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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the volcanic Ogasawara Islands. The islands were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in recognition of an outstanding example of ongoing evolutionary processes in oceanic island ecosystems.
PIA15950:
Ogasawara Islands, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth OSCAT
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This image shows ocean surface winds for Hurricane Sandy observed by the OSCAT radar scatterometer on the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) OceanSat-2 satellite. Colors indicate wind speed and arrows indicate direction.
PIA16219:
OSCAT Eyes Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat spacecraft overpassed Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012 just as Sandy was approaching the Atlantic coastline. Sandy contained estimated maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (78 knots).
PIA16201:
CloudSat's View of Hurricane Sandy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Early Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy continued inland, moving to the northwest over Pennsylvania. Swaths of infrared measurements taken over two orbits of NASA's Aqua satellite by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder are displayed here.
PIA16434:
Hurricane Sandy Moving Northwest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this imagery and data over Hurricane Sandy as the storm approached the U.S. east coast on Oct. 28, 2012. The image at left covers an area 250 miles (400 kilometers) wide and extends from Massachusetts to Florida.
PIA16435:
NASA's Spacecraft Imagery Shows Hurricane Sandy's Wind Flow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat passed over Sandy at 10:32 a.m. EDT on Oct. 27, 2012. Light to moderate precipitation associated with parts of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy were moving on shore into parts of North Carolina.
PIA16436:
NASA's CloudSat Views Hurricane Sandy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows ExxonMobil's Baytown refinery in Texas. With a refining capacity of over 560,000 barrels per day, it is the largest refinery in the United States.
PIA16295:
Baytown Refinery, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
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This figure shows changes in global mean sea level as measured by satellite altimetry (NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon and Jason-1; and NASA/CNES/NOAA/EUMETSAT Jason-2) between 1992 to 2012.
PIA16294:
After Brief Dip, Global Mean Sea Level Resumes Climb
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-05 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Brittany, a cultural region in the northwest of France.
PIA15007:
Brittany, France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
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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 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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Baikonur, formerly Leninsk, is a city in Kazakhstan rented and administered by the Russian Federation to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome where Sputnik launched in 1957. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA16292:
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the abandoned town of Centralia, in eastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining country.
PIA16291:
Centralia, Pennsylvania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, and home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet, situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok.
PIA16290:
Vladivostok, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Earth 965x720x3
This image shows a dry streambed on an alluvial fan in the Atacama Desert, Chile, revealing the typical patchy, heterogeneous mixture of grain sizes deposited together.
PIA16191:
Dry Streambed on Alluvial Fan in Northern Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-21 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the Pole Creek fire southwest of Sisters, Ore., which had grown to 24,000 acres as of Sept. 20, 2012. No structures have been destroyed, and the fire is mostly confined to the national forest.
PIA15884:
NASA Spacecraft Images Oregon Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-13 Earth ADAPT
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This image was taken during a flight test of JPL's Autonomous Descent and Ascent Powered-Flight Testbed (ADAPT). The testbed was flown aboard a Masten Space System Xombie rocket.-Flight Testbed (ADAPT).
PIA16119:
ADAPT Rocket Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Earth Terra
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Two satellite images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, obtained about 10 years apart, clearly illustrate the effects of the near-historic drought conditions in southwestern Kansas. Farmers are among the hardest hit.
PIA16102:
NASA Spacecraft Captures Effects of U.S. Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-30 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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Strong tropical storm Isaac continues to create havoc across the Gulf Coast, from eastern Texas to Florida. This infrared image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was acquired at 2:41 p.m. CDT on Aug. 29, 2012.
PIA16113:
A Slow-moving Isaac Brings Flooding to Gulf States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft recorded low-level wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (65 knots) from cloud motion observed outside Tropical Storm Isaac's eye. The spacecraft flew over Isaac a few hours before Isaac was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.
PIA16017:
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Isaac's Inflow and Outflow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Before NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, the strata exposed in Mount Sharp were compared to those in the Grand Canyon of the western United States, shown here. Scientists are surprised by just how close the similarities are.
PIA16098:
Grand Canyon Similar to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Aug. 24, 2012, 13 miles (20 kilometers) north of Vicksburg, Miss., as drought continued to afflict the U.S. Midwest, water levels of the Mississippi River approached historic lows.
PIA16097:
NASA Spacecraft Images Drought's Impacts on the Mighty Mississippi
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image, a birdseye view of the Canary Islands wildfire, on Aug. 17, 2012. The main town of San Sebastian can be seen on the eastern shore of the island.
PIA16076:
NASA Spacecraft Gets a Birdseye View of Canary Islands Wildfire
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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 2012-08-02 Earth Terra
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This simulated natural color image of London was acquired May 26, 2012 by NASA's Terra spacecraft. Major construction projects included the new 400-acre Olympic Park for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
PIA15897:
NASA Spacecraft Captures a Medal-Worthy Image of London
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on in 2011, this image shows the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin in northwest Saudi Arabia, which has been steadily developing agricultural fields using center pivot irrigation by tapping into fossil ground water.
PIA15849:
Wadi As-Sirhan, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Dawson, Canada. A boom town in 1898, discovery of gold in the Klondike fueled the massive influx of miners, merchants, and other support professions to this town on the Yukon River.
PIA15848:
Dawson, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Waldo Canyon Fire, west of Colorado Springs, Colo., being called the worst fire in Colorado history. Healthy vegetation is red, water is dark blue, streets and buildings are gray, and the burned areas are
PIA15847:
Colorado's Destructive Waldo Canyon Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-03 Earth Terra
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On July 2, 2012, NASA's MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Horse Creek Fire and much larger Ash Creek Fire Complex in southeastern Montana, to the east of Billings, Mont.
PIA15839:
NASA's MISR Views Raging Wildfires in Southeastern Montana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-29 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
PIA15838:
Effect of Seasonal Vegetation Cycle on Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 25, 2012, this image shows the High Park fire west of Fort Collins, Colo. More than 83,000 acres have been burned and approximately 250 homes, the most in Colorado history.
PIA15832:
NASA Spacecraft Images Colorado's Most Destructive Wildfire to Date
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-12 Earth Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument on the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory gives an unprecedented look at a key factor involved in the formation of an oceanic wave feature in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans that influences global climate patterns.
PIA15799:
NASA's Aquarius Maps Ocean Salinity Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Earth Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (LDSD)
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Sled tests will allow NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing.
PIA15798:
NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 2, 2012 of Sheveluch, one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula, with frequent explosive events that can disrupt air traffic over the northern Pacific.
PIA15792:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Large Eruption of Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Picher, Oklahoma which once boasted 20,000 people in this mining town in northeast Oklahoma. Now, after a 2009 tornado, and a federal cleanup program, the town is a modern-day ghost town.
PIA15821:
Picher, Oklahoma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-24 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon (or Tsangpo Gorge) in Tibet, the deepest canyon in the world, and longer than the Grand Canyon.
PIA15775:
Yarlung Zangpo Grand Canyon, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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The Livermore and Spring Ranch fires near the Davis Mountain Resort, Texas, burned 13,000 and 11,000 acres respectively. When NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on May 12, 2012, both fires had been contained.
PIA15657:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze River in east-central China, and is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
PIA15655:
Three Gorges Dam, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-30 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the eastern end of the Gulf of Fonseca, in Honduras, originally the site of extensive wetlands ecosystem, dominated by six species of mangroves.
PIA15145:
Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Popocatepetl, the nearly 18.000-foot-high volcano about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, continuing to spew water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks from its latest eruption, which started in mid-April 2012.
PIA15617:
ASTER Tracks Continuing Popocatepetl Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano, located about 40 miles southeast of Mexico City, spewing water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks since its most recent eruption period began in April 2012.
PIA14409:
NASA Spacecraft Images Mexican Volcanic Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-13 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows the west coast of Greenland, one of Earth's premiere incubators for icebergs -- large blocks of land ice that break off from glaciers or ice shelves and float in the ocean.
PIA13970:
NASA Spacecraft Images One of Earth's Iceberg Incubators
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-11 Earth Terra
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Acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image shows a mine in Baiyun Ebo, Inner Mongolia, China, the site of almost half the world's rare earth production. China is responsible for over 95% of global production of rare earth elements.
PIA13969:
Baiyun Ebo, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-10 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Fiji, hard hit by heavy rains in early 2012, causing flooding and landslides. Hardest hit was the western part of the main Island of Viti Levu, Fiji, and the principal city of Nadi.
PIA15557:
NASA Spacecraft Images Fiji Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-03 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, founded in 1496 Christopher Columbus, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas.
PIA15532:
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Nunavut, in northern Canada, the largest and newest federal territory of the country. The name means 'our land' in Inuktitut.
PIA13963:
Nunavut Territory, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-09 Earth Terra
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Extremely heavy rains fell at the end of February 2012 in the northern Algerian province of El Tarf, near the Tunisian border. The rainfall total was the greatest recorded in the last 30 years. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13962:
NASA Spacecraft Monitors Flooding in Algeria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Earth GOME-2
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JPL-led study shows bromine explosion on March 13, 2008 across the Alaskan North Slope looking south toward the Brooks Range at the horizon, which blocked the bromine from going further south into the Alaskan interior.
PIA13961:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Alaskan North Slope)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Earth GOME-2
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JPL-led study shows bromine explosion on March 13, 2008 across the western Northwest Territories in Canada looking toward the Mackenzie Mountains at the horizon, which prevented the bromine from crossing over into Alaska.
PIA13960:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Northwest Territories)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-22 Earth Terra
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This image of clouds over the southern Indian Ocean was acquired on July 23, 2007 was acquired by NASA's polar-orbiting Terra spacecraft.
PIA15399:
NASA Satellite Finds Earth's Clouds are Getting Lower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-16 Earth 1201x900x3
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere
PIA14430:
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
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Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #27. The location is Jordan.
PIA13957:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #27: Jordan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Earth Terra
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This image, from NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the capital of Scotland, and lies along the Firth of Forth.
PIA15367:
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
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This frame from an animation depicts the distribution of O3 and CO in the atmosphere over North America. This visualization is based on data acquired by NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES).
PIA15006:
O3 and CO Transects over North America Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
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This frame from a time series, from one year of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) measurements, shows how powerful the TES data are for understanding emissions, chemistry, and transport in the troposphere.
PIA15005:
Annual Variation in Global CO and O3 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth 1023x578x3
This frame from an animation depicts the growth of the lava dome at Mount St. Helens during the most recent period of activity. Lidar data courtesy USGS.
PIA15004:
Growth of the Mount St. Helens Lava Dome, September 24-October 14, 2004 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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This frame from an animation depicts ground subsidence resulting from the extraction of oil. The oil fields are located near the community of Lost Hills, California, approximately 100 km northwest of Bakersfield.
PIA13204:
Lost Hills Subsidence Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth 1023x574x3
This frame from an animation, which depicts the growth of the Kamoamoa Flow Field, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, was generated from a sequence of ten multispectral images acquired between September 3 and 17, 1995.
PIA13203:
Kamoamoa Flow Field Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This frame from an animation depicts variations in surface elevation resulting from the discharge and recharge of groundwater basins in Southern California.
PIA13202:
Southern California INSAR Time Series Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth European Remote Sensing Satellite Mission (ERS)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This animation depicts a time-series of ground deformation at Mount Etna Volcano between 1992 and 2001. The deformation results from changes in the volume of a shallow chamber centered approximately 5 km (3 miles) below sea level.
PIA13201:
Mount Etna InSAR Time Series Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Terra
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This frame is from a visualization of the rapid advance of the Esperanza Fire over the San Jacinto Mountains (Riverside County, CA) between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM on October 26, 2006.
PIA13200:
Esperanza Wildfire Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-02 Earth Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-30 Earth Suomi NPP
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Behold one of the more stunningly detailed images of the Earth yet created. This Blue Marble Earth montage, created from photographs taken by the VIIRS instrument on board the Suomi NPP satellite, shows many stunning details of our home planet.
PIA18033:
Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Debra L. Friedkin archaeological site near Salado, Texas, a multicomponent site, with Clovis remains overlying pre-Clovis stone tools.
PIA15335:
Friedkin Archaeological Site, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-20 Earth Terra
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In December, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of a new volcanic island forming in the Red Sea. This region is part of the Red Sea Rift where the African and Arabian tectonic plates are pulling apart.
PIA13954:
NASA Spacecraft Images Some of Earth's Newest "Real Estate"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Isle of Man (also known as Mann), a self-governing British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.
PIA15218:
Isle of Man
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-20 Kepler-20 Kepler
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This chart compares the first Earth-size planets found around a sun-like star to planets in our own solar system, Earth and Venus. NASA's Kepler mission discovered the newfound planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f.
PIA14886:
Earth-class Planets Line Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the Laguna del Maule volcanic field which straddles the Andean range crest between Chile and Argentina.
PIA15205:
Maule Volcanic Field, Chile-Argentina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Earth Aquarius
Aquarius
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Tropical Storm Lee made landfall over New Orleans on Sept. 2-3, 2011, with predicted rainfall of 15 to 20 inches (38 to 51 centimeters) over southern Louisiana. These charts are from NASA's Aquarius spacecraft.
PIA15185:
NASA's Aquarius Detects Possible Effects of Tropical Storm Lee in Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the province of Al Jazirah, a region of great fertility which lies in the central Sudan between the White and Blue Niles south of Khartoum.
PIA15131:
Al Jazirah Province, Sudan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-18 Earth Terra
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The flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, was draining slowly when this image was acquired on Nov. 17, 2011, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA13952:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Continued Flooding Woes in Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a massive crack across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Eventually, the crack will extend all the way across the glacier.
PIA15077:
NASA Spacecraft Images Massive Crack in Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the city of Tequila, Mexico. Its red volcanic soil surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of blue agave, and more than 300 million plants are harvested each year.
PIA15073:
Tequila, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-10 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand on Nov. 8, 2011. The muddy water that had overflowed the banks of the river, flooding agricultural fields and villages, is seen in dark blue and blue-gray.
PIA15072:
NASA Spacecraft Depicts More Flooding in Thailand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #26.
PIA15016:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #26: Costa Rica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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Flooding from the Chao Phraya River, Thailand, had begun to ebb in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Nov. 1, 2011. Here, in blue-gray is the muddy water that had overflowed the banks of the river, flooding agricultural fields and villages.
PIA15018:
NASA Satellite Continues to Monitor Thailand Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
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In July 2011, volcanic tremors began on the Island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands; by September, many tourists evacuated the resort island, fearing a volcanic eruption. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA15017:
NASA Satellite Tracks Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-01 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Northern Namibia, known for its widespread bare and sinuous parallel dunes, most of them red.
PIA15015:
Sand Dunes, Namibia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite presents this 'false color' view of portions of Wisconsin and Michigan, including Devil's Lake, Druid Lake, Ghost Lake, Spider Lake, and Witches Lake in Wisconsin; and Bat Lake, Corpse Pond and Witch Lake in Michigan.
PIA15009:
NASA Satellite Scares Up An Eerie Image of Haunted Lakes and Ghost Ships
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-28 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 25, 2011, the Chao Phraya River was in flood stage as NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged flooded agricultural fields and villages depicted here in dark blue, and the sediment-laden water in shades of tan.
PIA15008:
NASA Spacecraft Images Continued Thailand Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 23, 2011, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck eastern Turkey, near the city of Van, the result of the collision between the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Turkey is a tectonically active country, experiencing frequent devastating earthquakes.
PIA14979:
NASA Images Topography of Quake-Stricken Eastern Turkey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 23, 2011, when this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired, flood waters were approaching the capital city of Bangkok as the Ayutthaya River overflowed its banks.
PIA14972:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Thailand Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-17 Earth Terra
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Sometimes called 'The Gathering Place,' Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. This image was captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft. A flyover was created by draping ASTER image data acquired January 13, 2010.
PIA14898:
NASA Flyover of Oahu, Hawaii Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft provided this view of the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona in this image on July 14, 2011. This view looks to the west, with tourist facilities of Grand Canyon Village visible in the upper left.
PIA14897:
A Spacebird's-eye View of the Grand Canyon from NASA's Terra Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Earth Terra
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Arguably one of America's most magnificent national parks is the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image looking to the northeast, the buildings and roads in the center foreground are Grand Canyon Village.
PIA14896:
NASA Satellite Reveals Grandeur of Arizona's Grand Canyon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-13 Earth Terra
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At 14,505 feet high, Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S., is located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the west side of Owens Valley. The Alabama Hills appear in the foreground of this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14895:
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Views Mt. Whitney, the Highest Point in the Contiguous United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of Franz Josef Land, an archipelago in the far north of Russia. It consists of 191 islands covering an area of about 200 by 325 km, and has no native inhabitants.
PIA14862:
Franz Josef Land, Russia
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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 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the city of Jhudo, Pakistan, and surrounding countryside on Sept. 24, 2011. Torrential monsoon rains in south Asia have displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in India, Pakistan and Thailand.
PIA14792:
NASA Spacecraft Images Severe Flooding in South Asia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite is of Hue, Vietnam. The Perfume River flows through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the inner city.
PIA14554:
Hue, Vietnam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-22 Earth Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth's ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
PIA14786:
NASA's "Salt of the Earth" Aquarius Reveals First Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows the only place in the United States where four states come together: the four corners area in the western U.S. At a barren, desert location, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico share a common point.
PIA14766:
Four Corners, United States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-13 Earth Terra
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The tri-county Riley Road wildfire burning in Texas north of Houston was 85 percent contained when NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on Sept. 12, 2011. Burned areas are dark gray and black; vegetation red; and bare ground and roads light gray.
PIA14771:
NASA Spacecraft Images Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-09 Earth Terra
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Brown and tan muddy water flows down the Hudson River are seen in this image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Sept. 1, 2011. After the torrential rains from Hurricane Irene, many rivers in the eastern United States were filled with sediment.
PIA14770:
NASA Spacecraft Images Hudson River Flooding from Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-07 Earth Terra
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As the remains of Tropical Storm Lee passed over Louisiana on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, strong, gusty winds on the western side of the storm stoked fires throughout eastern Texas as seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA14769:
NASA's MISR Sees Wind-Whipped Fires in East Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-06 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of La Chaux-de-Fonds, a Swiss city in the Jura Mountains, founded in 1656.
PIA14767:
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-29 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows unusually heavy rains over the upper Mekong River in Laos and Thailand that led to severe flooding in Cambodia in mid-August 2011. The city of Phnom Penh is at the bottom center of the image.
PIA14765:
NASA Spacecraft Images Cambodian Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-28 Earth Aqua
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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This infrared image of Hurricane Irene from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was taken at 2:47 a.m. EDT on Aug. 28. The storm's coldest cloud top temperatures and intense rains are shown in purples and blues.
PIA14743:
NASA Satellite Shows a Mean Irene's Fury
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This ISRO-NASA-JPL-Caltech collaborative image shows ocean wind vector data from ISRO's OceanSat 2 spacecraft of Hurricane Irene which made landfall early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, just west of Cape Lookout, NC.
PIA14742:
NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Irene while it was just north of the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2011. At the time, Irene was a category three hurricane making landfall in North Carolina on the morning of Aug. 27 as a category one hurricane.
PIA14741:
NASA's MISR Sees Cloud Heights at Top of Hurricane Irene
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-24 Earth QuakeSim
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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. was widely felt up and down the East Coast of the United States. This computer model is a QuakeSim model image overlaid on a Google Earth image.
PIA13950:
Computer Model Estimates Permanent Ground Motions from the Aug. 23, 2011 Magnitude 5.8 Virginia Earthquake
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