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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-01 Earth Terra
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On April 28, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted signs of activity at Ubinas volcano in the Peruvian Andes. The appearance of a new lava dome in March 2014 and frequent ash emissions are signs of increasing activity at this volcano.
PIA18245:
Ubinas Volcano Activity in Peruvian Andes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-09 Earth Terra
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The Nagarunja Sagar Dam on India's Krishna River is the largest masonry dam in operation in the world. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18373:
Nagarunja Sagar Dam, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-12 Earth Terra
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In May 2014, historic floods inundated Serbia and neighboring countries, causing major population displacements and property destruction. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18051:
Historic Serbian Floods Eyed by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-20 Earth Terra
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Winter still grips the volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka peninsula. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing the mantle of white, disturbed by dark ash entirely covering Sheveluch volcano from recent eruptions.
PIA18379:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Signs of Erupting Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Bangladeshi coast north of Chittagong, where ships from around the world are beached and dismantled.
PIA18258:
Shipbreaking, Bangladesh
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kerguelen Islands (also known as the Desolation Islands), which are part of the French Southern and Antarctic lands. The islands are among the most isolated places on Earth.
PIA18253:
Kerguelen Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-10 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2014, an enormous landslide came roaring from above in a sparsely inhabited area of Mesa County, Arizona, near the town of Collbran. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18050:
Giant Arizona Landslide Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-25 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Palouse, a rich farming area of some 7,000 square kilometers, reminiscent of Tuscany. But instead of vineyards, the main crops are wheat and rapeseed.
PIA18494:
Palouse, WA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-14 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Baektu Mountain, an active volcano on the border between North Korea and China. Rising to 2744 m, its summit caldera is filled with a crater lake, Heaven Lake.
PIA18507:
Baektu Mountain, China & North Korea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-23 Earth Terra
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The effects of California's severe multiyear drought are seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft of the area northeast of Madera, in the Sierra Nevada Moutains foothills between Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley
PIA18627:
Images Show Severity of California Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Earth Terra
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This image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft shows extensive flooding resulting from Typhoon Rammasun in Ningming, China. This ASTER image was acquired on July 24, 2014.
PIA18628:
NASA Spacecraft Eyes China Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
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The star on this image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft indicates the eipcenter of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake which truck in southern China's Yunnan province, toppling thousands of homes and causing numerous casualties.
PIA18640:
Site of Destructive China Temblor Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the once-abandoned mining town of Silver Peak, Nevada, which began to thrive again when Foote Mineral Company began extracting lithium from brine below the floor of Clayton Valley in 1966.
PIA18553:
Lithium Mining, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this thermal infrared view of the spread of the forest fire in Valle Nuevo National Park near Costanza, Dominican Republic.
PIA18643:
Dominican Republic Wildfire Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the world's largest bauxite mine found near Weipa, Queensland, Australia. The rich aluminum deposits were first recognized on the end of the Cape York Peninsula in 1955, and mining began in 1960.
PIA18686:
Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (P-K), which is the administrative, cultural, scientific and economic center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
PIA18710:
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Terra
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On June 27, 2014, a new vent opened on Hawaii's Puu Oo vent, on the eastern flank of Kilauea volcano. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the hot lava flow in white, extending about 11 miles (17 kilometers) from the vent.
PIA18812:
Progress of Hawaii Lava Flow Tracked by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Faroe Islands, an archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, comprising 18 major islands.
PIA18723:
Faroe Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-25 Earth Terra
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Since the end of August 2014, Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been pouring out lava from a growing fissure. NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the flows have been accompanied by spectacular lava fountains.
PIA18814:
Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Cameroon, an active volcano in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. It is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, rising over 4,000 meters, with more than 100 small cinder cones.
PIA18825:
Mount Cameroon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-20 Earth Terra
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Our planet emits energy as thermal infrared radiation at wavelengths we cannot normally see but can feel -- for example, if we stand close to a hot surface. This map is from NASA's ASTER GED.
PIA18833:
NASA Spacecraft Maps Earth's Global Emissivity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Mackay, the largest of hundreds of ephemeral lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and is the second largest lake in Australia.
PIA18764:
Lake Mackay, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Ellesmere Island, which is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, with the most northerly point of land in Canada.
PIA18966:
Ellesmere Island, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-07 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mt. Kailash, a peak in the Kailas Range in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest Asian rivers: the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej and the Karnali.
PIA19013:
Mt. Kailash, Tibet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Antikythera, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. With a population of 44, its main settlement is the port of Patamos.
PIA19032:
Antikythera Island, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-02 Earth Terra
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On February 15, 2015 the Desert Sunlight solar project in California’s Mojave Desert became operational. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 550-megawatt plant generates enough electricity to power 160,000 average homes.
PIA19268:
California Solar Farms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-06 Earth Terra
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The March, 2015 eruption of Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica caught everyone by surprise as seen in this image from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19355:
Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, Continued Activity seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-07 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired on October 29, 2002 by NASA's Terra satellite of the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat in the Caribbean.
PIA03880:
Soufriere Hills Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-11 Earth Terra
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In the desert of southern Kuwait, three oil fields spread out across the empty landscape as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA17459:
Kuwait Oil Fields
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-19 Earth Terra
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Chiliques volcano in Chile shows a hot spot in the summit crater and several others along the upper flanks of the edifice, indicating volcanic activity. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image on May 24, 2000.
PIA03493:
Chiliques Volcano, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-19 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired on May 28, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite, shows ground near one of theThree Sisters volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains of west-central Oregon.
PIA03492:
Cascade Mtns. Oregon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-15 Earth Terra
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-24 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Turtle Mountains, which straddle the US-Canada border in central North Dakota.
PIA19435:
Turtle Mtns., ND
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-27 Earth Terra
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The April 18, 2015 eruption of Calbuco Volcano in Chile, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, led to the evacuation of thousands of citizens near the summit, blanketed nearby towns with a layer of ash, and disrupted air traffic.
PIA19382:
Chilean Volcanic Eruption Nighttime View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-13 Earth Terra
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Situated 1670 km northeast of Sydney, this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Norfolk Island, an Australian Territory.
PIA19463:
Norfolk Island, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-27 Earth Terra
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In southern Syria, the Azraq-Wadi as Sirhan Depression is the site of young volcanic activity, producing an extensive basaltic volcanic field, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19479:
Lava Field, Syria
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-02 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired June 1, 2015 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows evidence of the excessive water caused by widespread flooding from torrential rains. Located south of San Antonio, the Nueces River was one of many that overflowed its banks.
PIA19681:
NASA Spacecraft Views Aftermath of Texas Floods
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 Earth Terra
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On May 26, 2015, Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 11, 2015, after the eruption had quieted.
PIA18564:
NASA Spacecraft Peers Into the Mouth of the Galapagos' Wolf Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-17 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Shasta Lake in northern California, which has an area of 12,000 ha, making it the state's largest reservoir.
PIA19492:
Lake Shasta, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-29 Earth Terra
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North Korea's state news agency reported the country is facing its worst drought in a century. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows how rice-growing provinces have been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies are parching up.
PIA19501:
North Korea Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-20 Earth Terra
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Lake Mead supplies water for Arizona, California, Mexico, and other western states. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the water level fell to 1075 feet, a record low.
PIA19731:
Lake Mead and Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-27 Earth Terra
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Two hundred years ago, Ascension Island was a barren volcanic edifice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that today its peaks are covered by lush tropical cloud forest.
PIA19738:
Ascension Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, which has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world at 1991 m.
PIA19747:
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Earth Terra
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Northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, seven straight days of torrential rains of up to 16 inches (40 centimeters) in August 2015 resulted in flooding between the cities of Escobar and Campana as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19871:
NASA Spacecraft Tracks Argentine Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-21 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Drakelands Mine (previously known as the Hemerdon Mine), a historic tungsten and tin mine located northeast of Plymouth, England.
PIA19757:
Drakelands Mine, England
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-25 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the region north of Lake Baikal on Aug. 22, 2015. For weeks, forest fires have been raging in Siberia around Russia's Lake Baikal.
PIA15150:
Wildfires Threatening Ancient Siberian Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-25 Earth Terra
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After lying dormant for 70 years, Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador started erupting the week of Aug. 17, 2015. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on August 22, showing huge columns of ash that affected towns in the region.
PIA15151:
Angry Ecuadorian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-10 Earth Terra
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Point Barrow or Nuvuk, Alaska is the northernmost point of all territory of the United States, as captured in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19775:
Point Barrow, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Salton Sea in south California, which was created in 1905 when spring flooding on the Colorado River breached a canal.
PIA19786:
Salton Sea, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-06 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Ural Mountains, which run 2500 km north-south through western Russia, and form the boundary between Europe and Asia.
PIA19795:
Ural Mountains, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-20 Earth Terra
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In the middle of the Arabian desert the city Green Oasis Wadi Al Dawasir is being developed as a new urban center for the Wadi Al Dawasir region of Saudi Arabia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20077:
Wadi Al Dawasir, Saudi Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-27 Earth Terra
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On Oct. 26, 2015, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of northeastern Afghanistan where a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region.
PIA20035:
Earthquake in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-02 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cancun, a resort city on the east side of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA20086:
Cancun, Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-14 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 5, 2015, a dam at an iron-ore mine in southeastern Brazil burst, sending a wall of water, clay-red mud and debris downstream, overwhelming several villages in the path as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20156:
Flooding at Iron-Ore Mine, SE Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Orapa diamond mine, the world's largest diamond mine by area. The mine is located in Botswana.
PIA20104:
Orapa Diamond Mine, Botswana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-09 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that Egypt has greatly expanded its aquaculture industry along the northeast coast of the Nile Delta compared to 1987.
PIA20216:
Nile Delta Fisheries, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-07 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 6, 2016, NASA's Terra spacecraft flew over Rosario, Argentina located northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Parana River where the floodplain is still under water or wet.
PIA20295:
Argentine Flooding Observed by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-19 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the remote town of Yarloop, about 75 miles (120 km) south of the Western Australian capital of Perth, was destroyed as part of a 100,000-acre (405-square km) blaze that started on January 7, 2016.
PIA20363:
Effects of Devastating Australian Bushfires Seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-15 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost historically active volcano.
PIA20239:
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-20 Earth Terra
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This image acquired on Jan. 17, 2016 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows major flooding along the Mississippi River, affecting Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee; flood warnings were issued for the area around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PIA20364:
Flooding on the Mississippi River Captured by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Poyang Lake, which was once China's largest freshwater lake.
PIA20263:
Poyang Lake, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-29 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Beihai, a city in the south of Guangxi, People's republic of China.
PIA20421:
Beihai, Guanxi, China
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-02 Earth Terra
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In Dec. 2015, one of Nicaragua's largest volcanoes, Momotombo, erupted for the first time since 1905. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing large ash columns and pyroclasitc flows.
PIA20475:
Momotombo's Fury in Nicaragua Captured by NASA Satellite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a cluster of villages known as Mawsynram in India, which is the current world record holder for the wettest place on earth.
PIA20437:
Mawsynram, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Earth Terra
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On March 21, 2016, Torrential rains in the mid-South of the United States in mid-March 2016 produced flooding throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA20533:
Persistent Flooding in Louisiana Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a perspective view, looking toward the Aso volcanic caldera, which indicates the epicenter with a red star.
PIA20591:
NASA Satellite Shows Site of Devastating Japan Quakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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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 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 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 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 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 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 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 1999-04-15 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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 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 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 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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 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 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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)
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 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 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2012-10-17 Earth Jason-1 (Topex/Poseidon)
OSTM/Jason-2
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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 2013-02-07 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
PIA16787:
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo
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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 Niño Event as Never Before Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-23 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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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 Niño Watch - Pacific Ocean Conditions are Split: Cold in East, Hot in West, July 27, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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The cold pool of water in the Pacific known as 'La Nina' is beginning to fade, but ocean conditions have not returned to normal, according to scientists studying images from the U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00031:
TOPEX El Niño/La Niña -La Niña Begins to Fade, April 7, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-28 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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Data taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending March 9, 2001, show that above-normal sea-surface heights and warmer ocean temp. (red and white areas) still blanket the far-western tropical Pacific and much of the north (and south) mid-Pacific.
PIA00556:
Warm Ocean Temperatures Blanket the Far-Western Pacific
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