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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-14 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending February 22, 2005, show that the central equatorial Pacific continues to exhibit an area of higher-than-normal sea surface heights.
PIA07456:
El Niņo: The Weak, Getting Weaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-30 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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After three years of El Niņo and La Niņa, the Pacific is finally calming down in the tropics but still shows signs of being abnormal elsewhere, according to the satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA02969:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Los Niņos may be Gone, But Pacific Pattern Remains August 14, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-23 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Lingering just a month ago in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the La Niņa phenomenon, with its large volume of chilly water, barely has a pulse this month, according to new satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA01586:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Barely Has a Pulse, June 18, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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New sea surface height measurements from NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite show that the sea level and temperature of the entire Pacific is 'out of balance,' including a large area of abnormally cool water along the west coast of North America.
PIA01528:
TOPEX El Niņo/La Niņa - Entire Pacific is out of Whack, April 7, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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The cold pool of water in the Pacific known as La Niņa still persists, although it is slowly weakening, according to scientists studying new data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01526:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Hangs On, February 27, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-26 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01474:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Satellite Shows Pacific Running Hot and Cold, September 12, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-14 Earth Jason-1
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Since the weak El Niņo event of last winter, the equatorial Pacific has cooled and oceanographers have been on a La Niņa 'watch.' Thus far, equatorial waters have seesawed between cooling and the present slight warming.
PIA04622:
Where is La Niņa?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-22 Earth Jason-1
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One of the strongest La Niņas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by NASA's U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite.
PIA10377:
Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Niņa Linger
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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ElNiņo is experiencing a late-fall resurgence. Sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the equatorial Pacific has triggered a wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave.
PIA12326:
El Niņo Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month.
PIA17454:
'La Nada' Climate Pattern Lingers in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon data, collected over a 10-day sampling cycle from March 1 to 11, 2000, showed a La Niņa condition.
PIA02460:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Still a "cool" Problem Child, March 23, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-23 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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The North Pacific Ocean continues to run hot and cold, with abnormally low sea levels and cool waters in the northeastern Pacific contrasting with unusually high sea levels and warm waters in the northwestern Pacific.
PIA02403:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Pacific Ocean Conditions are Split: Cold in East, Hot in West, July 27, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean is beginning to exhibit the characteristics of a developing La Niņa condition.
PIA03665:
She's Back? La Niņa Developing?
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01497:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa looks "frozen" in Pacific, November 8, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01453:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo in Retreat, Pacific in Transition, June 14, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-26 Earth Jason-1
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Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) field in the Gulf of Mexico during September 22, 2005. The path of Hurricane Rita is indicated with circles spaced every 3 hours with their size and color representing intensity (see legend).
PIA06342:
NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-22 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This NASA Topex/Poseidon image of sea-surface heights was taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending August 7, 2002.
PIA03855:
Watching for the Next El Niņo
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on July 11, 1998; sea surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean.
PIA01461:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Satellite shows Pacific Stabilizing, July 11, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 27, 2004.
PIA06381:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 15, 2004.
PIA06380:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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A giant horseshoe pattern of higher than normal sea-surface heights developing over the last year is beginning to dominate the entire western Pacific and Asiatic oceans.
PIA02448:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Persistence May be Part of Larger Climate Pattern, January 8, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-01 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Unusually warm ocean temperatures off Asia and cool waters in the eastern and equatorial Pacific are signaling La Niņa's mild return, according to the latest sea-surface heights observed by the joint NASA-French space agency's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA02437:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Mild La Niņa Conditions Developing, November 12, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-18 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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A repeat of last year's mild La Niņa conditions -- with a stormy winter in the Pacific Northwest and a dry winter in the southwestern United States -- will be the likely outcome of sea-surface heights observed by NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA02436:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Conditions Likely to Prevail, October 10, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-26 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01473:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Little Change in Pacific, August 13, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-27 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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These data, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending August 18, 2001, show that above-normal sea-surface heights and warmer ocean temperatures still blanket the far-western tropical Pacific and much of the north (and south) mid-Pacific.
PIA03457:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Still Rules in Pacific; No Niņo Anytime Soon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-06 Earth Jason-1
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This image is a 'family portrait' of Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM/Jason-2), NASA satellites that have measured global sea surface heights since 1992.
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, launched on June 20, 2008, wasted no time getting to work. The satellite's radar altimeter collected its first data a little more than 48 hours after launch.
PIA11197:
Newest Ocean-Observing Satellite Records Recent Sea Level Changes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
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This image from NASA's Jason-1 is a global map of sea surface height of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The image represents data collected and composited over a 10-day period, ending on Nov. 3, 2003.
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
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Created with altimeter data from NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite and the Jason-1 satellite, this image shows a portion of the Gulf Stream off the east coast of the United States.
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-08 Earth Jason-1
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This pair of images from the radar altimeter instrument on NASA's U.S./France Jason mission reveals information on wind speeds and wave heights of Tropical Cyclone Gonu, which reached Category 5 strength in the Arabian Sea prior to landfall in early June.
PIA09602:
Jason Tracks Powerful Tropical Cyclone Gonu's High Winds, Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The most recent sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the continued eastward progression of a strong wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave, now approaching South America.
PIA12404:
El Niņo Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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This image from NASA's European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 shows that the moderate El Niņo of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sibling, La Niņa, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
PIA13211:
Adios El Niņo, Hello La Niņa?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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This image from NASA's European Jason-2 satellite shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events.
PIA17809:
The Fickle El Niño of 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-19 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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In this side-by-side visualization, Pacific Ocean sea surface height anomalies during the 1997-98 El Niño (left) are compared with 2015 Pacific conditions (right).
PIA20009:
NASA Studying 2015 El Niņo Event as Never Before Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Earth Jason-1
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The image from NASA's Jason satellite show that the equatorial Pacific sea surface levels are higher, indicating warmer sea surface temperatures in the central and west Pacific Ocean on Jan. 23, 2004.
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This is a combined radar and topography image of an area along the Missouri River that experienced severe flooding and levee failure in the summer of 1993.
PIA01806:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River - TOPSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03510:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This comparison image, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) November, 1996 and September, 2000, shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03513:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillipines - Comparison of November, 1996 and September, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Hariharalaya, the ancient 9th Century A.D. capitol of the Khmer in Cambodia in the upper center portion.
PIA03869:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Hariharalaya, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows the western end of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02853:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in August, 2000, shows most of the northern coast of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02854:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, shows the Altamaha River Delta in the Georgia Sea Islands.
PIA03157:
Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03507:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03508:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a shaded relief mosaic of Umnak Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03509:
Shaded Relief Mosaic of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2001.
PIA03511:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR), shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03512:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillippines - Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, is of Cambodia's Angkor region revealing a temple (upper-right) not depicted on early 19th Century French archeological survey maps and American topographic maps.
PIA03866:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Sman Teng, Temple, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows the Old Khmer Road (Inrdratataka-Bakheng causeway) in Cambodia.
PIA03867:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Old Khmer Road, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Lovea, Cambodia.
PIA03868:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Lovea, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia.
PIA03870:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia.
PIA03871:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-25 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This sequence of three images in northern Colorado, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Fraser, Colorado, before snowfall, the morning after snow, and after the snow melted.
PIA04266:
Fraser, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
PIA20716:
A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth AVIRIS
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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California
PIA19361:
NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
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A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
PIA20717:
California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-27 Earth AVIRIS
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This image from NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument (AVIRIS) was collected on May 17, 2010, over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster. In the image, crude oil on the surface appears orange to brown.
PIA13167:
NASA's AVIRIS Aids in Gulf Oil Spill Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake devastated the small city of Bam in southeast Iran on December 26, 2003. The two images from ESA's Envisat show similar measures of the radar interferometric correlation in grayscale on the left and in false colors on the right.
PIA06311:
Bam, Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image from ESA's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13975:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake (Google Overlay)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image, called a coseismic interferogram, using satellite data from the European Space Agency's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13976:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
InSAR
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This still from an animation shows, in exaggerated terms, how the surface of the southern Central Valley of California deformed from the period 2007 to 2011.
PIA16293:
InSAR Measurements of Subsidence in California's Central Valley (June 2007--December 2010) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.
PIA06671:
Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

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Italy's Mount Etna is the focus of this perspective from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The city of Catania is barely visible behind Etna on the bay at the upper left.
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
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Italy's Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands are the focus of this perspective view from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The image is looking south with the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in the foreground and Etna with its dark lava flows on the skyline.
PIA03370:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy & the Aeolian Islands
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This image NASA's Terra satellite is of the Andes along the Chile-Bolivia border. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02654:
ASTER Andes
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The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument with its shadow are all visible in this image of Washington, D.C. from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02655:
ASTER Washington, D.C.
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This image of Saudi Arabia shows a great sea of linear dunes in part of the Rub' al Khali, or the Empty Quarter. Acquired on June 25, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02656:
ASTER Dunes
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The Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Morocco. This image was acquired on July 5, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02657:
ASTER Gibraltar
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Dramatic differences in land use patterns are highlighted in this image of the U.S.-Mexico border acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02659:
ASTER Mexicali
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The Eiffel Tower and its shadow can be seen next to the Seine in the left middle of this image of Paris acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02660:
ASTER Paris
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One of the most important waterways in the world, the Suez Canal runs north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in northeastern Egypt. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on May 19, 2000.
PIA02661:
ASTER Suez Canal
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The pattern on the right half of this image of the Bay of Bengal is the result of two opposing wave trains colliding. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on March 29, 2000.
PIA02662:
ASTER Waves
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The Grand Canyon is one of North America's most spectacular geologic features as seen in this image acquired NASA's Terra satellite on May 12, 2000.
PIA02668:
3-D View of Grand Canyon, Arizona
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 3, 2000 captured almost the entire island of Oahu, Hawaii.
PIA02672:
Oahu, Hawaii
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On the night of June 4, 2001 NASA's Terra satellite captured this thermal image of the erupting Shiveluch volcano, located on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula,
PIA02674:
Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia
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Anchorage, Alaska and Cook Inlet are seen in this sub-image, acquired May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. At the center of the image is the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport; in the upper right corner is Elmendorf Air Force Base.
PIA02675:
Anchorage, AK
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This simulated natural color image of the German state of North Rhine Westphalia is from NASA's Terra spacecraft covering an area of 30 by 36 km, and was acquired on August 26, 2000.
PIA02676:
Coal Mining, Germany
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 29, 2001 shows a sulfur dioxide plume (in purple) drifting over the city of Catania.
PIA02678:
Sulfur Dioxide Plume During the Continuing Eruption of Mt. Etna, Italy
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This image of Los Angeles, Calif. was acquired on July 23, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02679:
Los Angeles from Space
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This image of the Nyiragonga volcano eruption in the Congo was acquired on January 28, 2002 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03462:
Nyiragonga Volcano
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The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 25, 2001.
PIA03853:
Machu Picchu, Peru
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the junctions of the Amazon and the Rio Negro Rivers at Manaus, Brazil.
PIA03851:
Manaus, Brazil
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a 60 km stretch of the Yangtze River in China, including the Xiling Gorge, the eastern of the three gorges. At left of image is the construction site of theThree Gorges Dam, the world's largest.
PIA03852:
Three Gorges Dam, China
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Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier of Europe, covers more than 120 square kilometers (more than 45 square miles) in southern Switzerland. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on July 23, 2001.
PIA03857:
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
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These images show dramatic change in the water at Dongting Lake in Hunan province, China between August and September of 2002. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on September 2, 2002 and March 19, 2002.
PIA03858:
Dongting Lake, China
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This image of Yellowstone National Park was acquired on July 2, 2001 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03875:
Yellowstone Park
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The towns of Santa Claus, Ga., (top) and Santa Claus, Ind. (bottom), are shown in these two images from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03891:
Santa Claus, Ga./Ind.
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on November 5, 2001, shows a chunk of glacier was threatening to fall into an Andean lake and cause major flooding in Huraez, a Peruvian city of 60,000.
PIA03898:
Huaraz, Peru
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An Earth-monitoring instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite kept a close eye on a potential glacial disaster in the making in Peru's spectacular, snow-capped Cordillera Blanca (White Mountains), the highest range of the Peruvian Andes.
PIA03899:
NASA Keeps Watch on a Potential Disaster in the Icy Andes
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On June 26, NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Aspen fire burning out of control north of Tucson, AZ.
PIA04602:
Aspen Fire, Arizona
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On July 3, 2004, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of the Willow fire near Payson, Arizona.
PIA06375:
Willow Fire Near Payson, Arizona
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Since last spring, the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has detected increasing volcanic unrest at Augustine Volcano in Cook Inlet, Alaska near Anchorage. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02148:
Augustine Volcano, Cook Inlet, Alaska (January 12, 2006)
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On Feb. 12, 2010, the 21st Winter Olympic Games opened in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 29, 2008.
PIA12838:
Vancouver Olympic Site Captures a Gold for Natural Grandeur
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On July 9, hundreds of millions of fans worldwide were glued to their television sets watching the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, played in Berlin's Olympic stadium (Olympiastadion). This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01914:
World Cup Final
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 Earth Terra
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The John F. Kennedy Space Center, America's spaceport, is located along Florida's eastern shore on Cape Canaveral. Established as NASA's Launch Operations Center on July 1, 1962, This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01918:
John F. Kennedy Space Center
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The Isthmus of Corinth has played a very important role in the history of Greece. It is the only land bridge between the country's north (Attica) and south (Peloponnese). This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01919:
Corinth Canal, Greece
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The Esperanza fire started on October 26, 2006 in the dry brush near Palm Springs, CA. This image was acquired in 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01900:
Esperanza Fire near Palm Springs, California
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A devastating mudslide in the world-renowned Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula virtually obliterated the natural wonder, forcing the emergency evacuation of visitors and national park personnel. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA09603:
Geyser Valley on the Kamchatka Peninsula
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A destructive forest fire broke out June 24, 2007 near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra on June 27, 2007.
PIA09698:
Fire near South Lake Tahoe, California
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