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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains showing several smoke plumes from wildfires burning throughout Northern California on August 13, 2001.
PIA03421:
A Panoramic View of the Emigrant Gap Fire, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-09-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images of mixing waters and moving ships off the North Carolina Coast were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on October 11, 2000 (Terra orbit 4344).
PIA03422:
Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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On March 2, 2003, NASA's Terra spacecraft saw near-surface winds carrying a large amount of Saharan dust aloft and transported the material westward over the Atlantic Ocean.
PIA04322:
Casting Light and Shadows on a Saharan Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-04-30 Earth Terra
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The height and motion of the ash and gas plume from the April 22, 2003, eruption of the Chikurachki volcano is portrayed in these views NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04328:
Height and Motion of the Chikurachki Eruption Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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Austral winter and spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04342:
Austral Winter and Spring in Queensland's Brigalow Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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Brush fires consumed nearly 750,000 acres across Southern California between October 21 and November 18, 2003. Burn scars and vegetation changes wrought by the fires are illustrated in these false-color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04346:
Burn Scars Across Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Terra
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On 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. These views were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04372:
Breaking Tsunami Waves along India's Eastern Coast Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Despite good rainfall and record-setting snowstorms in the spring of 2005, most of northeastern Wyoming, the Black Hills, and western South Dakota remained in the midst of a severe drought. These images are from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04379:
Drought in the Black Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the strong convective development of Hurricane Katrina as it moved west through the Gulf of Mexico. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04383:
The Roiling Clouds of Katrina Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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The collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the fires that followed produced a noxious smoke plume, a complex mixture of tiny airborne particles and gases as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04388:
Smoke Plume Dispersal from the World Trade Center Disaster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
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The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this Aug. 30 image of smoke plumes from the Station and other wildfires burning throughout Southern California.
PIA12190:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image shows JPL's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 as it passed over Hurricane Ida while situated between western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA12349:
MISR High-Resolution, Cross-Track Winds for Hurricane Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows ash plumes from Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcano, Iceland stretching over the North Atlantic; the volcano erupted on April 14, 2010 bringing closure to major airports in Europe.
PIA13047:
Ash from Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcano, Iceland Stretches over the North Atlantic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite flew directly over Iceland on April 19, 2010 and captured this image of the Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano and its erupting ash plume. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13052:
Heights of the Eyjafjallaj÷kull Eruption Plume - April 19, 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-06 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite was acquired on May 1, 2010. The red symbol indicates the approximate position of the Deepwater Horizon platform and the source of the oil slick which resulted in a significant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
PIA13099:
NASA's MISR Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-14 Earth Terra
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Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano produced its second major ash plume beginning on May 7, 2010. NASA's Terra satellite passed just east of the volcano mid-morning and captured this image the same day.
PIA13139:
NASA MISR Image Shows Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcano Plume Heights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Earth Terra
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This image captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft is an enhanced 'true color' image of the Gulf of Mexico as it passed over the Deepwater Horizon oil slick on May 10, 2010.
PIA13143:
NASA's MISR Images Continued Spread of Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull volcano, viewed here in imagery from NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 16, 2010, once again disrupted air traffic over Europe with the closure of major airports in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
PIA13144:
Eyjafjallaj÷kull Ash Continues to Disrupt Air Traffic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image acquired on May 24, 2010 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig encroaching upon several of Louisiana's wildlife habitats.
PIA13174:
Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Earth Terra
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This view of Hurricane Alex in the western Gulf of Mexico was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite just after noon Central Daylight Time on June 30, 2010. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA13242:
Hurricane Alex Disrupts Gulf Cleanup
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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The extent of inundation from the destructive and deadly tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011, magnitude 8.9 earthquake centered off Japan's northeastern coast east of the city of Sendai is revealed in this image pair from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13913:
NASA's MISR Images Tsunami Inundation Along Japan's Eastern Coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland's volcanoes, which began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time (1730 UTC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011, east of the capital city of Reykjavik.
PIA14161:
Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 Fires burning in Arizona. The data were acquired mid-morning on June 7, 2011. Nearly 10 distinct bluish-colored smoke plumes can be seen blowing toward the upper right (northeast).
PIA14270:
Arizona Wildfires Burn Out of Control
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-02 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Silver Fire in western New Mexico on June 7, 2013. It has since consumed more than 137,000 acres of timber in a rugged area of the Gila National Forest that has not seen large fires for nearly a century.
PIA17294:
NASA Spacecraft Images New Mexico Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra satellite passed over Glendora, Calif., where a large wildfire has claimed several homes, causing mandatory evacuations and prompting an air quality alert by public health officials.
PIA17883:
NASA Spacecraft Sees Dispersion of Smoke and Ash Across LA Basin from Colby Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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On Aug. 16, 2016, at around 10:30 a.m., NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted a brush fire ignited in the Cajon Pass east of Los Angeles, just to the west of Interstate 15 known as the Blue Cut Fire.
PIA20888:
Long Smoke Plumes from California's Destructive Blue Cut Fire Spotted by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20889:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite viewed America's National Momuments and Parks in this 3D image.
PIA20890:
America's National Parks Viewed in 3D by NASA's MISR (Anaglyph 2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-01 Earth Terra
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On the afternoon of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Tropical Storm Hermine as it strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane approaching the coast of Florida.
PIA20898:
NASA's MISR Spots Hurricane Hermine Approaching Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-04 Earth Terra
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On October 4, 2016, the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Matthew . Haiti is completely obscured by Matthew's clouds, but part of the Bahamas is visible to the north.
PIA21070:
Hurricane Matthew over Haiti seen by NASA's MISR Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2016, the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite passed over New Delhi in the northern portion of the Himalayas, showing thick haze due to extreme air pollution.
PIA21100:
Severe Air Pollution in New Delhi View by NASA's MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's MISR Mystery Quiz #28. Answers to be provided at a later time.
PIA15375:
MISR Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #28
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-14 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed an eye overpass of Hurricane Nicole on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:55 a.m. PDT (17:55 UTC) as the storm was moving toward Bermuda.
PIA21098:
NASA's CloudSat Looks Hurricane Nicole in the Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Earth CloudSat
MODIS
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed a stunning eye overpass of Typhoon Dolphin in the western Pacific Ocean on May 16, 2015, at 0407 UTC.
PIA19475:
NASA's CloudSat Peers Into the Eye of Powerful Typhoon Dolphin Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
MODIS
OSCAT Scatterometer
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Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
PIA17052:
Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-16 Earth Terra
MODIS
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On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.
PIA13046:
NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth Aqua
Terra
MODIS
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Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17284:
Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-29 Earth Aqua
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Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA18097:
Hurricane Amanda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
MODIS
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The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17053:
MODIS Satellite See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-02 Earth Aqua
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In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.
PIA18795:
2013 Yosemite Fire Assessed by NASA Satellite Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
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Beaufort Sea surface temperatures where Canada's Mackenzie River discharges into the Arctic Ocean, measured by NASA's MODIS instrument; warm river waters had broken through a shoreline sea ice barrier to enhance sea ice melt.
PIA18034:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Earth Terra
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This frame from a NASA MODIS animation depicts warming sea surface temperatures in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea after warm waters from Canada's Mackenzie River broke through a shoreline sea ice barrier in summer 2012, enhancing the melting of sea ice.
PIA18035:
Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
PIA01165:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Ni˝o Watch - December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
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These data maps from the Microwave Limb Sounder on NASA's Aura spacecraft depict levels of hydrogen chloride, chlorine monoxide, and ozone at an altitude of approximately 19 km (490,000 ft) on selected days during the 2004-05 Arctic winter.
PIA07252:
Aura's Microwave Limb Sounder Estimates of Ozone Loss, 2004/2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This still from an animation created from data from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the complex interaction of chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone during the 2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07255:
Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Animation Illustrating the Interaction Between Temperatures and Chemicals Involved in Ozone Destruction, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS)
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This image displays wind measurements taken by the satellite-borne NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) during the last 10 days of May 1997, showing the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere at the onset of the 1997-98 El Ni˝o condition.
PIA01452:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Ni˝o Watch - 1997 Research Data Reveal Clues about El Ni˝o's Influence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth Aura
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NASA's Aura spacecraft sees El Ni˝o's effects on the atmosphere. An El Ni˝o is characterized by an abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
PIA12961:
NASA's Aura Sees El Ni˝o's Effects on the Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-02 Earth Aura
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In mid-March 2011, NASA's Aura spacecraft observed ozone in Earth's stratosphere -- low ozone amounts are shown in purple and grey colors, large amounts of chlorine monoxide are shown in dark blue colors.
PIA14824:
Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This image from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the relationship between nitrous oxide levels and ozone loss, 2004-2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07994:
Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements Depicting the Relationship Between Nitrous Oxide Levels and Ozone Loss, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
PIA00823:
TOPEX/El Ni˝o Watch - El Ni˝o Moisture in the Atmosphere, February 22, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Earth Terra
MLS
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This series of six images shows the evolution of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the 1998 El Ni˝o condition.
PIA00824:
TOPEX/El Ni˝o Watch - El Ni˝o Moisture in the Atmosphere, January and February, 1998
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.821 MB)     JPEG (655.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-30 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows atmospheric water vapor in Earth's upper troposphere, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface, as measured by NASA's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument flying aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.
PIA01052:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Ni˝o Watch - Water Vapor Measurement, October, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
MLS
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This series of six images shows the movement of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the formation of the 1997 El Ni˝o condition.
PIA01166:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Ni˝o Watch - February thru December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Mars Phoenix
MECA
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Mars Particle and Terrestrial Soil, Compared Microscopically
PIA11206:
Mars Particle and Terrestrial Soil, Compared Microscopically
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-17 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
PIA13474:
Earth and Moon from 114 Million Miles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-18 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Home
PIA17540:
Home
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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Looking Back at Us
PIA17388:
Looking Back at Us
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft captured several stunning images of Earth during a gravity assist swingby of its home planet on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA10120:
Earth Departure Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Mercury-bound MESSENGER spacecraft captured several stunning images of Earth during a gravity assist swingby of its home planet on Aug. 2, 2005.
PIA10121:
Galapagos Islands Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-02 Earth MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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NASA's MESSENGER's Earth flyby on Aug. 2, 2005, not only adjusted the spacecraft's path to Mercury - the gravity assist maneuver allowed the spacecraft team to test several MESSENGER science instruments by observing its home planet.
PIA10122:
Twins Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The two bodies in this portion of an evening-sky view by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are Earth and Earth's moon. The rover's Mast Camera (Mastcam) imaged them in the twilight sky of Curiosity's 529th Martian day, or sol (Jan. 31, 2014).
PIA17935:
Curiosity Mars Rover's First Image of Earth and Earth's Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-06 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth.
PIA17936:
Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.
PIA04530:
Earth and Jupiter as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At the time, Mars and the orbiting camera were 139 million kilometers (86 million miles) from Earth and almost 1 billion kilometers (nearly 600 million miles) from Jupiter.
PIA04529:
Earth, Moon, and Jupiter, as seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, & Mercury do when viewed from Earth
PIA04531:
Earth and Moon as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This view of grains from a sand dune near Christmas Lake, Ore., was taken by a testing twin of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13582:
Test Image of Earth Sand by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of terrestrial rocks was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13583:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This close-up view of a stone found in San Diego was taken by a testing twin -- the 'life test unit' -- of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13584:
Test Close-Up of Earth Cobble by Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-16 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This stereo view of terrestrial rocks combines two images taken by a testing twin of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13585:
Test Image of Earth Rocks by Mars Camera (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the NASA spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of color and ultraviolet images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04159:
Calibration Image of Earth by Mars Color Imager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-15 Earth Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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The western hemisphere of our home planet Earth. North (upper left), Central, and South America (lower right) were nicely free of clouds when NASA's LRO pointed home on 9 August 2010 to acquire this beautiful view.
PIA13519:
Americas from the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth LIDAR
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These before-and-after LIDAR images from the 2014 King fire show an area on the west side of the Rubicon River where fire damage was severe.
PIA19360:
Before-and-After LIDAR Images from 2014 King Fire in El Dorado National Forest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around QuÚbec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
PIA12189:
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color composite image from NASA's UAVSAR taken on June 23, 2010, shows the southern Louisiana coastline, covering the area around Grande Isle and the entrance to Barataria Bay.
PIA13233:
UAVSAR Maps the Gulf Coast Oil Spill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color, oblique perspective image of the Slumgullion landslide in southwestern Colorado depicting its surface motion was created by data acquired by NASA's UAVSAR between two airplane flights in August 2011.
PIA16059:
NASA's UAVSAR Images Colorado's Slumgullion Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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On March 17, 2013, NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) acquired synthetic aperture radar data over the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.
PIA16942:
NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft To Study Volcanoes and Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Colombia's Galeras Volcano, was acquired by UAVSAR on March 13, 2013. A highly active volcano, Galeras features a breached caldera and an active cone that produces numerous small to moderate explosive eruptions.
PIA16943:
UAVSAR Acquires False-Color Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-31 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
PIA18041:
NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Peru's Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA's UAVSAR. Located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the city of Arequipa, Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano.
PIA18049:
UAVSAR image of Ubinas Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR studies ground deformation after a magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake on August 24, 2014.
PIA18801:
NASA's UAVSAR Studies Ground Deformation from Napa California Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-27 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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These two images from NASA's UAVSAR and Google Earth show the mesa-top site of Peru's Nasca lines World Heritage Site. The data collected will help Peruvian authorities fully catalog the thousand-year-old designs drawn on the ground.
PIA20367:
NASA Radar Brings a New View of World Heritage Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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A protected area within the Nasca World Heritage Site in Peru that has experienced apparent disturbance between two different observations by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR).
PIA20378:
Disturbance on Dirt Roads Crossing Peru's Nasca World Heritage Site seen by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Different visualizations of an area with geometric geoglyphs at the Nasca World Heritage Site in Peru as seen by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR).
PIA20376:
Peruvian Geometric Geoglyphs Detected by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-05 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows the Pan-American Highway (upper right), and an unpaved road from the highway to a hilly area used by tourists to view the Peruvian Nasca World Heritage Site geoglyphs.
PIA20377:
Disturbance at Peru's Nasca World Heritage Site seen by NASA's UAVSAR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) captured this false-color composite image of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the surrounding region on Jan. 27, 2010.
PIA12503:
NASA Airborne Radar Captures Its First Images of Post-Quake Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows a UAVSAR interferogram swath overlaid atop a Google Earth image. New NASA airborne radar images show the continuing deformation in Earth's surface resulting from the magnitude 7.2 temblor in Baja California on April 4, 2010.
PIA13314:
NASA Radar Images Show Continued Deformation from Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California and parts of the American Southwest on April 4, 2010.
PIA13902:
NASA Radar Captures Earth Deformation from 2010 Baja Calif. Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-06 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Analyses by NASA's UAVSAR radar performed after the Bayou Corne, La., sinkhole formed, show it was able to detect precursory ground surface movement of up to 10.2 inches (260 millimeters) more than a month before the sinkhole collapsed in Aug. 2012.
PIA18040:
NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California in 2010.
PIA13380:
NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-10-23 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This is an image showing part of Isla Isabella in the western Galapagos Islands. It was taken by the L-band radar in HH polarization from the Spaceborne Imaging Radar C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar on the 40th orbit of NASAĺs space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA00499:
Radar Image of Galapagos Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the dramatic landscape in the Phang Hoei Range of north central Thailand, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the city of Lom Sak.
PIA01235:
North Central Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image covers a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00821:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows the area of Death Valley, California and the different surface types in the area. Radar is sensitive to surface roughness with rough areas showing up brighter than smooth areas, which appear dark.
PIA01349:
Color Image of Death Valley, California from SIR-C
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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This radar image shows a close up view of a portion of the Richtersveld National Park and Orange River (top of image) in the Northern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa.
PIA00822:
South Africa, Namibia Diamond Deposits (Close-up)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-06 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
L-Band Imaging Radar
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These images show two views of a region of south-central Egypt. On the left is an optical image from NASA's Landsat Thematic Mapper, and on the right is a radar image from NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR).
PIA00737:
Safsaf Oasis, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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Groundwater storage trends around the United States as measured by the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites between 2003 and 2012.
PIA16840:
GRACE Measures Groundwater Changes Across the U.S.
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K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
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