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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-19 Earth Terra
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The Kondyor Massif is located in Eastern Siberia, Russia, north of the city of Khabarovsk. It is a rare form of igneous intrusion called alkaline-ultrabasic massif and it is full of rare minerals. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10624:
Kondyor Massif, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.147 MB)     JPEG (530.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-02-29 Earth Terra
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If you live in Europe and buy roses, the chance is good that they were grown in Kenya -- specifically, in one of the colossal greenhouses that blot out the once wild shores of Lake Naivasha, 90km north-west of Nairobi. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10625:
Lake Naivasha, Kenya
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-01 Earth Terra
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Along the western flank of the Andes, 400 km SE of Lima Peru, erosion has carved the mountain slopes into long, narrow serpentine ridges. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on September 28, 2004.
PIA10628:
Western Slope of Andes, Peru
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.02 MB)     JPEG (1.374 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-08 Earth Terra
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The Nardò Ring is a striking visual feature from space, and astronauts have photographed it several times. The Ring is a race car test track in Italy. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on August 17. 2007.
PIA10629:
Nardò Ring, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.096 MB)     JPEG (336.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-04-30 Earth Terra
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The Diomede Islands consisting of the western island Big Diomede, and the eastern island Little Diomede are two rocky islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA10631:
Diomede Islands, Bering Straight
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.946 MB)     JPEG (67.39 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-16 Earth Aqua
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AIRS mid-tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003 from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA10645:
AIRS Mid-Tropospheric CO2, Version 5, July 2003
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.051 MB)     JPEG (53.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Earth Aqua
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.004 MB)     JPEG (130.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-15 Earth Aqua
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.004 MB)     JPEG (123.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-18 Earth Aqua
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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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.004 MB)     JPEG (130.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2007-09-03 Earth Aqua
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These infrared and microwave images were created with data retrieved by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, and show the remnants of the former Hurricane Felix over Central America, September, 2007.
PIA10649:
Hurricane Felix
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.879 MB)     JPEG (124.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-02 Earth Terra
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Lightning strikes have sparked more than a thousand fires in northern California. Cape Mendocino is at the center of the image and Mt. Shasta is near the upper right.
PIA10927:
Smoke Blankets Northern California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.517 MB)     JPEG (100.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:<br />First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer
PIA10954:
Global Views of Atmospheric Water Vapor:
First Data from OSTM/Jason-2's Advanced Microwave Radiometer

Full Resolution:     TIFF (19.98 MB)     JPEG (537.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth OSTM/Jason-2
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Newest Ocean-Observing Satellite Records Recent Sea Level Changes
PIA11197:
Newest Ocean-Observing Satellite Records Recent Sea Level Changes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-23 Earth Terra
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The Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire was started on June 21, 2008 by a lightning strike. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA10975:
Yolla Bolly Complex Wildland Fire
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10 MB)     JPEG (733.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-31 Earth Jason-1
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Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:<br />Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008
PIA11002:
Portrait of a Warming Ocean and Rising Sea Levels:
Trend of Sea Level Change 1993-2008

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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-06 Earth Aqua
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Transport of dust from China Dust Storm of April 2006, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11009:
Transport of Dust from China Dust Storm of April 2006 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-13 Earth Aqua
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Hurricane Isabel isotherms as the storm moved across the Atlantic Ocean in September, 2003, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11032:
Hurricane Isabel Isotherms Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-13 Earth Aqua
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Supertyphoon Pongsona isotherms as it hit the island of Guam, December of 2002, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11033:
Supertyphoon Pongsona Isotherms Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (230.2 kB)     JPEG (9.715 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-09 Earth Terra
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Al Jazirah (also Gezira) is one of the 26 states of Sudan. The state lies between the Blue Nile and the White Nile in the east-central region of the country. This image was acquired December 25, 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11079:
Al Jazirah, Sudan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.17 MB)     JPEG (2.287 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-23 Earth Terra
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Nuuk (or Gadthab) is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is located at the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua inlet on the west coast of Greenland. This image was acquired August 2, 2004 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11080:
Nuuk, Greenland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.877 MB)     JPEG (433.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-30 Earth Terra
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On May 2, 2008 Chile's Chaiten Volcano erupted after 9,000 years of inactivity. NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image on May 28, 2008.
PIA11081:
Chaiten Volcano, Chile
Full Resolution:     TIFF (709 kB)     JPEG (45.79 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-18 Earth Terra
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L'Anse aux Meadows is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains of a Viking village were discovered in 1960. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11083:
L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.934 MB)     JPEG (468.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-11 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Recent State of Arctic Sea Ice
PIA11086:
Recent State of Arctic Sea Ice
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.519 MB)     JPEG (290.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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Riyadh, the national capital of Saudi Arabia, is shown in 1972, 1990 and 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11087:
Urbanization: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.735 MB)     JPEG (157.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This full-frame image, acquired August 30, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft, covers an area of 60 by 60 km in the Salmon River Mountains, Idaho.
PIA11088:
Idaho Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (51.66 MB)     JPEG (2.704 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image from of Mt. Vesuvius Italy was acquired September 26, 2000, and covers an area of 36 by 45 km. Vesuvius overlooks the city of Naples and the Bay of Naples in central Italy.
PIA11090:
Escondida Mine, Chile
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.02 MB)     JPEG (1.402 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and one of the busiest ports in the United States. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on April 4, 2000.
PIA11089:
Baltimore, MD
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.869 MB)     JPEG (565.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Mt. Vesuvius Italy was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on September 26, 2000, and covers an area of 36 by 45 km. Vesuvius overlooks the city of Naples and the Bay of Naples in central Italy.
PIA11091:
Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.31 MB)     JPEG (2.267 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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These images from NASA's Terra satellite show the Pu'u O'o lava flows entering the sea at Kamokuna on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii.
PIA11093:
Hawaii Lava Flows
Full Resolution:     TIFF (973.3 kB)     JPEG (26.82 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The sand dunes of theThar Desert, located in northwestern India and eastern Pakistan, constantly shift and take on new shapes.
PIA11094:
Thar Desert
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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Pine Island Glacier has undergone a steady loss of elevation with retreat of the grounding line in recent decades. NASA's Terra satellite acquired the scene on December 12, 2000.
PIA11095:
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.215 MB)     JPEG (785.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra satellite acquired this image of Las Vegas, NV in August, 2000. McCarran International Airport to the south and Nellis Air Force Base to the NE are the two major airports visible.
PIA11096:
Las Vegas
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.78 MB)     JPEG (1.252 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Nasca Lines, located in the Pampa region of Peru, the desolate plain of the Peruvian coast 400 km south of Lima. The Lines were first spotted when commercial airlines began flying across the Peruvian desert in the 1920's.
PIA11097:
Nasca Lines, Peru
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.537 MB)     JPEG (301.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Jerusalem was acquired on April 3, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. The old city is the lighter blue area in the right center of the image, surrounded by a 400-year-old wall built by the Ottoman Turks.
PIA11098:
Jerusalem
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.682 MB)     JPEG (193.9 kB)
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
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.103 MB)     JPEG (229.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-17 Earth Aqua
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) onboard NASA's Aqua satellite collects data and creates a temperature profile, September, 2008.
PIA11171:
AIRS Collects Data and Creates a Temperature Profile Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (916.1 kB)     JPEG (39.04 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The city of Calcutta, India appears in this 24 by 34 km (15 by 21 mile) sub-scene, acquired March 29, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11157:
Calcutta
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.9 MB)     JPEG (1.91 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The western-most part of the Ganges Delta is seen in this 54.5 by 60 km ASTER sub-scene acquired on January 6, 2005. The Hugli River branches off from the Ganges River.
PIA11158:
Hugli River Delta, India
Full Resolution:     TIFF (43.72 MB)     JPEG (2.484 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The Coachella Valley is a major agricultural region of California, growing fruit and produce throughout the year. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on June 4, 2000.
PIA11161:
Coachella Valley, CA
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.528 MB)     JPEG (676 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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A historic capital city, Madrid, Spain is renowned for its unique charm and its exhilarating cultural life. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000.
PIA11163:
Madrid
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.097 MB)     JPEG (889.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image of Paris was acquired on July 23, 2000 by NASA's Terra satellite. Paris is also known as the City of Light.
PIA11164:
Saline Valley
Full Resolution:     TIFF (12.37 MB)     JPEG (1.34 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 20, 2000 and shows an area along the west side of the Cascade Range in west central Oregon.
PIA11165:
Oregon Forests
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.58 MB)     JPEG (2.054 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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The nearly perfectly conical profile of Fuji, Japans highest mountain, soars 3,776 meters (12,388 feet) above sea level on southern Honshu, near Tokyo. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA11166:
Mt. Fuji, Japan Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (261.6 kB)     JPEG (12.14 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on July 5, 2000 covers the eastern part of the Strait of Gibraltar, separating Spain from Morocco. The promontory on the eastern side of the conspicuous Spanish port is the Rock of Gibraltar.
PIA11167:
Strait of Gibraltar
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.62 MB)     JPEG (1.024 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This image captures the tropical beauty of the major islands of the Little Bahama Bank, the most northerly of the island groups that comprise the Bahamas. The island at the west edge of the image is Grand Bahama Island. Image from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11168:
Paris
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.071 MB)     JPEG (1.008 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-22 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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AIRS global distribution of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide at 8-13 km altitudes between July 2003 and 2007, from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11186:
AIRS Global Distribution of Mid-Tropospheric Carbon Dioxide at 8-13 km Altitudes
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.062 MB)     JPEG (146.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Earth Phoenix
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Terrestrial Clay under Microscope
PIA11207:
Terrestrial Clay under Microscope
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.119 MB)     JPEG (140.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Terra
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Three weeks after Hurricane Ike came ashore near Galveston, TX, residents returned to find their houses in ruins. Images were acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 28, right, and August 15, 2006, left.
PIA11394:
Aftermath of Hurricane Ike along Texas Coast
Full Resolution:     TIFF (99.45 MB)     JPEG (4.42 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-03 Earth Aqua
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This image shows the distribution and amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere in July 2008 as measured by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument.
PIA11395:
AIRS Carbon Dioxide with Mauna Loa Carbon Dioxide Overlaid
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.88 MB)     JPEG (534 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-17 Earth Terra
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Byrd Glacier is a major glacier in Antarctica; it drains an extensive area of the polar plateau and flows eastward between the Britannia Range and the Churchill Mountains to discharge into the Ross Ice Shelf. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11419:
Byrd Glacier, Antarctica
Full Resolution:     TIFF (97.97 MB)     JPEG (7.07 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-16 Earth Terra
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Dense green vegetation gives way to pale fields in these satellite images of deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. This image is from NASA's Terra satellite.
PIA11420:
Mato Grosso, Brazil
Full Resolution:     TIFF (17.22 MB)     JPEG (1.446 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-11-18 Earth Aqua
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This visualization from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite shows variations in the three dimensional distribution of water vapor in the atmosphere during the summer and fall of 2005.
PIA11424:
Water Vapor Transport, June through November 2005 (Movie) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.772 MB)     JPEG (54.12 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
PIA11710:
Oscillation Rules as the Pacific Cools
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (102.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-09 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft monitored the migration of sand dunes in the Bodele depression of northern Chad from at various times from one month to 6.5 years
PIA11752:
Bodele Sand Dunes, Chad
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.58 MB)     JPEG (879.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-06 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
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Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
PIA11794:
Altimeter Family Portrait: Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.465 MB)     JPEG (131 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-18 Earth Terra
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On February 17, 2009, NASA's Terra satellite imaged bushfires burning in Victoria Australia.
PIA11806:
Australia Wildfires Extract a Heavy Toll in Lives, Land
Full Resolution:     TIFF (33.06 MB)     JPEG (1.678 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-19 Earth Aqua
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Carbon monoxide from the Australian fires of February, 2009, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11807:
Carbon Monoxide from the Australian Fires of Feb 2009 as seen by AIRS Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.198 MB)     JPEG (92.37 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
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First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
PIA11859:
First Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 Tandem Global View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.09 MB)     JPEG (1.128 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-27 Earth Jason-1
OSTM/Jason-2
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OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream
PIA11997:
OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-1 Tandem Mission View of the Gulf Stream Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (663 kB)     JPEG (187.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-02-09 Earth Terra
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Jamestown, located on Jamestown Island in the Virginia Colony, was founded on May 14, 1607. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 4, 2007.
PIA12055:
Jamestown, VA
Full Resolution:     TIFF (14.76 MB)     JPEG (918.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-02 Earth Terra
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The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab emirates on which major commercial and residential structures are being built. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on November 17 and December 10, 2008.
PIA12057:
Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE
Full Resolution:     TIFF (21.48 MB)     JPEG (700.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-03-26 Earth Terra
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Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, and contains the territory's capital, Cockburn Town. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on September 18, 2001.
PIA12059:
Grand Turk Island
Full Resolution:     TIFF (15.49 MB)     JPEG (591.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May, 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12097:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.928 MB)     JPEG (187.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image represents the total precipitable water vapor for May 2009 as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12096:
Global Total Precipitable Water Vapor for May 2009
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.928 MB)     JPEG (173.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This image shows average daytime temperatures in May, 2009, as observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12098:
Global Daytime Air Temperature for May 2009
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.928 MB)     JPEG (198.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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The Los Angeles Basin is bordered on the north by the San Gabriel Mountains. Other smaller basins are separated by smaller mountain ranges, like the Verdugo Hills, and the Santa Monica Mountains in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12093:
Los Angeles Basin
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.768 MB)     JPEG (316.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) to the worldwide public on June 29, 2009.
PIA12090:
ASTER's Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (27.99 MB)     JPEG (1.153 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-29 Earth Terra
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Death Valley, Calif., has the lowest point in North America, Badwater at 85.5 meters (282 feet) below sea level. It is also the driest and hottest location in North America. This image is from NASA' Terra spacecraft.
PIA12091:
Death Valley, California
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.677 MB)     JPEG (506.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-18 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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This image is a false-color composite of three channels of the UAVSAR polarimetric data acquired over the San Andreas Fault west of San Mateo, California.
PIA12075:
Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
Full Resolution:     TIFF (24.5 MB)     JPEG (3.571 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-16 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the northernmost land in the world is located in Pearyland, Greenland. This is a land of permanent snows, glaciers, and 24-hours of daylight during the summer months.
PIA11169:
Northern Greenland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.89 MB)     JPEG (1.555 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-30 Earth Terra
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Fires near Big Sur, Calif., continued to burn unchecked when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image on Sunday, June 29, 2008.
PIA10925:
Fires Burning near Big Sur, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Earth Landsat
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
X-Band Radar
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Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, appear in the foreground of this perspective view generated from a Landsat satellite image and elevation data from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour.
PIA04961:
Cape Town, South Africa, Perspective View, Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-02 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) captured this false-color composite image of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the surrounding region on Jan. 27, 2010.
PIA12503:
NASA Airborne Radar Captures Its First Images of Post-Quake Haiti
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-16 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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NASA's SeaWinds radar instrument eyed the center of a massive hurricane -- Floyd -- as it ripped past Georgia and the Carolinas Wednesday afternoon, September 15, then marched toward a midnight strike at Cape Fear, North Carolina.
PIA02334:
SeaWinds Radar Stares Into The Eye Of Angry Hurricane Floyd
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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 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The distribution of ocean surface winds over the Atlantic Ocean, based on September 1999 data from NASA's SeaWinds instrument on the QuikScat satellite, shows wind direction, superimposed on the color image indicating wind speed.
PIA02455:
SeaWinds Global Coverage with Detail of Hurricane Floyd
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The figure demonstrates of the capability of the SeaWinds instrument on NASA's QuikScat satellite in monitoring both sea ice and ocean surface wind, thus helping to further our knowledge in wind-ice interaction and its effect on climate change.
PIA02456:
SeaWinds Wind-Ice Interaction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
PIA03892:
Santa Ana Winds Over Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-13 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds instrument on NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) spacecraft captured these near-real-time backscatter images of melting on the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea between October 27 (left) and October 29 (right).
PIA03894:
QuikScat Captures an Early Melt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-08 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Wildfires are a recurring natural hazard faced by Californians. In Santa Barbara County, a wildfire, called the Jesusita fire, ignited on May 5, 2009 in the Cathedral Peak area northwest of Mission Canyon.
PIA12006:
Disaster Management: Rapid Dry-Up of Rainwater on Land Surface Leading to the Santa Barbara Wildfire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-15 Earth Terra
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Chaiten Volcano, Chile continues to erupt after first exploding in May 2008 following about 9,000 years of inactivity. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows vegetation in red. You can clearly see the extent of the plume.
PIA12063:
Volcano Chaiten, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Banks Peninsula, New Zealand was created by volcanic activity in the Miocene epoch about 10 million years ago. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA12062:
Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-20 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Wilkins Ice Shelf, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, experienced multiple disintegration events in 2008.
PIA11991:
Wilkins Ice Shelf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-03 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007.
PIA10244:
Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-22 Earth Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, & Mercury do when viewed from Earth
PIA04531:
Earth and Moon as viewed from Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-01 Earth 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) took this portrait of the Earth and its companion Moon, using the infrared camera, one of two cameras in the instrument.
PIA00559:
The Earth and Moon As Seen by 2001 Mars Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Americas.
PIA12132:
Global Gravity: North and South America
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-15 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment and shows variations in the gravity field across the Asia and Australia.
PIA12133:
Global Gravity: Asia and Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-17 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This visualization of a gravity model was created with data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and shows variations in Earth’s gravity field.
PIA12146:
GRACE Global Gravity Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this Aug. 30 image of smoke plumes from the Station and other wildfires burning throughout Southern California.
PIA12190:
Smoke from Station Fire Blankets Southern California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-01 Earth UAVSAR
L-Band UAVSAR
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JPL's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar collected this composite radar image around Québec City, Canada, during an 11-day campaign to study the structure of temperate and boreal forests.
PIA12189:
UAVSAR Radar Imagery of Boreal Forests Around Quebec City, Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
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Why does Fargo flood? The Red River of the North, which forms the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, has a long history of severe floods. Major floods include those of 1826, 1897, 1950, 1997, and now 2009.
PIA11964:
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-15 Earth Terra
ASTER
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JPL's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this simulated natural color image of the Station fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
PIA12199:
Station Fire Burns in the San Gabriel Mountains Above Los Angeles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-04-11 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Great Barrier Reef extends for 2,000 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It is not a single reef, but a vast maze of reefs, passages, and coral cays (islands that are part of the reef).
PIA03401:
Australia's Great Barrier Reef
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
PIA03893:
Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-08 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Rub' al Khali, one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula; it includes parts of Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
PIA11084:
Rub' al Khali, Arabia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of Savai’i and Upolu, the two large islands of the Independent State of Samoa, is well shown in this color-coded perspective view from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA11966:
Independent State of Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-27 Earth GRACE
K-Band Ranging System
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This map shows changes in ocean bottom pressure measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
PIA12188:
New Look at Gravity Data Sheds Light on Ocean and Climate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
PIA11965:
American Samoa, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-28 Earth Terra
ASTER
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In this image, taken by NASA's Terra spacecraft, six marine clusters represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia.
PIA12502:
Lagoons of New Caledonia
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