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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-19 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Wasco, California advertises itself as the 'Rose Capital of the World'; over 8000 acres are devoted to cultivation of existing and new varieties of roses, shipped to every state in the U.S. and all over the world.
PIA16855:
Wasco, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-12-21 Earth Mariner Venus Mercury (Mariner 10)
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NASA's Mariner 10 was launched on November 3, 1973, 12:45 am PST, from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas/Centaur rocket (a reconditioned Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - ICBM).
PIA02441:
Earth and Moon as Viewed by Mariner 10
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Moon - False Color Mosaic
PIA00129:
Moon - False Color Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Earth Terra
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This image of Western Cape, South Africa was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25.
PIA14489:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #25: Western Cape, South Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image acquired on May 24, 2010 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig encroaching upon several of Louisiana's wildlife habitats.
PIA13174:
Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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Sea ice in the Beaufort Sea off the north coast of Alaska was classified and mapped in these concurrent images acquired March 19, 2001 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04300:
Ice Types in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on April 30, 2011, showing flooding along the Mississippi River at its junction with the Des Moines River near Keokuk, Iowa.
PIA14137:
ASTER Images Midwest Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Earth 965x720x3
This image shows a dry streambed on an alluvial fan in the Atacama Desert, Chile, revealing the typical patchy, heterogeneous mixture of grain sizes deposited together.
PIA16191:
Dry Streambed on Alluvial Fan in Northern Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Pando Province, Bolivia, and adjacent parts of Brazil and Peru are seen in this visualization of NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation data covering part of the Amazon Basin.
PIA03390:
Pando Province, Northern Bolivia, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The scope and extent of the strong Santa Ana wind event in Southern California the week of Oct. 21, 2007, is visible in this image from NASA's QuikScat satellite.
PIA10089:
NASA's QuikScat Maps Southern California's Destructive Santa Ana Winds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image shows part of an extensive field of barchan sand dunes south of Kandahar. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 20, 2000.
PIA11099:
Sand Dunes, Afghanistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. This image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #26.
PIA15016:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #26: Costa Rica
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-12 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The San Fernando Valley (lower right of center) is part of Los Angeles and includes well over one million people. Two major disasters have occurred here in the last few decades: the 1971 Sylmar earthquake and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
PIA02780:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: San Fernando Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-20 Earth Terra
MISR
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These data products from NASA's Terra satellite document the presence of airborne particulates on March 13, 2002, during Terra orbit 11880. At least once a year for a period lasting from a week to several months, northern Sumatra is obscured by smoke and
PIA03449:
Smoke over Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Vibrant reds, emerald greens, brilliant whites, and pastel blues adorn this view of the area surrounding the Jakobshavn Glacier on the western coast of Greenland captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 18, 2003.
PIA05070:
Greenland's Coast in Holiday Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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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 1996-01-29 Moon Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These pictures of the Moon were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft at (right photo) Dec.8, 1990 from a distance of almost 220,000 miles, and at (left photo) Dec. 9, 1990 at a range of more than 350,000 miles.
PIA00077:
Moon - 2 Views of Orientale Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-31 Earth Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) team member at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland prepares the SAM testbed for an experiment.
PIA19149:
Preparation for Analytical Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-03 Earth E-DECIDER
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A NASA-funded disaster decision support system, provided a number of rapid response map data products to decision makers at the California Earthquake Clearinghouse following its activation for the Aug. 24, 2014 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California
PIA18797:
NASA's E-DECIDER Rapid Disaster Decision Support Products
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Earth Terra
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Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Its name derives from a dam in the river Amstel. Founded in the 12th century as a fishing village, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the world in the 17th century.
PIA16542:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-03 Earth IRTF
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NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The IRTF is a venerable 30-year-old, 3-meter-diameter (10-foot) telescope that ranks 40th among ground-based telescopes.
PIA12504:
NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii
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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 2002-05-07 Earth Terra
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These images acquired by NASA's Terra satellite are of La Plata, Maryland.
PIA03494:
La Plata, Maryland
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
AIRS
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Satellite images obtained from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft provide a glimpse into one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, Typhoon Haiyan.
PIA17680:
Super Typhoon Haiyan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the Debra L. Friedkin archaeological site near Salado, Texas, a multicomponent site, with Clovis remains overlying pre-Clovis stone tools.
PIA15335:
Friedkin Archaeological Site, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of the Midland/Odessa region of West Texas, demonstrates an experimental technique, called ScanSAR, that allows scientists to rapidly image large areas of the Earth's surface.
PIA01787:
Space Radar Image of West Texas - SAR Scan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-06 Earth RapidScat
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Launched Sept. 21, 2014, to the International Space Station, NASA's newest Earth-observing mission, the International Space Station-RapidScat scatterometer to measure global ocean near-surface wind speeds and directions.
PIA18824:
NASA's New RapidScat Breezes Into Operation Aboard Space Station
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-01-27 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a false-color image of the uninhabited Safsaf Oasis in southern Egypt near the Egypt/Sudan border.
PIA01711:
Space Radar Image of Safsaf, North Africa
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-03 Moon Lunar Orbiter
610 Millimeter Lunar Orbiter Camera
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Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
PIA00094:
Limb of Copernicus Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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The lowlands of Lombardy and Piedmont in northwest Italy are some of the most highly developed irrigation areas in the world. These views of the region were acquired on May 8, 2005, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04380:
Rice Cultivation in Northwest Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite of Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir, near the city of Hemet in Riverside County, billed as the largest earthworks construction project in U.S.history.
PIA03409:
Watching the Creation of Southern California's Largest Reservoir
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This is a false-color composite of Central Africa, showing the Virunga volcano chain along the borders of Rwanda, Zaire and Uganda. This area is home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
PIA01736:
Space Radar Image of Karisoke & Virunga Volcanoes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-14 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Barnstorming Linné Crater
PIA14022:
Barnstorming Linné Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-16 Earth Terra
MISR
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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 2001-05-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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On January 26, 2001, the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history. Geologists traversed the region looking for ground surface disruptions, that could provide clues to the tectonic processes here.
PIA03308:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Northwest of Bhuj, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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Both single and multi-angle views of the breakup of the northern section of the Larsen B ice shelf are shown in this image pair fromNASA's Terra satellite. The Larsen B ice shelf collapsed and broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula during February and Ma
PIA03702:
Unique Views of a Shattered Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image of Calcutta, India, illustrates different urban land use patterns. Calcutta, the largest city in India, is located on the banks of the Hugli River, shown as the thick, dark line in the upper portion of the image.
PIA01844:
Space Radar Image of Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Terra
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Information from images of Railroad Valley, Nevada captured on August 17,2001 by NASA's Terra spacecraft may provide a powerful tool for monitoring crop health and maintenance procedures.
PIA03463:
Railroad Valley, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-28 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at a terraced wall in Burg Crater.
PIA12892:
Terraced Wall in Bürg Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This uncalibrated image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's shows the Apollo 14 landing site and nearby Cone crater. The trail followed by the astronauts can clearly be discerned.
PIA12897:
Trail of Discovery at Fra Mauro
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-24 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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A junction between the rims of three craters on the floor of Peary crater near the lunar north pole is evident in this image taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12937:
Peary Crater: Greetings from the North Pole of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-02 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Secrets of Schröteri
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Secrets of Schröteri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-11 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Rima Bradley
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Rima Bradley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Action Shot
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Action Shot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
PIA12223:
Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Deep Impact
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Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
PIA12222:
Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth RapidScat
ISS-RapidScat
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On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, NASA's ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.
PIA18059:
NASA RapidScat Proving Valuable for Tropical Cyclones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Los Angeles may be the world's entertainment capital, but it is a difficult place to locate television and radio antennas. The metropolitan area spreads from the Pacific Ocean to upper and lower deserts, valleys, mountains, canyons and coastal plains.
PIA02779:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Santa Monica Bay to Mount Baden-Powell, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged Iceberg B-15A, the largest iceberg in the world (measuring about 11,000 square kilometers) when it broke away from Western Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000.
PIA04344:
Breakup of the World's Largest Iceberg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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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 2012-02-02 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from an animation based on data from NASA's Grace satellite shows dramatic changes in Greenland's ice mass from 2003 through 2011 revealing how much ice has been lost and gained each year.
PIA13955:
Ice Mass Loss on Greenland, 2003-2011 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-17 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 16, 2000 shows an area of Ventura County, California, including Simi Valley in the center of the image.
PIA02711:
Simi Valley, California, Perspective View of Shaded Relief, Color as Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-07-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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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 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two radar images show the majestic Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, the oldest national park in the United States and home to the world's most spectacular geysers and hot springs.
PIA01741:
Space Radar Image of Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-27 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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The Lunar South Pole
PIA13523:
The Lunar South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-05 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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The Lunar North Pole
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The Lunar North Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-01 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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These two false-color images of the Manaus region of Brazil in South America were acquired by NASA's Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour.
PIA01735:
Space Radar Image of Manaus, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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The cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this rare look at Earth and its moon from Saturn orbit on July 19, 2013. The image has been magnified five times.
PIA17170:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth -- Close-Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-12 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the City of Luxembourg, one of Europe's greatest fortified states. With a population of about 90,000, the city is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
PIA14035:
Luxembourg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-19 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected on February 18, 2000 shows the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area in Texas.
PIA02722:
C-Band Radar Imagery, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-03 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Hurricane Alex captured on August 3, 2004, as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua.
PIA00440:
Hurricane Alex, located about 80 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, as observed by NASA's Spaceborne Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS).
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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This perspective view shows Mount Ararat in easternmost Turkey, which has been the site of several searches for the remains of Noah's Ark.
PIA03399:
Mount Ararat, Turkey, Perspective with Landsat Image Overlay
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This three-dimensional perspective of the remote Karakax Valley in the northern Tibetan Plateau of western China was created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry.
PIA01800:
Space Radar Image of Karakax Valley, China 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Tibetan Plateau and a portion of the Himalayan Mountain chain are captured in this stereo image acptured by NASA's Terra satellite May 14, 2000 (Terra orbit 2153).
PIA02646:
Roof of the World and the Abode of Snow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-02 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The Sovereign Democratic Republic of the Fiji Islands, commonly known as Fiji, is shown in this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 19, 2000.
PIA02785:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Fiji Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-24 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Blue Mountains to the west and north of Sydney, A mild winter and an extremely hot September in Australia have led to an early start to the fire season.
PIA17577:
MISR Stereo Imagery of Blue Mountain Fires in New South Wales, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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The border between Russia and Finland is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #12 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA03747:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #12:
Border between Russia and Finland

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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 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 1998-09-26 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 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 1999-06-21 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 1999-12-01 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 2000-05-07 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 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 Niño 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 Niño event of last winter, the equatorial Pacific has cooled and oceanographers have been on a La Niña 'watch.' Thus far, equatorial waters have seesawed between cooling and the present slight warming.
PIA04622:
Where is La Niña?
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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 2004-07-13 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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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 Niño 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 2005-03-14 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 Niño: The Weak, Getting Weaker
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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 Niña condition.
PIA03665:
She's Back? La Niña 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 Niña 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 Niño 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 Niño 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 Niño) to a cool (La Niña) 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 2007-11-07 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Niña, 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 Niña 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 Niñas 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 Niña Linger
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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 Niños
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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 Niño Surges; Warm Kelvin Wave Headed for South America
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