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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-29 Earth Voyager
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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA00013:
Crescent Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-12 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed 'Pale Blue Dot', is a part of the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by NASA’s Voyager 1.
PIA00452:
Solar System Portrait - Earth as 'Pale Blue Dot'
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-13 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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These six narrow-angle color images were made from the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by NASA’s Voyager 1, which was more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic.
PIA00453:
Solar System Portrait - Views of 6 Planets
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Earth Voyager
VG Imaging Science Subsystem
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NASA's Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida where it was propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket.
PIA01480:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-15 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon -- the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft -- was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.
PIA01967:
Crescent-shaped Earth and Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-10 Earth Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image of the Earth is one of 60 frames taken by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft on Feb. 14, 1990 from a distance of approximately 4 billion miles and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane.
PIA02228:
Solar System Portrait - Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image shows a UAVSAR interferogram swath overlaid atop a Google Earth image. New NASA airborne radar images show the continuing deformation in Earth's surface resulting from the magnitude 7.2 temblor in Baja California on April 4, 2010.
PIA13314:
NASA Radar Images Show Continued Deformation from Mexico Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 Earth UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California in 2010.
PIA13380:
NASA Radar Images Show How Mexico Quake Deformed Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-04 Earth UAVSAR
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This radar image from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) shows the deformed Earth caused by a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico's state of Baja California and parts of the American Southwest on April 4, 2010.
PIA13902:
NASA Radar Captures Earth Deformation from 2010 Baja Calif. Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) captured this false-color composite image of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the surrounding region on Jan. 27, 2010.
PIA12503:
NASA Airborne Radar Captures Its First Images of Post-Quake Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around Québec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
PIA12189:
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color composite image from NASA's UAVSAR taken on June 23, 2010, shows the southern Louisiana coastline, covering the area around Grande Isle and the entrance to Barataria Bay.
PIA13233:
UAVSAR Maps the Gulf Coast Oil Spill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color, oblique perspective image of the Slumgullion landslide in southwestern Colorado depicting its surface motion was created by data acquired by NASA's UAVSAR between two airplane flights in August 2011.
PIA16059:
NASA's UAVSAR Images Colorado's Slumgullion Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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On March 17, 2013, NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) acquired synthetic aperture radar data over the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.
PIA16942:
NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft To Study Volcanoes and Wetlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Colombia's Galeras Volcano, was acquired by UAVSAR on March 13, 2013. A highly active volcano, Galeras features a breached caldera and an active cone that produces numerous small to moderate explosive eruptions.
PIA16943:
UAVSAR Acquires False-Color Image of Galeras Volcano, Colombia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-28 Earth UAVSAR
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This image shows a small part of the Hofsjökull ice cap in Iceland, which encompasses several glaciers. The fan at upper left is part of a glacier called Mûlaj&oumlkul.
PIA17924:
NASA Radar Maps the Winter Pace of Iceland's Glaciers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-06 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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Analyses by NASA's UAVSAR radar performed after the Bayou Corne, La., sinkhole formed, show it was able to detect precursory ground surface movement of up to 10.2 inches (260 millimeters) more than a month before the sinkhole collapsed in Aug. 2012.
PIA18040:
NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-31 Earth UAVSAR
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NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
PIA18041:
NASA Model Provides 3-D Look at L.A.-area 5.1 Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-27 Earth UAVSAR
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This false-color image of Peru's Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA's UAVSAR. Located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the city of Arequipa, Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano.
PIA18049:
UAVSAR image of Ubinas Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-04 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's UAVSAR studies ground deformation after a magnitude 6.0 South Napa earthquake on August 24, 2014.
PIA18801:
NASA's UAVSAR Studies Ground Deformation from Napa California Quake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-23 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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The North Pacific Ocean continues to run hot and cold, with abnormally low sea levels and cool waters in the northeastern Pacific contrasting with unusually high sea levels and warm waters in the northwestern Pacific.
PIA02403:
TOPEX/El 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
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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
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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These four views of the Pacific Ocean were produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA00734:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - March thru June, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA00735:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - June 25, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA00736:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch- September 20, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00741:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - October 3, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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These images of the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia were produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00742:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Indonesia Area, December, 1996 and August, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-02 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00837:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Warm Water Pool Returns to Near Normal State, Mar, 14, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-30 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA01053:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - October 23, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-20 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by the U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Nov. 10, 1997.
PIA01085:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Warm Water Pool is Increasing, Nov. 10, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-08 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Dec. 1, 1997.
PIA01099:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - "Double Peak" Pattern Complete, Dec, 1, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-12-19 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01140:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Rhythm, Dec, 10, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-04 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01164:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Warm Water Pool Decreasing, Jan, 08, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01448:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Warm Water Pool is Thinning, Feb, 5, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-04 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01449:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Satellite shows El Niño-related Sea Surface Height, Mar, 14, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This series of six images shows the evolution of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the 1998 El Niño condition.
PIA01450:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Moisture in the Atmosphere, Jan & Feb, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01451:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño is Still Lingering in the Pacific May 3, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01453:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño in Retreat, Pacific in Transition, June 14, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on July 11, 1998; sea surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean.
PIA01461:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Satellite shows Pacific Stabilizing, July 11, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-26 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01473:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Little Change in Pacific, August 13, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-26 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01474:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Satellite Shows Pacific Running Hot and Cold, September 12, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01497:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña looks "frozen" in Pacific, November 8, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-12-05 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01498:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Topex/Poseidon Shows Unusual Pacific, November 29, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01525:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña Weakening, January 17, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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The cold pool of water in the Pacific known as La Niña still persists, although it is slowly weakening, according to scientists studying new data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01526:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña Hangs On, February 27, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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New sea surface height measurements from NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite show that the sea level and temperature of the entire Pacific is 'out of balance,' including a large area of abnormally cool water along the west coast of North America.
PIA01528:
TOPEX El Niño/La Niña - Entire Pacific is out of Whack, April 7, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-23 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Lingering just a month ago in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the La Niña phenomenon, with its large volume of chilly water, barely has a pulse this month, according to new satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA01586:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña Barely Has a Pulse, June 18, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-11-18 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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A repeat of last year's mild La Niña conditions -- with a stormy winter in the Pacific Northwest and a dry winter in the southwestern United States -- will be the likely outcome of sea-surface heights observed by NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA02436:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña Conditions Likely to Prevail, October 10, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-01 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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Unusually warm ocean temperatures off Asia and cool waters in the eastern and equatorial Pacific are signaling La Niña's mild return, according to the latest sea-surface heights observed by the joint NASA-French space agency's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA02437:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Mild La Niña Conditions Developing, November 12, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-01-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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A giant horseshoe pattern of higher than normal sea-surface heights developing over the last year is beginning to dominate the entire western Pacific and Asiatic oceans.
PIA02448:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña Persistence May be Part of Larger Climate Pattern, January 8, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon data, collected over a 10-day sampling cycle from March 1 to 11, 2000, showed a La Niña condition.
PIA02460:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - La Niña Still a "cool" Problem Child, March 23, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-06 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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After dominating the tropical Pacific Ocean for more than two years, the 1998-2000 La Niña 'cool pool' is continuing its slow fade and seems to be retiring from the climate stage, according to satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA02935:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - Strong, Long-lasting La Niña Just Fading Away, June 19, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-30 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
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After three years of El Niño and La Niña, 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 Niño Watch - Los Niños 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 Niño 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 Niño/La Niña 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 Niño 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 Niño
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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 Niño
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-27 Earth Terra
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Stark effects of a California drought on agriculture can be clearly seen in these two February images acquired in 2014 and 2003 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18187:
Stark Effects of California Drought on Agriculture seen by NASA Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
MLS
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
PIA01165:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-12 Earth Terra
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The Barringer Meteorite Crater (also known as 'Meteor Crater') is a gigantic hole in the middle of the arid sandstone of the Arizona desert. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on May 17, 2001.
PIA03490:
Meteor Crater, AZ
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-22 Earth Terra
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On Nov. 14, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft spied a fire scar west of Wollongong, New South Wales, from the Hall Road fire in New South Wales, Australia. October 2013 brought the worst fires seen in Australia's New South Wales in many decades.
PIA17721:
Australian Wildfire, NASA Spacecraft Image Aftermath
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Earth Terra
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On May 30, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the largest solar plant of its kind in the world started producing power in southern California's Mojave Desert near the Nevada border.
PIA17746:
Ivanpah Solar Energy Plant, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-09 Earth Terra
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Lake Afrera is a hypersaline lake located in the Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia where rock salt has been mined for centuries. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA18515:
Lake Afrera, Ethiopia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-13 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows what may be ancient Rome's greatest engineering achievement: Portus. Built in the first century A.D., Portus was Rome's principal maritime harbor.
PIA19209:
Portus, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-19 Earth Terra
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Pyroclastic flows from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruptions sent ash plumes spewing over Guatemala City in early February, 2015. This image is from the ASTER instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA19297:
Guatemala Volcanic Eruption Captured in NASA Spacecraft Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-26 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Prince Patrick Island, which is located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and is the westernmost Elizabeth Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
PIA19222:
Prince Patrick Island, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-10 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Ilopango, a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador.
PIA19237:
Lake Ilopango, El Salvador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-13 Earth Terra
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On March 3, 2015, Chile's Villarrica volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. The eruption and its effects were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on March 9.
PIA19241:
NASA Spacecraft Views Erupting Chilean Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-16 Earth Terra
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In southern California, the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach account for 33% of the nation's containerized imports. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the large backlog of waiting cargo ships being slowly unloaded.
PIA19249:
Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors, CA
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-16 Earth Terra
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This image shows differences in atmospheric water vapor relative to a normal (average) year in the Earth's upper troposphere about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface.
PIA00823:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Moisture in the Atmosphere, February 22, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Earth Terra
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This series of six images shows the evolution of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the 1998 El Niño condition.
PIA00824:
TOPEX/El Niño Watch - El Niño Moisture in the Atmosphere, January and February, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-30 Earth Terra
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This image shows atmospheric water vapor in Earth's upper troposphere, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) above the surface, as measured by NASA's Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument flying aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.
PIA01052:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - Water Vapor Measurement, October, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-14 Earth Terra
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This series of six images shows the movement of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the formation of the 1997 El Niño condition.
PIA01166:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - February thru December, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-30 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite, captured on October 18, 2002, display a large dust plume extended across countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
PIA03731:
Dust Shrouds the Eastern Mediterranean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-29 Earth Terra
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The Isle of Jersey (officially called the Bailiwick of Jersey) is the largest Channel Island, positioned in the Bay of Mont St Michel off the north-west coast of France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 23, 2000.
PIA03879:
Isle of Jersey
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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The first images taken by NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on February 24, 2000, show the winter landscape of James Bay, Ontario, Canada from three of the instrument's nine cameras.
PIA02450:
MISR's First Views of James Bay, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This image of the San Francisco River channel, and its surrounding flood zone, in Brazil was acquired by band 3N of ASTER's Visible/Near Infrared sensor onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02451:
ASTER's First Views of San Francisco River, Brazil - Visible/near Infrared (VNIR) Image (monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This scene scene covers the Red Sea coastline to an inland area of Ethiopia. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02452:
ASTER's First Views of Red Sea, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (monochrome)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is a color composite covering the Rift Valley inland area of Ethiopia.
PIA02453:
ASTER's First Views of Rift Valley, Ethiopia - Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (color)
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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 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
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The stereo image at right is a downward-looking (nadir) view of the area around the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua taken by NASA's Terra satellite. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02600:
Nicaraguan Volcanoes, 26 February 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft show the (nadir) view of the eastern United States, stretching from Lake Ontario to northern Georgia, and spanning the Appalachian Mountains.
PIA02601:
Multi-Angle Views of the Appalachian Mountains, 6 March 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
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A multi-angle view of the Canary Islands in a dust storm, 29 February 2000. At left is a true-color image taken by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02602:
Multi-Angle View of the Canary Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-19 Earth Terra
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These multi-angle images of Hudson Bay and James Bay, Canada, taken 24 February 2000 from NASA's Terra spacecraft, come from the downward-looking (nadir) camera on the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02603:
Multi-angle Images of Hudson Bay and James Bay, Canada, 24 February 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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These images of the Island of Hawaii were acquired on March 19, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02604:
ASTER Images the Island of Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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These images of the San Francisco Bay region were acquired on March 3, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02605:
ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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This image of the San Francisco Bay region was acquired on March 3, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02606:
ASTER Images San Francisco Bay Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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This image of the city of Tokyo was acquired on March 22, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02607:
ASTER Images Tokyo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-26 Earth Terra
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On April 3, 2000, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra Satellite captured this image of the erupting Mt. Usu volcano in Hokkaido, Japan.
PIA02608:
ASTER Images Mt. Usu Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-20 Earth Terra
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These multi-angle images of Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Mountains, acquired 24 March 2000 from NASA's Terra spacecraft, come from the downward-looking (nadir) camera on the MISR instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02609:
MISR Views Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Mountains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-20 Earth Terra
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A plume from a large brush fire that burned about 15,000 acres in 2000 is visible at the western edge of the Big Cypress Swamp in southern Florida. NASA's Terra satellite captured acquired this image on April 9, 2000. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA02610:
MISR Views Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-08 Earth Terra
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This anaglyph from NASA's Terra satellite's vertical (nadir) camera, shows Hurricane Carlotta's location in the eastern Pacific Ocean, about 500 km south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2000. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02611:
MISR Views Hurricane Carlotta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-19 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of tropical northern Australia acquired on June 1, 2000 (Terra orbit 2413) during the long dry season.
PIA02614:
MISR Views Northern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-26 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of the southeast portion of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada, acquired on March 6, 2000, during Terra orbit 1155.
PIA02615:
MISR View of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-02 Earth Terra
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This stereo image from NASA's Terra satellite show the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes in Hawaii; a southern face of a line of cumulus clouds off the north coast of Hawaii is also visible. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02616:
MISR Views the Big Island of Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-09 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA'sTerra satellite are of Southern California acquired on March 14, 2000 during Terra orbit 1273. North is at the top.
PIA02617:
MISR Views Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-16 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite are of smoke plumes from devastating wildfires in the northwestern U.S. This view of the Clearwater and Salmon River Mountains in Idaho was acquired on August 5, 2000 (Terra orbit 3370).
PIA02618:
MISR Images Wildfires in Northwestern US
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-18 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite captured on August 14, 2000 show forest fires raging in Montana and Hurricane Hector swirling in the Pacific.
PIA02619:
MISR Images Forest Fires and Hurricane
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