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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-30 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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After three years of El Niņo and La Niņa, the Pacific is finally calming down in the tropics but still shows signs of being abnormal elsewhere, according to the satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA02969:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Los Niņos may be Gone, But Pacific Pattern Remains August 14, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-27 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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These data, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending August 18, 2001, show that above-normal sea-surface heights and warmer ocean temperatures still blanket the far-western tropical Pacific and much of the north (and south) mid-Pacific.
PIA03457:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Still Rules in Pacific; No Niņo Anytime Soon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-07 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Like fall and winter of 2000, this year NASA's Topex/Poseidon satellite data shows that the Pacific ocean continues to be dominated by the strong Pacific Decadal Oscillation, which is larger than the El Niņo/La Niņa pattern.
PIA03460:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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The Pacific Ocean doesn't show signs of anything that looks like the whopper El Niņo of 1997-1998, according to the latest information from NASA's U.S.-French ocean-observing satellite Topex/Poseidon.
PIA03850:
Pacific Ocean in Holding Pattern for El Niņo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-08-22 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This NASA Topex/Poseidon image of sea-surface heights was taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending August 7, 2002.
PIA03855:
Watching for the Next El Niņo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-12 Earth Jason-1
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The latest image from NASA's Jason oceanography satellite, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending December 2, 2002, shows the Pacific dominated by two significant areas of higher-than-normal sealevel (warmer ocean temperatures).
PIA03889:
El Niņo Continues to Grow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-14 Earth Jason-1
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Since the weak El Niņo event of last winter, the equatorial Pacific has cooled and oceanographers have been on a La Niņa 'watch.' Thus far, equatorial waters have seesawed between cooling and the present slight warming.
PIA04622:
Where is La Niņa?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
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A Mostly Quiet Pacific
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-30 Earth Jason-1
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Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 15, 2004.
PIA06380:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 27, 2004.
PIA06381:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Jason-1
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Sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending July 27, 2004, show weaker than normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered an eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA06751:
Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niņo Yet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-16 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending November 15, 2004.
PIA05078:
El Nino: Pumping Up or Fizzling Out?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
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Displayed in blue color is the height of sea surface (shown in blue) measured by NASA's Jason satellite two hours after the initial magnitude 9 earthquake hit the region (shown in red) southwest of Sumatra on December 26, 2004.
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-14 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending February 22, 2005, show that the central equatorial Pacific continues to exhibit an area of higher-than-normal sea surface heights.
PIA07456:
El Niņo: The Weak, Getting Weaker
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06428:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06427:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-26 Earth Jason-1
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Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) field in the Gulf of Mexico during September 22, 2005. The path of Hurricane Rita is indicated with circles spaced every 3 hours with their size and color representing intensity (see legend).
PIA06342:
NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth Jason-1
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Caribbean Sea, with the Florida peninsula on the upper right, is based on altimeter data from three satellites including NASA's Jason-1.
PIA03055:
Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean is beginning to exhibit the characteristics of a developing La Niņa condition.
PIA03665:
She's Back? La Niņa Developing?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Jason-1
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In early 2006, a weak La Niņa event kept the temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator a little cooler than normal.
PIA08501:
Pacific Climate Calm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Earth Jason-1
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In September 2006, NASA satellite data indicated that El Niņo had returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean, although it was relatively weak.
PIA01939:
Jason Satellite Observes Mild El Nino in 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-07 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-1 altimetric satellite show that continuing weaker-than-normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered another strong, eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA09038:
Jason Celebrates 5th Anniversary as El Niņo Builds, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-02 Earth Jason-1
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New data of sea-level heights from early February, 2007, by the Jason altimetric satellite show that the tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from a warm (El Niņo) to a cool (La Niņa) condition during the prior two months
PIA09208:
Pacific Shows Signs of Morphing From Warm El Nino To Cool La Nina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-08 Earth Jason-1
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This pair of images from the radar altimeter instrument on NASA's U.S./France Jason mission reveals information on wind speeds and wave heights of Tropical Cyclone Gonu, which reached Category 5 strength in the Arabian Sea prior to landfall in early June.
PIA09602:
Jason Tracks Powerful Tropical Cyclone Gonu's High Winds, Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-11-07 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Niņa, as shown by new data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by NASA's U.S-French Jason altimetric satellite.
PIA10110:
La Niņa Persists
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-22 Earth Jason-1
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One of the strongest La Niņas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by NASA's U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite.
PIA10377:
Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Niņa Linger
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
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OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-29 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Pools of warm water known as Kelvin waves can be seen traveling eastward along the equator (black line) in this image from the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 satellite.
PIA12334:
Waves That Feed El Niņos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-17 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The most recent sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the continued eastward progression of a strong wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave, now approaching South America.
PIA12404:
El Niņo Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-2 oceanography satellite show a weakening of trade winds in western and central equatorial Pacific during late-January through February has triggered yet another strong, eastward-moving Kelvin wave.
PIA12962:
El Niņo's Last Stand?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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This image from NASA's European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 shows that the moderate El Niņo of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sibling, La Niņa, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
PIA13211:
Adios El Niņo, Hello La Niņa?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-06 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA's OSTIM/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, on June 11, 2010, shows that Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.
PIA14383:
La Niņa's Exit Leaves Climate Forecasts in Limbo
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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 2013-09-09 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month.
PIA17454:
'La Nada' Climate Pattern Lingers in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-22 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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This image from NASA's European Jason-2 satellite shows Kelvin waves of high sea level (red/yellow) crossing the Pacific Ocean at the equator. The waves can be related to El Niño events.
PIA17809:
The Fickle El Niño of 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-31 Earth Jason-1
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Warming water and melting land ice have raised global mean sea level 4.5 centimeters (1.7 inches) from 1993 to 2008. But the rise is by no means uniform.
PIA11002:
Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:
Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008

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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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NASA's Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, launched on June 20, 2008, wasted no time getting to work. The satellite's radar altimeter collected its first data a little more than 48 hours after launch.
PIA11197:
Newest Ocean-Observing Satellite Records Recent Sea Level Changes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Earth Jason-1
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The latest image of sea-surface height measurements from NASA's U.S./French Jason-1 oceanography satellite shows the Pacific Ocean remains locked in a strong, cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
PIA11710:
Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-06 Earth Jason-1
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This image is a 'family portrait' of Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 (OSTM/Jason-2), NASA satellites that have measured global sea surface heights since 1992.
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
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This is the first global map of ocean surface topography produced with data from the new interleaved tandem mission of NASA's Jason-1 and Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellites.
PIA11859:
First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-12 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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ElNiņo is experiencing a late-fall resurgence. Sea-level height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite show the equatorial Pacific has triggered a wave of warm water, known as a Kelvin wave.
PIA12326:
El Niņo Pumping Up, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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The northern portion of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current, shown in red, appears about to detach a large ring of current, creating a separate eddy. An eddy is a large, warm, clockwise-spinning vortex of water -- the ocean's version of a cyclone.
PIA13155:
Birth of a Loop Current Eddy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-21 Earth CloudSat
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA' satellite CloudSat captured an extraordinary eye overpass of a category 4 Hurricane Bill on August 19, 2009 at 1720 UTC (1220 EDT). Bill's maximum sustained winds are 132 mph (115 knots) with a central pressure of 947 mb.
PIA12179:
Hurricane Bill Eye Overpass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth CloudSat
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CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
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NASA's CloudSat satellite captured an eye overpass of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan in the Western Pacific on September 15, 2009 at 0352Z.
PIA12198:
CloudSat Peers Into the Heart of a Super Typhoon
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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 2011-12-07 Earth 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 2011-09-22 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 2010-07-24 Earth Terra
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Tropical Storm Bonnie, now a depression, rakes South Florida in this infrared image from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder , en route to a weekend run-in with the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf oil spill.
PIA13296:
Bonnie Takes Aim at an Oily Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft tracked the concentration and transport of carbon monoxide from Russian fires in 2010, during which time some 558 fires were burning.
PIA13317:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Pollution from Russian Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Terra
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In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. These images taken by NASA's Aqua spacecraft show were taken before and after the flooding.
PIA13341:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Before/After Views of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-29 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft passed over central and southern United States on April 27-29, 2014 capturing this false-color infrared image of the slow-moving low-pressure system that spawned the strong supercell thunderstorms.
PIA18047:
NASA Satellite Spots Severe Weather Outbreak in South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This frame from a movie was produced with data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft showing the spread of carbon monoxide pollution across North America from fires in the Western U.S., including the Beaver Creek Fire in Idaho and the Rim Fire in California.
PIA17433:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Sees Spread of Pollution from Western Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
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This map created with data from the AIRS on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14437:
Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Mid-Troposphere, April 2013 Monthly Average
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
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This plot shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere at various latitudes as measured by NASA's Aqua satellite. The colored lines represent different latitude bands that circle Earth, called 'zones'.
PIA14436:
Zonally Averaged Carbon Dioxide Concentration from Earth's Mid-Troposphere at Different Latitudes, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Earth Aqua
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Tropical Storm Emily continues its march toward Hispaniola, which it is expected to reach later on Aug. 3. NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image 1:53 p.m. EDT on Aug. 3, with the storm located south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
PIA14516:
NASA Image Captures Emily's Trek Toward Hispaniola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-02 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft continues to track the gradual organization of Tropical Storm Emily, as seen in this image taken Aug. 2, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. EDT. At that time, the storm was located about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PIA14515:
NASA Image Shows a Slightly Stronger Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-26 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft has illustrated surface air and skin temperature for the period from July 16-24, showing movement of a dome of heat across the eastern two-thirds of the country. See More Details for the movies.
PIA14480:
NASA AIRS Movies Show Evolution of U.S. 2011 Heat Wave Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-28 Earth Aqua
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite sees sulfur dioxide plume from Iceland's Grímsvötn Volcano when it erupted May, 2011.
PIA14173:
NASA's AIRS Sees Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Iceland's Grímsvötn Volcano Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Aqua
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Carbon monoxide in the smoke from the Station fire was lofted high into the atmosphere, where it was observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA12195:
Concentration and Transport of Carbon Monoxide from the California Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
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This image shows average daytime temperatures in May, 2009, as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12098:
Global Daytime Air Temperature for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May, 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12097:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12096:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-19 Earth Aqua
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Carbon monoxide from the Australian fires of February, 2009, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11807:
Carbon Monoxide from the Australian Fires of Feb 2009 as seen by AIRS Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-22 Earth Aqua
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AIRS global distribution of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide at 8-13 km altitudes between July 2003 and 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11186:
AIRS Global Distribution of Mid-Tropospheric Carbon Dioxide at 8-13 km Altitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-03 Earth Aqua
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These infrared and microwave images were created with data retrieved by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, and show the remnants of the former Hurricane Felix over Central America, September, 2007.
PIA10649:
Hurricane Felix
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Visible image of Typhoon Sepat, western Pacific Ocean, southeast coast of China, August, 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10648:
Typhoon Sepat
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Visible image of Tropical Storm Erin, the Atlantic Ocean 210 miles south of Galveston, Texas, August, 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10647:
Tropical Storm Erin
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Visible image of Hurricane Dean, at the coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Mazatlan in August, 2007, from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10646:
Hurricane Dean
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AIRS mid-tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10645:
AIRS Mid-Tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003
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Ozone burden during Antarctic winter: time series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09938:
AIRS Ozone Burden During Antarctic Winter: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 Animation Icon
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Map of carbon monoxide draped on globe: time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09936:
AIRS Map of Carbon Monoxide Draped on Globe: Time Series from 8/1/2005 to 9/30/2005 Animation Icon
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is also being used by scientists to observe atmospheric carbon dioxide.
PIA09269:
AIRS Global Map of Carbon Dioxide from Space
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This infrared image shows Tropical Storm Ernesto over Cuba, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite in August, 2006.
PIA00510:
Tropical Storm Ernesto over Cuba
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This is an infrared image of Hurricane Ileana in the Eastern Pacific, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 22, 2006.
PIA00509:
Hurricane Ileana in the Eastern Pacific
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This is an AIRS infrared image of Tropical Storm Beryl in the western Atlantic, from the NASA's Aqua satellite on July 20, 2006, 1:30 am local time. The image shows the temperature of the cloud tops or the surface of the Earth in cloud-free regions.
PIA08613:
Tropical Storm Beryl as Observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
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These four images of Tropical Cyclone Ramasun were obtained July 3, 2002 by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder experiment system onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA00341:
AIRS First Light Data: Typhoon Ramasun, July 3, 2002
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This image was made from data acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) instrument suite aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft in December, 2002, just as the eye of Supertyphoon Pongsona was about to pass over Guam.
PIA00367:
Supertyphoon Pongsona
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua satellite collects data and creates a temperature profile, September, 2008.
PIA11171:
AIRS Collects Data and Creates a Temperature Profile Animation Icon
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Transport of dust from China Dust Storm of April 2006, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11009:
Transport of Dust from China Dust Storm of April 2006 Animation Icon
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Supertyphoon Pongsona isotherms as it hit the island of Guam, December of 2002, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11033:
Supertyphoon Pongsona Isotherms Animation Icon
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Hurricane Isabel isotherms as the storm moved across the Atlantic Ocean in September, 2003, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11032:
Hurricane Isabel Isotherms Animation Icon
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft passed over Tropical Storm Don at 8:17 UTC (1:17 a.m. EDT) on July 29, 2011. Texas is experiencing exceptional drought conditions; Tropical Storm Don may bring relief.
PIA14499:
NASA Satellite Tracks Texas-Bound Tropical Storm Don
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Surface relative humidity anomalies in percent, during July 2011 compared to the average surface relative humidity over the previous eight years, as measured by NASA's Aqua instrument AIRS. The driest areas are shown in oranges and reds.
PIA14488:
NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought
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AIRS mean carbon monoxide at 500 millibar, September 22-29, 2002 AIRS Mean Carbon Monoxide at 500 Millibar, September 22-29, 2002.
PIA10241:
AIRS Mean Carbon Monoxide at 500 Millibar, September 22-29, 2002
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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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A series of fires across Greece in August of 2007 burned 469,000 acres, visualized here by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09923:
Visualization of Fires in Greece as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Animation Icon
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This false-color image shows Hurricane Isabel viewed by the AIRS and AMSU-A instruments at 1:30 EDT in the morning of Thursday September 18, 2003.
PIA00428:
Hurricane Isabel
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Tropical Storm Isidore was born in mid-September, 2000 north of Venezuela. This images is from Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua.
PIA00365:
Flooding Resulting From Hurricane Isidore,
Comparing Data from September 12 and 28, 2002

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This image was created with data acquired by JPL'a Atmospheric Infrared Sounder during July 2008. The image shows large scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around the Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA11194:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2008
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A series of maps of the transport of carbon monoxide generated by Alaska Fires, July 2004, created by data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11034:
Transport of Carbon Monoxide Generated by Alaska Fires, July 2004 Animation Icon
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Smoke from multiple wildfires burning in Southern California in October, 2007, can be seen in this false-color image from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10088:
Swirls of Smoke and Dust Blow Out to Sea
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Detection of dust: global map for July 2003 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA09940:
AIRS Detection of Dust: Global Map for July 2003
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This infrared image shows Typhoon Ioke in the Western Pacific, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite in August, 2006.
PIA00511:
Typhoon Ioke in the Western Pacific
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Visible image of a California storm in March, 2003, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA00402:
Viewing a California Storm
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The plume of carbon monoxide pollution from the Rim Fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park, Calif., shows a three-day running average of daily measurements from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17427:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Images Pollution from California's Rim Fire
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of the first of a series of storms approaching the Pacific Northwest at 2141 UTC (1:41 p.m. PST) on Nov. 28, 2012, marking the beginning of an 'atmospheric river' event.
PIA16534:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Captures Start of West Coast Atmospheric River Event
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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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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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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Yasi on Feb. 2, 2011 as the storm passed over Australia's Great Dividing Range.
PIA13838:
Tropical Cyclone Yasi Spins Through Australia's Interior
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