Water Snow and Ice Remote Sensing Videos

Sea Ice Below Normal Despite a Seasonal Bump
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Sea Ice Below Normal Despite a Seasonal Bump

Slight recoveries in the extent of sea ice at both poles were not enough to return to long-term normal levels.

Published Mar 24, 2020

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