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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 2002-12-12 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 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 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 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 2006-12-07 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 2007-11-07 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 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 Niņo 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 Niņo 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 Niņo Watch- September 20, 1997
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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 2009-10-29 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 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 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 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 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 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 Niņo/La Niņa - Entire Pacific is out of Whack, April 7, 1999
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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 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 2009-11-12 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 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 Niņa condition.
PIA02460:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Still a "cool" Problem Child, March 23, 2000
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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 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 Niņo Watch - El Niņo in Retreat, Pacific in Transition, June 14, 1998
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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 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 2004-07-13 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 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 Niņa'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 Niņo Watch - Mild La Niņa Conditions Developing, November 12, 1999
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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 Niņo Watch - Little Change in Pacific, August 13, 1998
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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 2003-11-18 Earth Jason-1
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This image from NASA's Jason-1 is a global map of sea surface height of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The image represents data collected and composited over a 10-day period, ending on Nov. 3, 2003.
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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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 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 Niņo/La Niņa -La Niņa Begins to Fade, April 7, 1999
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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 Niņo Watch - Warm Water Pool is Thinning, Feb, 5, 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 Niņo Watch - Topex/Poseidon Shows Unusual Pacific, November 29, 1998
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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 Niņa 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 Niņo Watch - La Niņa Barely Has a Pulse, June 18, 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 Niņa 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 Niņo Watch - La Niņa Hangs On, February 27, 1999
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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 Niņo Watch - Satellite Shows Pacific Running Hot and Cold, September 12, 1998
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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 Niņo Watch - Pacific Ocean Conditions are Split: Cold in East, Hot in West, July 27, 1999
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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 Niņo Watch - La Niņa looks "frozen" in Pacific, November 8, 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 Niņo Watch - Satellite shows Pacific Stabilizing, July 11, 1998
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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 Niņo Watch - La Niņa Persistence May be Part of Larger Climate Pattern, January 8, 2000
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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 Niņa 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 Niņo Watch - La Niņa Conditions Likely to Prevail, October 10, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-07 Earth Terra
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On Jan. 7, 2011, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the inundated city of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Torrential rains in NE Australia caused the Fitzroy River to overflow its banks and flood much of the city.
PIA13775:
Flooding in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-07-31 Earth Terra
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The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 25, 2001.
PIA03853:
Machu Picchu, Peru
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite took this anaglyph of several pyrocumulus clouds, created by the Station Fire, visible above the smoke plumes rising from the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los Angeles. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12196:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, shows Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia.
PIA03870:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-02 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 2015-07-27 Earth Terra
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Two hundred years ago, Ascension Island was a barren volcanic edifice. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows that today its peaks are covered by lush tropical cloud forest.
PIA19738:
Ascension Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-26 Earth Terra
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Brightness variations in the terrain along a portion of southwestern Africa are displayed in these views from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04320:
Seasonal Surface Changes in Namibia and Central Angola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-10 Earth Terra
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This image shows JPL's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 as it passed over Hurricane Ida while situated between western Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula.
PIA12349:
MISR High-Resolution, Cross-Track Winds for Hurricane Ida
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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 Niņo Watch - El Niņo is Still Lingering in the Pacific May 3, 1998
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
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The influence of topography on the growth of the city of San Diego is seen clearly in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south.
PIA03330:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Diego, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-05 Earth Terra
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the once-abandoned mining town of Silver Peak, Nevada, which began to thrive again when Foote Mineral Company began extracting lithium from brine below the floor of Clayton Valley in 1966.
PIA18553:
Lithium Mining, Nevada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth Aquarius
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At 11:29 p.m. PDT on Oct. 6 (2:29 a.m. EDT on Oct. 7), NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite produced this false-color infrared image of Matthew as the storm moved up Florida's central coast.
PIA21097:
NASA's AIRS Examines Hurricane Matthew's Cloud Top Temperatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-03-28 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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These two images of the eastern part of the island of Oahu, Hawaii provide information on regional topography and show the relationship between urban development and sensitive ecosystems.
PIA02741:
SRTM Radar Image, Wrapped Color as Height/EarthKam Optical Honolulu, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Landsat
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On January 26, 2001, the city of Bhuj suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history. This stereoscopic image was generated from NASA's Landsat satellite and data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02796:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Bhuj, India, Two Weeks After Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-06 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft spied Hurricane Matthew, currently an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, continues to bear down on the southeastern United States.
PIA21092:
A Look at Hurricane Matthew from NASA's AIRS
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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 radar image of the Rabaul volcano on the island of New Britain, Papua, New Guinea taken almost a month after its September 19, 1994.
PIA01767:
Space Radar Image of Rabaul Volcano, New Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-06 Earth Terra
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The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument with its shadow are all visible in this image of Washington, D.C. from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA02655:
ASTER Washington, D.C.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-04 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 1, 2011, shows more than 314,000 acres burned in west Texas. The 2011 fire season in Texas is of historic proportions.
PIA14136:
ASTER Images Record Texas Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Earth 1271x671x3
This scene from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks upward at 'Knudsen Ridge' on the southern edge of 'Marathon Valley' from inside the valley.
PIA19318:
Orbiting Rainbows Simulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Boulders perched on the summit of the central peak of Tsiolkovskiy crater are seen in this image from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12902:
Uplift, Boulders of Tsiolkovskiy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Most mountains on the Earth are formed as plates collide and the crust buckles. Not so for the Moon, where mountains are formed as a result of impacts as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12927:
Mountains of the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-19 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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This image is a NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter closeup of a small fresh crater with very dark ejecta highlands near Rima Bode II.
PIA13148:
Rima Bode
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-17 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Aitken Central Peak, Seen Obliquely
PIA13819:
Aitken Central Peak, Seen Obliquely
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-11 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Farside! And All the Way Around
PIA14021:
Farside! And All the Way Around
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-15 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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LROC PDS Release Number 5
PIA14023:
LROC PDS Release Number 5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-27 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Another Small Volcano?
PIA14428:
Another Small Volcano?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Northern Arizona is best known for the Grand Canyon. Less widely known are the hundreds of geologically young volcanoes, at least one of which buried the homes of local residents. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01910:
Northern Arizona Volcanoes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Japan's Mt. Fuji presents a beautiful backdrop for the city of Tokyo as seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 21, 2000.
PIA02793:
Perspective View with Radar Image Overlaid, Color as Height: Mt. Fuji and Tokyo, Japan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite in August, 2000, shows the northern tip of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba frame the sandy deserts and spectacular mountains of the Sinai Peninsula.
PIA02626:
MISR Views the Middle East
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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On Nov. 8, 2013, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of Super Typhoon Haiyan as it tore across the central Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. Among the worst-hit areas is eastern Leyte island and the city of Tacloban.
PIA17700:
NASA Spacecraft Shows Before/After of Typhoon Haiyan's Devastation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-15 Earth Terra
MISR
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The mighty river featured in this image is called the Yarlung Tsangpo in China, and is then known as the Dikrong during its passage through India's state of Arunachal Pradesh. This image from NASA's Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8.
PIA03708:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8:
Yarlung Tsangpo River, China

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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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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 1999-08-25 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument onboard NASA's new QuikScat ocean-viewing satellite captured this image of Hurricane Dora in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean on August 10, as it was blowing at speeds of nearly 40 meters per second (90 miles per hour).
PIA02404:
SeaWinds Radar Clocks Hurricane Dora's Wind Speeds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-04-17 Earth Terra
MISR
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Florida's Everglades is a region of broad, slow-moving sheets of water flowing southward over low-lying areas from Lake Okeechobeeto the Gulf of Mexico. These images fromNASA's Terra satellite show the Everglades region on January 16, 2002.
PIA03703:
Southern Florida's River of Grass
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-21 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this three-dimensional image on May 12, 2000 looking north over Death Valley, California.
PIA02663:
3-D View of Death Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-09 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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Hunting for Ancient Lunar Impact Basins
PIA13194:
Hunting for Ancient Lunar Impact Basins
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This comparison image, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) November, 1996 and September, 2000, shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03513:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillipines - Comparison of November, 1996 and September, 2000
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-09-26 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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An 8-kilometer (5-mile) wide crater of possible impact origin is shown in this stereoscopic view of an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon.
PIA03363:
Stereo Pair with ASTER Image, Iturralde Structure, Bolivia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-09-06 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image pair from NASA's Terra satellite shows 'before and after' views of a dry sagerush fire in the area around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington, in June, 2000.
PIA02622:
MISR Views a Fire-Scarred Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-25 Earth Terra
MISR
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These images from NASA's Terra spacecraft provide global, seasonal summaries of a quantity called the Directional Hemispherical Reflectance (DHR), also sometimes referred to as the 'black-sky' albedo.
PIA04335:
Global and Seasonal Surface Albedos from MISR
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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These July 11, 2006 images from NASA's Terra Satellite show then Tropical Storm Bud as it was intensifying into a hurricane, which it became later that day.
PIA08600:
A Strengthening Eastern Pacific Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-02-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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On January 26, 2001, when India's Republic Day is normally celebrated, a devastating earthquake hit the state of Gujarat. These two false-color images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft before and after the event, on January 15 and 31.
PIA03895:
Dewatering Effects from the Gujarat earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Cassini-Huygens
VIMS
ISS
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Cassini's Look at Water on the Moon
PIA12228:
Cassini's Look at Water on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Queensland, Australia. This image, acquired on November 19, 2001 from NASA's Terra satellite, is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #11.
PIA03730:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #11:
Queensland, Australia

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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on June 2, 2012 of Sheveluch, one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula, with frequent explosive events that can disrupt air traffic over the northern Pacific.
PIA15792:
NASA Spacecraft Spots Large Eruption of Russian Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-01 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo erupted on January 17, 2002, and subsequently sent streams of lava into the city of Goma on the north shore of Lake Kivu.
PIA03339:
Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo, Map View with Lava, Landsat / ASTER / SRTM
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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 2012-07-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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On July 2, 2012, NASA's MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Horse Creek Fire and much larger Ash Creek Fire Complex in southeastern Montana, to the east of Billings, Mont.
PIA15839:
NASA's MISR Views Raging Wildfires in Southeastern Montana
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-05 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada Fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is shown in this combined radar image and topographic view with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission where a 7.2 earthquake struck on April 4, 2010.
PIA13015:
Baja Earthquake Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Santa Ana winds swept large amounts of dust and ash across the skies of San Diego and over the Pacific Ocean. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04348:
Airborne Dust and Ash over Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-17 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The false-color VNIR image from NASA's Terra spacecraft was acquired off the island of Tsushima in the Korea Strait shows the signatures of several internal wave packets, indicating a northern propagation direction.
PIA01915:
Internal Ocean Waves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon
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GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Moon GRAIL
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map
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GRAIL's 'Bouguer' Gravity Moon Map Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra satellite taken on Sept. 22, 2016, shows a deadly avalanche tumbling down a Tibetan mountain.
PIA21069:
NASA Satellite Eyes Deadly Tibetan Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-26 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This frame from NASA's Grace animation illustrates the highs and lows of combined land water storage (includes snow, soil moisture, and surface water) over the continental United States.
PIA14268:
GRACE Land Water Storage Monthly Changes over the United States, 2003 – Early 2013 Animation Icon
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