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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The 5000 meter (16,000 feet) high Tibetan Plateau has been formed by the collision of the Indian subcontinent with central Asia.
PIA04969:
Western Tibet, Shaded Relief with Color as Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (104.1 MB)     JPEG (8.565 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (114.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-13 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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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)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.433 MB)     JPEG (115.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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Large lightning-induced fires were active in Alaska and the Yukon Territory from mid-June to mid-July, 2004 as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04363:
Smoke Signals from the Alaska and Yukon Fires
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.759 MB)     JPEG (912.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-04 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending July 27, 2004, show weaker than normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered an eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA06751:
Warm Pacific Water Wave Heads East, But No El Niño Yet
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.438 MB)     JPEG (110.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-08-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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A look at smoke from the Chisholm forest fire, which ignited on May 23, 2001 about 160 kilometers north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04365:
Smoke Soars to Stratospheric Heights
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.566 MB)     JPEG (395.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-01 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views of the Russian Arctic were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 11, 2004, when the brief arctic summer had transformed the frozen tundra and the thousands of lakes, channels, and rivers of the Lena Delta into a fertile wetland.
PIA04366:
A Summer View of Russia's Lena Delta and Olenek
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.55 MB)     JPEG (608.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-03 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The very low topography of southern Florida is evident in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA06666:
Southern Florida, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (65.04 MB)     JPEG (5.819 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-14 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images and cloud-top height retrievals of Hurricane Frances on September 4, 2004, when the eye sat just off the coast of eastern Florida, and Hurricane Ivan on September 5th.
PIA04367:
Cloud Height Maps for Hurricanes Frances and Ivan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.952 MB)     JPEG (578.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-15 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The topography of the Gulf Coast states is well shown in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
PIA06667:
Gulf Coast, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (236.5 MB)     JPEG (26.54 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-22 Earth Terra
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Interstate 10 across Pensacola Bay, Florida was severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on September 21, 2004.
PIA06873:
Damage by Hurricane Ivan over Pensacola Bay, Florida
Full Resolution:     TIFF (723.5 kB)     JPEG (42.85 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-29 Earth Terra
MISR
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These visualizations of Hurricane Jeanne on September 24, 2004 were captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft after the hurricane caused widespread destruction on Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
PIA04368:
Hurricane Jeanne Cloud Height and Motion
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.71 MB)     JPEG (2.156 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Mount Saint Helens is a prime example of how Earth's topographic form can greatly change even within our lifetimes.
PIA06668:
Mount Saint Helens, Washington, USA,
SRTM Perspective: Shaded Relief and Colored Height

Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.69 MB)     JPEG (580.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-02 Earth Terra
MISR
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In the Arabian Sea, sunlight and nutrients has fueled a startling occurrence of colorful phytoplankton and bacterial assemblages, which is captured in these natural color images from NASA's Terra spacecraft October 2, 2004.
PIA04369:
Red Plankton in the Arabian Sea
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.416 MB)     JPEG (118.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-10-27 Earth Terra
MISR
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Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #20 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04370:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz # 20:
Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-11-10 Earth Terra
MISR
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Heavy rainfall in southern Africa between December 2003 and April 2004 provided central Zambia with floodwaters needed to support the diverse uses of water within the Kafue Flats area as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04371:
Floodwaters Renew Zambia's Kafue Wetland
Full Resolution:     TIFF (8.518 MB)     JPEG (716.8 kB)
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?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.575 MB)     JPEG (116.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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Australia is the world's smallest, flattest, and (after Antarctica) driest continent, but at 7.7 million square kilometers (3.0 million square miles) it is also the sixth largest country.
PIA06665:
Australia, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (38.46 MB)     JPEG (3.481 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-09 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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This image, produced from data collected by the SeaWinds scatterometer instrument onboard NASA's QuikScat mission reveals the details of the surface winds and rain in Typhoon Nanmadol as it moves westward.
PIA07100:
Typhoon Nanmadol
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.539 MB)     JPEG (1.741 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2004-12-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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New Zealand straddles the juncture of the Indo-Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, two of Earth's major crustal plates.
PIA06662:
New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.15 MB)     JPEG (1.272 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Alpine fault runs parallel to, and just inland of, much of the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. This view was created from the near-global digital elevation model produced by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06661:
Alpine Fault, New Zealand, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.84 MB)     JPEG (1.473 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The Davenport Ranges of central Australia have been inferred to be among the oldest persisting landforms on Earth, founded on the belief that the interior of Australia has been tectonically stable for at least 700 million years.
PIA06663:
Davenport Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia, SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.79 MB)     JPEG (608.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-06 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Spaceborne Imaging Radar
C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar
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Australia is the only continent without any current volcanic activity, but it hosts one of the world's largest extinct volcanoes, the Tweed Volcano. Rock dating methods indicate that eruptions here lasted about three million years.
PIA06664:
Tweed Extinct Volcano, Australia, Stereo Pair of SRTM Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.368 MB)     JPEG (254.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Jason-1
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Displayed in blue color is the height of sea surface (shown in blue) measured by NASA's Jason satellite two hours after the initial magnitude 9 earthquake hit the region (shown in red) southwest of Sumatra on December 26, 2004.
PIA07219:
NASA/French Satellite Data Reveal New Details of Tsunami
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.269 MB)     JPEG (280 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Terra
MISR
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On 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. These views were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04372:
Breaking Tsunami Waves along India's Eastern Coast Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.174 MB)     JPEG (100.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-12 Earth Terra
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The island of Phuket on the Indian Ocean coast of Thailand is a major tourist destination and was also in the path of the tsunami that washed ashore on December 26, 2004. Images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA07227:
New NASA Imagery Sheds Additional Perspectives on Tsunami
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.294 MB)     JPEG (481.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Interferometric Radar
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The topography of the island nation of Sri Lanka is well shown in this color-coded shaded relief map generated with digital elevation data from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
PIA06670:
Sri Lanka, Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.95 MB)     JPEG (3.425 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-14 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
ASTER
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Indian Ocean coastline north of Phuket, Thailand is a major tourist destination that was in the path of the tsunami produced by a giant offshore earthquake on December 26, 2004.
PIA06671:
Tsunami Inundation, North of Phuket, Thailand
ASTER Images and SRTM Elevation Model

Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.98 MB)     JPEG (737.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Earth Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This color picture of the Ross Ice Shelf , Antarctica was taken NASA's Galileo camera about 6:20 p.m. PST on December 8, 1990.
PIA00074:
Antarctica - Ross Ice Shelf
Full Resolution:     TIFF (657.6 kB)     JPEG (28.73 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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The initial tsunami waves resulting from the undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on 26 December 2004 off the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04373:
Deep Ocean Tsunami Waves off the Sri Lankan Coast
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.162 MB)     JPEG (260.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-02-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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These 19 global panels show the %-year seasonal-average distribution of atmospheric aerosol amount across Africa and the Atlantic Ocean from data captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04374:
Five Years of MISR Global Aerosol Observations
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.641 MB)     JPEG (369.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-03 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikScat satellite collected the data used to create this colorful image of Cyclone Olaf churning in the South Pacific on February 16, 2005.
PIA07415:
Cyclones in the Pacific
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.757 MB)     JPEG (792.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-09 Earth Terra
MISR
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Actinae, or radial symmetry, is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #21 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04375:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #21:
ACTINAE

Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.61 MB)     JPEG (257.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-14 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending February 22, 2005, show that the central equatorial Pacific continues to exhibit an area of higher-than-normal sea surface heights.
PIA07456:
El Niño: The Weak, Getting Weaker
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.554 MB)     JPEG (116.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-16 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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The island of Ireland comprises a large central lowland of limestone with a relief of hills surrounded by a discontinuous border of coastal mountains which vary greatly in geological structure.
PIA06672:
Ireland, Shaded Relief and Colored Height
Full Resolution:     TIFF (96.97 MB)     JPEG (6.802 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-18 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This NASA's Terra satellite image of Mount St. Helens was captured one week after the March 8, 2005 ash and steam eruption, the latest activity since the volcano's reawakening in September 2004.
PIA07478:
Mount St. Helens
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.988 MB)     JPEG (598.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-23 Earth Terra
MISR
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Data from a portion of the imagery acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft during 2000-2002 were combined to create this cloud-free natural-color mosaic of southwestern Europe and northwestern Morocco and Algeria.
PIA04376:
Where Europe meets Africa
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.048 MB)     JPEG (286.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-13 Earth Terra
MISR
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As it passed over Antarctica on December 16, 2004, NASA's Terra satellite captured this image showing a wavy pattern in a field of white.
PIA04377:
Waves on White: Ice or Clouds?
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.6 MB)     JPEG (292.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-04 Earth Terra
MISR
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Seasonal changes in Earth's surface albedo over a 5-year period are seen in these image summary maps from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04378:
Seasonal Changes in Earth's Surface Albedo
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.485 MB)     JPEG (291.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-18 Earth Terra
MISR
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Despite good rainfall and record-setting snowstorms in the spring of 2005, most of northeastern Wyoming, the Black Hills, and western South Dakota remained in the midst of a severe drought. These images are from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04379:
Drought in the Black Hills
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.06 MB)     JPEG (368.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-08 Earth Terra
MISR
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The lowlands of Lombardy and Piedmont in northwest Italy are some of the most highly developed irrigation areas in the world. These views of the region were acquired on May 8, 2005, by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04380:
Rice Cultivation in Northwest Italy
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.212 MB)     JPEG (217.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-22 Earth Terra
MISR
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The Ganges Plain is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #22 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04381:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #22: Ganges Plain
Full Resolution:     TIFF (4.107 MB)     JPEG (295.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Typhoon Haitang is shown here churning steadily towards Taiwan and China. This image shows the storm's swirling wind patterns as observed by NASA's QuikScat satellite on July 14, 2005, at 19:19 UTC (14:19 Eastern Daylight Time).
PIA07968:
Super Typhoon Haitang
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.536 MB)     JPEG (636.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-18 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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When NASA's Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) captured this image on July 13, 2005, Emily was just a few hours away from becoming a hurricane.
PIA07969:
Hurricane Emily
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.266 MB)     JPEG (561 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-25 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Tropical Storm Katrina is shown here as observed by NASA's QuikScatsatellite on August 25, 2005, at 08:37 UTC (4:37 a.m. in Florida). At this time, the storm had 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour; 43 knots) sustained winds.
PIA07432:
Tropical Storm Katrina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.939 MB)     JPEG (229.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-28 Earth Terra
MISR
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This image, captured by NASA's Terra satellite on July 20, 2005, shows the dust cloud just off the west coast of Africa near Mauritania and Senegal.
PIA03539:
Saharan Dust Cloud Sails Toward U.S.
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.18 MB)     JPEG (208.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-03 Earth Terra
MISR
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How precisely do the size of the aerosol particles comprising the dust that obscured the Red Sea on July 26, 2005? This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04382:
The Size of Dust and Smoke
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.968 MB)     JPEG (230.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the NASA spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of color and ultraviolet images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04159:
Calibration Image of Earth by Mars Color Imager
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-22 Earth Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Three days after the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Aug. 12, 2005, launch, the spacecraft was pointed toward Earth and the Mars Color Imager camera was powered up to acquire a suite of images of Earth and the Moon.
PIA04160:
Calibration View of Earth and the Moon by Mars Color Imager Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (56.29 kB)     JPEG (1.314 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04174:
New Orleans Topography, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (22.67 MB)     JPEG (1.437 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height
PIA04175:
Mississippi Delta, Radar Image with Colored Height Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.15 MB)     JPEG (781.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-29 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Nearly the whole of the Gulf of Mexico was churning with the powerful winds and rains of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005, when NASA's QuikScat satellite captured this image.
PIA04176:
Hurricane Katrina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.849 MB)     JPEG (446.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Earth Terra
MISR
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This anaglyph from the MISR instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the strong convective development of Hurricane Katrina as it moved west through the Gulf of Mexico. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04383:
The Roiling Clouds of Katrina Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.55 MB)     JPEG (525 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-07 Earth Terra
MISR
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On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, NASA's Terra spacecraft retrieved cloud-top heights and cloud-tracked wind velocities for Tropical Storm Katrina, as the center of the storm was situated over the Tennessee Valley.
PIA04384:
Cloud Spirals and Outflow in Tropical Storm Katrina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.652 MB)     JPEG (452.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Terra
MISR
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These views of the Louisiana and Mississippi regions were acquired before and one day after Katrina made landfall along the Gulf of Mexico coast. The images were acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on August 14 and August 30, 2005.
PIA04385:
Flooding in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Full Resolution:     TIFF (13.76 MB)     JPEG (1.053 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-21 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06428:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 21, 2005)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.322 MB)     JPEG (304.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-14 Earth Terra
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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 2005-09-22 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Imaging Radar
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Hurricane Rita Track<br />Radar Image with Topographic Overlay
PIA06674:
Hurricane Rita Track
Radar Image with Topographic Overlay
Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (16.57 MB)     JPEG (452.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-22 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico, with the Florida peninsula on the right and the Texas-Mexico Gulf Coast on the left, is based on altimeter data from four satellites including NASA’s Topex/Poseidon and Jason.
PIA06427:
Rita Roars Through a Warm Gulf (September 22, 2005)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.581 MB)     JPEG (106.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-26 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential (TCHP) field in the Gulf of Mexico during September 22, 2005. The path of Hurricane Rita is indicated with circles spaced every 3 hours with their size and color representing intensity (see legend).
PIA06342:
NASA Data Helps Track Heat Potential Fueling Rita
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.089 MB)     JPEG (60.83 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth Terra
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This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on Oct. 11, 2005, depicts a 30-kilometer (19-mile) wide region southeast of the epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 Pakistan earthquake, between Muzaffarabad and Uri in the Pir Punjal range of Kashmir.
PIA03028:
Landslide in Kashmir
Full Resolution:     TIFF (10.82 MB)     JPEG (487.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth Terra
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This 3D image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on October 11, 2005 with digital topography from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. It depicts a large landslide which occurred in Kashmir, Pakistan.
PIA03030:
Landslide in Kashmir (3-D Perspective)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (11.42 MB)     JPEG (461.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-12 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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Distribution Patterns of Land
Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
PIA03029:
Distribution Patterns of Land Surface Water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.1 MB)     JPEG (1.148 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-13 Earth Landsat
Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
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New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk
PIA03032:
New Forecast of San Francisco Earthquake Risk Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (9.19 MB)     JPEG (411 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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This sea surface height map of the Gulf of Mexico and the northwestern Caribbean Sea, with the Florida peninsula on the upper right, is based on altimeter data from three satellites including NASA's Jason-1.
PIA03055:
Wilma's Trek Through Warm Caribbean/Gulf Waters
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.322 MB)     JPEG (373.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-21 Earth QuikScat
SeaWinds Scatterometer
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The eye of Hurricane Wilma, a menacing Category 4 storm, approaches the northeastern tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in this October 21 image from NASA's QuikScat satellite, depicting relative wind speeds and direction.
PIA03056:
Wilma's Winds Whip Mexico's Yucatan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-26 Earth Terra
MISR
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this sequence of images and cloud-top height observations for Hurricane Wilma as it progressed across the Caribbean in October 2005.
PIA04386:
Tracking Hurricane Wilma Across the Caribbean
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-09 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Radar
X-Band Radar
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The recently active volcano Mt. Manaro is the dominant feature in this shaded relief image of Ambae Island, part of the Vanuatu archipelago located 1400 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.
PIA06675:
Ambae Island, Vanuatu (South Pacific)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-23 Earth Terra
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Oregon, California is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #23 captured by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04387:
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #23: Oregon, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation shows the return capsule separating from the Stardust
spacecraft.
PIA03245:
Spacecraft -- Capsule Separation (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This video shows images taken through infrared range cameras during a 
recovery simulation at the Utah Test and Training Range on Dec 13, 2005.
Infrared cameras will track the landing.
PIA03247:
Rehearsal: Infrared Views of Landing and Retrieval (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation illustrates the path the Stardust return capsule will follow once it enters Earth's atmosphere.
PIA03248:
Entry, Descent, Landing Animation (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-22 Earth Stardust
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This animation illustrates the orbit path of NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03249:
Spacecraft Trajectory (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-13 Earth Jason-1
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The tropical Pacific Ocean is beginning to exhibit the characteristics of a developing La Niña condition.
PIA03665:
She's Back? La Niña Developing?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-17 Earth Stardust
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The capsule contains cometary and interstellar samples gathered by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.
PIA03669:
Sample Return Capsule
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-25 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
C-Band Imaging Radar
X-Band Radar
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NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), flown aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in February 2000, acquired elevation measurements for nearly all of Earth's landmass between 60°N and 56°S latitudes.
PIA06669:
Crater Highlands, Tanzania
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-02 Earth Terra
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Since last spring, the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has detected increasing volcanic unrest at Augustine Volcano in Cook Inlet, Alaska near Anchorage. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02148:
Augustine Volcano, Cook Inlet, Alaska (January 12, 2006)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-02-02 Earth Terra
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Since last spring, the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has detected increasing volcanic unrest at Augustine Volcano in Cook Inlet, Alaska near Anchorage. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02149:
Augustine Volcano, Cook Inlet, Alaska (January 31, 2006)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-01 Earth Terra
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The magnitude 9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake of December 26, 2004, produced broad regions of uplift and subsidence. In order to define the lateral extent and the downdip limit of rupture. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA02435:
Uplift and Subsidence Associated with the Great Aceh-Andaman Earthquake of 2004
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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In early 2006, a weak La Niña event kept the temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator a little cooler than normal.
PIA08501:
Pacific Climate Calm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-13 Earth Terra
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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 2006-09-06 Earth Terra
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The collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the fires that followed produced a noxious smoke plume, a complex mixture of tiny airborne particles and gases as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA04388:
Smoke Plume Dispersal from the World Trade Center Disaster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Earth Terra
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On Feb. 12, 2010, the 21st Winter Olympic Games opened in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 29, 2008.
PIA12838:
Vancouver Olympic Site Captures a Gold for Natural Grandeur
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-30 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image of the Day fire in Ventura County in Southern California in 2006.
PIA08790:
Day Fire in Ventura County
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-10 Earth Jason-1
Altimeter
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In September 2006, NASA satellite data indicated that El Niño had returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean, although it was relatively weak.
PIA01939:
Jason Satellite Observes Mild El Nino in 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-10-22 Earth Terra
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This simulated true color perspective view over the Grand Canyon is from data acquired on May 12, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01908:
Perspective view over the Grand Canyon, Arizona
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-01 Earth Terra
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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 2006-05-15 Earth Terra
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In many parts of the world, wetlands are being converted to shrimp ponds in order to farm these crustaceans for food and sale. One example is on the west coast of Ecuador, south of Guayaquil. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01911:
Shrimp Farms, Ecuador
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-05 Earth Terra
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On July 9, hundreds of millions of fans worldwide were glued to their television sets watching the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, played in Berlin's Olympic stadium (Olympiastadion). This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01914:
World Cup Final
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-30 Earth Terra
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The highest tides on Earth occur in the Minas Basin, the eastern extremity of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01912:
Bay of Fundy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-19 Earth Terra
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Attu, the westernmost Aleutian island, is nearly 1760 km from the Alaskan mainland and 1200 km northeast of the northernmost of the Japanese Kurile Islands. This image was acquired July 4, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01913:
Attu, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-07-17 Earth Terra
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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 2006-08-02 Earth Terra
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The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth at 418 meters below sea level, and also one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01916:
The Dead Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-11 Earth Terra
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The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5 km-long rail tunnel beneath the English Channel at the Straits of Dover. It connects Dover, Kent in England with Calais, northern France. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01917:
The Channel Tunnel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-01 Earth Terra
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The John F. Kennedy Space Center, America's spaceport, is located along Florida's eastern shore on Cape Canaveral. Established as NASA's Launch Operations Center on July 1, 1962, This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01918:
John F. Kennedy Space Center
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-15 Earth Terra
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The Isthmus of Corinth has played a very important role in the history of Greece. It is the only land bridge between the country's north (Attica) and south (Peloponnese). This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01919:
Corinth Canal, Greece
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-01-19 Earth Terra
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This image of Teshekpuk Lake on Alaska's North Slope, within the National Petroleum Reserve, was acquired on August 15, 2000 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01909:
Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-08 Earth Terra
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The Esperanza fire started on October 26, 2006 in the dry brush near Palm Springs, CA. This image was acquired in 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01900:
Esperanza Fire near Palm Springs, California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-11-09 Earth Terra
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In the South Pacific, south of Late Island along the Tofua volcanic arc in Tonga, a new volcanic island Home Reef is being re-born. This image was acquired October 10, 2006 by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA01899:
Home Reef, South Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-07 Earth Jason-1
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Recent sea-level height data from NASA's Jason-1 altimetric satellite show that continuing weaker-than-normal trade winds in the western and central equatorial Pacific have triggered another strong, eastward moving, warm Kelvin wave.
PIA09038:
Jason Celebrates 5th Anniversary as El Niño Builds, Warm Kelvin Wave Surges Toward South America
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