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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-08 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Digital elevation models (DEMs), such as those produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), allow user-controlled visualization of the Earth's landforms that is not possible using satellite imagery alone.
PIA03373:
Landsat - SRTM Shaded Relief Comparison, Los Angeles and Vicinity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-11 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Visible image of a California storm in March, 2003, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA00402:
Viewing a California Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-26 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft has illustrated surface air and skin temperature for the period from July 16-24, showing movement of a dome of heat across the eastern two-thirds of the country. See More Details for the movies.
PIA14480:
NASA AIRS Movies Show Evolution of U.S. 2011 Heat Wave Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-06-19 Earth Terra
MISR
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On June 10, 2002 the Moon obscured the central portion of the solar disk in a phenomenon known as an annular solar eclipse as NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Pacific.
PIA03712:
Darkened Skies over the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-02 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.
PIA03302:
SRTM Stereo Pair: Haro and Kas Hills, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.602 MB)     JPEG (226.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This image from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the relationship between nitrous oxide levels and ozone loss, 2004-2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07994:
Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements Depicting the Relationship Between Nitrous Oxide Levels and Ozone Loss, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
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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 an image of the Colima volcano in Jalisco, Mexico, a vigorously active volcano that erupted as recently as July 1994.
PIA01739:
Space Radar Image of Colima Volcano, Jalisco, Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.012 MB)     JPEG (502.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This anaglyph, from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, shows the varied topography of eastern New York State and parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA02753:
Anaglyph of Shaded Relief New York State, Lake Ontario to Long Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.849 MB)     JPEG (193.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-10 Earth CloudSat
CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
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NASA's CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar captured a profile across Tropical Storm Andrea on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, near the South Carolina/Georgia/Florida Atlantic coast.
PIA09379:
CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.875 MB)     JPEG (159.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra satellite shows the shape and size of cellular patterns within marine stratocumulus cloud layers can change dramatically with the prevailing meteorological conditions.
PIA03710:
Closed Large Cell Clouds in the South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-03 Earth Terra
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Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts are now dwarfed by Hanscom Air Force Base between them. NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image in October 2006,
PIA09699:
Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-12 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.53 MB)     JPEG (218 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-01 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This trio of images depicts satellite observations of declining water storage in California as seen by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites in June 2002 (left), June 2008 (center) and June 2014 (right).
PIA18816:
NASA's GRACE Sees a Drying California
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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 Mount Rainier in Washington state. The volcano last erupted about 150 years ago and numerous large floods and debris flows have originated on its slopes during the last century.
PIA01727:
Space Radar Image of Mt. Rainer, Washington
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-07 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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The latest image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA's Jason-2 satellite shows that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is now in its 10th month of being locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
PIA16787:
Pacific Locked in 'La Nada' Limbo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-22 Earth Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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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.
PIA14949:
One Special Day in the Life of Planet Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-23 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator laying beneath the French-Swiss border northwest of Geneva (yellow circle).
PIA17434:
CERN Collider, France-Switzerland
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This image of northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula was taken from an altitude of about 500,000 kilometers (300,000 miles) by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on December 9, 1992, as it left Earth en route to Jupiter.
PIA00127:
Earth - Northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-07-03 Earth Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS)
MLS
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This image displays wind measurements taken by the satellite-borne NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) during the last 10 days of May 1997, showing the relationship between the ocean and the atmosphere at the onset of the 1997-98 El Niño condition.
PIA01452:
Microwave Limb Sounder/El Niño Watch - 1997 Research Data Reveal Clues about El Niño's Influence
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.189 MB)     JPEG (234.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-02-21 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 16, 2000 shows the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
PIA02730:
Radar image San Francisco Bay Area, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.475 MB)     JPEG (874.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Moon Chandrayaan-1
Moon Mineralogy Mapper
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Rays of Water and Hydroxyl
PIA12225:
Rays of Water and Hydroxyl
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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West Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00305:
West Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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East Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00303:
East Limb View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Farside View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00304:
Farside View of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Moon DSPSE
Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
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Nearside of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
PIA00302:
Nearside of Earth's Moon as Seen by the Clementine Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-14 Earth Terra
ASTER
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Seventeen days after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, much of the city was still under water. In this pair of images from NASA's Terra satellite, the affected areas can clearly be seen.
PIA06429:
Hurricane Season 2005: Katrina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.959 MB)     JPEG (198.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-05 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the city of Bhuj, India, in the foreground (gray area) after an earthquake in western India on January 26, 2001. This image was generated from NASA's Landsat satellite and data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA02798:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Bhuj, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.165 MB)     JPEG (254.4 kB)
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 the major volcanic group of Bali, one 13,000 islands comprising the nation of Indonesia.
PIA04951:
Mts. Agung and Batur, Bali, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.996 MB)     JPEG (108.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Earth Terra
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This image, acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft, is of the ancient city of Uruk is located in present-day Iraq, on an abandoned channel of the Euphrates River.
PIA17576:
Ancient Uruk, Iraq
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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 image of Fort Irwin in California's Mojave Desert compares interferometric radar signatures topography - data that were obtained by multiple imaging of the same region to produce three-dimensional elevation maps.
PIA01759:
SPace Radar Image of Fort Irwin, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Earth Terra
ASTER
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A destructive forest fire broke out June 24, 2007 near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra on June 27, 2007.
PIA09698:
Fire near South Lake Tahoe, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-21 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's looks at the Moon in 3D. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12890:
The Moon in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-20 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (WAC)
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This image is a Digital Terrain Model of the large Orientale Basin, located on the western hemisphere of the Moon.
PIA12943:
A Digital Terrain Model of the Orientale Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-05 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this anaglyph image is a close up view of Copernicus crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13094:
Central Peak of Copernicus Crater (Anaglyph)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.004 MB)     JPEG (107.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Moon Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (NAC)
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Highest Point on the Moon
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Highest Point on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-02 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft continues to track the gradual organization of Tropical Storm Emily, as seen in this image taken Aug. 2, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. EDT. At that time, the storm was located about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PIA14515:
NASA Image Shows a Slightly Stronger Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Visible image of Typhoon Sepat, western Pacific Ocean, southeast coast of China, August, 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10648:
Typhoon Sepat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Visible image of Tropical Storm Erin, the Atlantic Ocean 210 miles south of Galveston, Texas, August, 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10647:
Tropical Storm Erin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Visible image of Hurricane Dean, at the coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Mazatlan in August, 2007, from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10646:
Hurricane Dean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-23 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Smoke from multiple wildfires burning in Southern California in October, 2007, can be seen in this false-color image from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10088:
Swirls of Smoke and Dust Blow Out to Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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A major dust storm moved across the eastern and northeastern regions of Australia on Sept. 23, 2009, out towards the Pacific as seen by NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12239:
Australia's Red Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-14 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Tropical Storm Blas as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua in the year 2004.
PIA00436:
Tropical Storm Blas off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-26 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Hurricane Darby as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua in July, 2004.
PIA00439:
Hurricane Darby off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-23 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Hurricane Celia as observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua in the year 2004.
PIA00438:
Hurricane Celia off the Pacific Coast of Mexico
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.004 MB)     JPEG (140.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view taken in February 2000 from NASA's Landsat and SRTM shows the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica, the gray area in the center of the image.
PIA03367:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Jose, Costa Rica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.01 MB)     JPEG (210.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna is the focus of this perspective from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The city of Catania is barely visible behind Etna on the bay at the upper left. Mt. Etna erupted in
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.617 MB)     JPEG (148.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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C-Band Interferometric Radar
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Italy's Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands are the focus of this perspective view from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The image is looking south with the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in the foreground and Etna with its dark lava flows on the skyline.
PIA03370:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy & the Aeolian Islands
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.534 MB)     JPEG (86.35 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), acquired on February 2000, shows central Panama, with the remnants of the extinct volcano El Valle in the foreground and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.
PIA03369:
Perspective View with Color-Coded Shaded Relief, Central Panama
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.588 MB)     JPEG (192.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), acquired on February 2000, shows the Panama Canal with the Gulf of Panama in the foreground and the Caribbean Sea in the distance.
PIA03368:
Perspective View with Color-Coded Shaded Relief, Panama Canal
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.584 MB)     JPEG (141.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view taken in February 2000 from NASA's Landsat and SRTM shows the Caribbean coastal plain of Costa Rica, with the Cordillera Central rising in the background.
PIA03366:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Costa Rica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.01 MB)     JPEG (220.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-25 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) from data collected in the year 2000 shows Lakes Managua and Nicaragua near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.
PIA03365:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Lakes Managua and Nicaragua
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.87 MB)     JPEG (172 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-15 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The 1,200-kilometer (800-mile) San Andreas is the longest fault in California and one of the longest in North America as seen by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 16, 2000.
PIA02786:
San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.877 MB)     JPEG (195.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-07 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image is of Ventura, California, one of this state's oldest cities, and Lake Casitas, California. NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) acquired this data on February 16, 2000.
PIA02787:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Ventura, and Lake Casitas, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.715 MB)     JPEG (154.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-07 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This image is of Mt. Pinos and San Joaquin Valley, California. NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) acquired this data on February 16, 2000.
PIA02788:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Mt. Pinos and San Joaquin Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.022 MB)     JPEG (222.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-14 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Rectangular fields of the agriculturally rich Santa Clara River Valley are visible in this perspective view generated by using data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and an enhanced Landsat image.
PIA02789:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Santa Paula, and Santa Clara River Valley, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-14 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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San Joaquin, the name given to the southern portion of California's vast Central Valley, as shown in this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 16, 2000.
PIA02790:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: San Joaquin Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.818 MB)     JPEG (180 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-11 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Santa Barbara, California, is often called 'America's Riviera' as seen in this image generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data on February 16, 2000.
PIA02794:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Santa Barbara, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.423 MB)     JPEG (157.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-11 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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Caliente Range and Cuyama Valley, California, are shown in this image acquired by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on February 16, 2000.
PIA02795:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Caliente Range and Cuyama Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.905 MB)     JPEG (190.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the northern coastal plain of Costa Rica with the Cordillera Central, composed of a number of active and dormant volcanoes, rising in the background.
PIA03315:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Costa Rica Coastal Plain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.482 MB)     JPEG (244.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-19 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This perspective view shows the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica, in the right center of the image (gray area).
PIA03316:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: San Jose, Costa Rica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.206 MB)     JPEG (201.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-08-03 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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This dramatic view looks west along the Cucharas River Canyon in Colorado toward the 4,152 meter (13,623 ft) high Spanish Peaks, in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
PIA03321:
SRTM Perspective View with Landsat Overlay: Cucharas Canyon & Spanish Peaks, Colorado
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.888 MB)     JPEG (189.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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At more than 4,300 meters (14,000 feet ), Mount Shasta is California's tallest volcano and part of the Cascade chain of volcanoes extending south from Washington.
PIA03328:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.753 MB)     JPEG (149.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The defining landmarks of San Francisco, its bay and the San Andreas Fault are clearly seen in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the south.
PIA03329:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.672 MB)     JPEG (164.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-22 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The city of Palm Springs nestles at the base of Mount San Jacinto in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the east.
PIA03334:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Palm Springs, Calif.
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-01-31 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
Thematic Mapper
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The volcanic nature of Mount Shasta is clearly evident in this computer-generated perspective viewed from the northwest.
PIA03336:
Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, Mount Shasta, Calif.
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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 an image of the area of Kliuchevskoi volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, which began to erupt on September 30, 1994.
PIA01765:
Space Radar Image of Kiluchevskoi, Volcano, Russia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-05 Earth Terra
ASTER
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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 2007-05-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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St. Louis, Missouri is tucked in a bend of the Mississippi River, just south of the point at which the Illinois River joins the larger Mississippi as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 15, 2005.
PIA09362:
St. Louis, Missouri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Earth Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
Advanced Land Imager (ALI)
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On Sept. 8, 2014, NASA's Earth Observing 1 spacecraft obtained this infrared image of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, which has been in continuous eruption since 1983. New lava flows can be seen.
PIA18211:
Hawaii Lava Threat Closely Monitored by NASA EO-1 Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-12-05 Earth Terra
MISR
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Lake Manicouagan in northern Quebec, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra satellite on June 1, 2001, during Terra orbit 7737.
PIA03434:
Manicouagan Impact Structure, Quebec
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-14 Earth Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A)
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The objective of NASA's Shuttle Imaging Radar A (SIR-A) was to observe the Earth by use of radar imagery, acquire and transmit data of different geologic regions. This is a view of New Guinea in 2000.
PIA02994:
Radar view of New Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the storms on April 16, 2011 showing very cold, high cloud tops of the strong thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes in North Carolina and Virginia.
PIA14042:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Images April 16, 2011 Severe Storm/Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-13 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Mt. Etna, a volcano on the island of Sicily, erupted on October 26, 2002, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounding System (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua.
PIA00355:
Mt. Etna Eruption
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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 2002-08-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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This montage is a natural-color view of the Caribbean Sea east of the Yucatan Peninsula as seen by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA03719:
A Hard Look at Thin Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-11 Earth ARIA
PALSAR-2
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NASA data and expertise are providing valuable information for the ongoing response to the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
PIA14710:
New ALOS-2 Damage Map Assists 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Disaster Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) in 2002, is of Cambodia's Angkor region revealing a temple (upper-right) not depicted on early 19th Century French archeological survey maps and American topographic maps.
PIA03866:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Sman Teng, Temple, Cambodia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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Brush fires consumed nearly 750,000 acres across Southern California between October 21 and November 18, 2003. Burn scars and vegetation changes wrought by the fires are illustrated in these false-color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04346:
Burn Scars Across Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This images, acquired on March 12, 2011 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, shows a large smoke plume that appears to be associated either with the Shiogama incident or Sendai port fires. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13914:
Large Smoke Plume from Industrial Fires in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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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 L-band image of an area near Glasgow, Missouri, centered at about 39.2 degrees north latitude and 92.8 degrees west longitude.
PIA01744:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River, Glasgow, Missouri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
AirSAR
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This perspective view, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR), shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03512:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillippines - Perspective View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-09 Earth SMAP
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Fresh off the recent successful deployment of its 20-foot (6-meter) reflector antenna and associated boom arm, NASA's SMAP observatory has successfully completed a two-day test of its science instruments.
PIA19236:
NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Takes First 'SMAPshots'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-21 Earth SMAP
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With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations in May, 2015
PIA18058:
NASA Soil Moisture Mission Produces First Global Radar Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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This map corresponds to NASA's KidSat image MET 00215424 of the northern regions of Sumatra that was captured on Sept., 1997 during the Shuttle flight STS-86.
PIA00952:
Map of northern Sumatra, Indonesia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-03 Earth KidSat
Electronic Still Camera
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Middle school students across the country photographed the fires and smoke over southern Sumatra from a camera aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis September 27, 1997.
PIA00956:
Kidsat image of Sumatra, Indonesia & map
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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 three-dimensional image of the volcano Kilauea was generated based on interferometric fringes derived from two X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar data takes on April 13, 1994 and October 4, 1994.
PIA01761:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
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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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Data acquired on April 13, 1994 and on October 4, 1994 from NASA's X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar on board the space shuttle Endeavour were used to generate interferometric fringes, which were overlaid on the X-SAR image of Kilauea.
PIA01762:
Space Radar Image of Kilauea, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-09 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
Altimeter
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New data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea surface heights in the equatorial Pacific Ocean persisting for a 16th straight month.
PIA17454:
'La Nada' Climate Pattern Lingers in the Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured the energetic eruption of Sicily's Mount Etna volcano on October 29, 2002. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03733:
Multi-angle Portrayals of Mt. Etna's Plume
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Earth GOME-2
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JPL-led study shows bromine explosion on March 13, 2008 across the Alaskan North Slope looking south toward the Brooks Range at the horizon, which blocked the bromine from going further south into the Alaskan interior.
PIA13961:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Alaskan North Slope)
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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 image is a false-color composite of Raco, Michigan, centered at 46.39 degrees north latitude, 84.88 degrees west longitude.
PIA01700:
Space Radar Image of Raco, Michigan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Earth GOME-2
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JPL-led study shows bromine explosion on March 13, 2008 across the western Northwest Territories in Canada looking toward the Mackenzie Mountains at the horizon, which prevented the bromine from crossing over into Alaska.
PIA13960:
NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants (Northwest Territories)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-23 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano on April 19, 2010. The eruption plume and drifting veil of ash appear to be homogeneous.
PIA13062:
NASA's ASTER Instrument Analyzes Ash Plume of Iceland's Eyjafyallajökull Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Earth Airborne Snow Observatory
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A natural color image of Mt. Lyell, the highest point in the Tuolumne River Basin (top image) is compared with a three-dimensional color composite image of Mt. Lyell from NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory depicting snow depth (bottom image).
PIA17772:
Snow Depth Depicted on Mt. Lyell by NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-18 Earth OCO-2
OCO-2
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This map shows solar-induced fluorescence, a plant process that occurs during photosynthesis, from Aug. through Oct. 2014 as measured by NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.
PIA18935:
Global Solar-Induced Fluorescence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft is also being used by scientists to observe atmospheric carbon dioxide.
PIA09269:
AIRS Global Map of Carbon Dioxide from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-28 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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Surface relative humidity anomalies in percent, during July 2011 compared to the average surface relative humidity over the previous eight years, as measured by NASA's Aqua instrument AIRS. The driest areas are shown in oranges and reds.
PIA14488:
NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-16 Earth 1201x900x3
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere
PIA14430:
NASA 'Sees' Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami in Earth's Upper Atmosphere Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-27 Earth OSCAT
OSCAT Scatterometer
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This ISRO-NASA-JPL-Caltech collaborative image shows ocean wind vector data from ISRO's OceanSat 2 spacecraft of Hurricane Irene which made landfall early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, just west of Cape Lookout, NC.
PIA14742:
NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows how surface emissivity -- how efficiently Earth's surface radiates heat -- changed in several regions of Pakistan over a 32-day period between July 11 (pre-flood) and August 12 (post-flood).
PIA13342:
NASA's AIRS Detects Extent of Pakistan Flooding
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