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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-02 Earth Terra
ASTER
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image of an eruption from Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The background image was acquired July 16, 2018, and the thermal image on November 1, 2018.
PIA22755:
NASA's ASTER Captures Piton de la Fournaise Eruption
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Carajas Mine, the largest open-pit iron ore mine in the world. It is located in the state of Para, northern Brazil.
PIA22861:
Carajas Mine, Brazil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-03 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on Nov. 24, 2018, following a recent eruption.
PIA22820:
NASA's ASTER Captures Lava Flow, Ash from Guatemala Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-04 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Saint Croix, a district of the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean Sea.
PIA22894:
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-13 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the 2018 Kilauea, Hawaii eruption that began in May on Kilauea's East Rift Zone.
PIA22899:
2018 Kilauea East Rift Zone Eruption
Full Resolution:     TIFF (6.123 MB)     JPEG (272.4 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-21 Earth Terra
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This mosaic was created from thumbnail browse images of data from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
PIA22979:
ASTER Global Mosaic
Full Resolution:     TIFF (7.881 MB)     JPEG (746.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-08 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the largest building in the world located at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington.
PIA23000:
Boeing Plant, Everett WA
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.63 MB)     JPEG (147.1 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image on Dec. 22, 2018, of Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano which erupted and partially collapsed.
PIA22821:
ASTER Images Post-eruption Anak Krakatau Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Severnaya Zemlya, an archipelago in the Russian high Arctic. It was first charted in 1930.
PIA23018:
October Revolution Island, Russia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (28.69 MB)     JPEG (1.255 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the after image, acquired Feb. 1, 2019, of a dam burst at a Brazilian iron ore mine.
PIA22824:
NASA's ASTER Shows Brazilian City After Dam Disaster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Luxor, a city in Upper Egypt, along the Nile. It is the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Waset, known to the Greeks as Thebes.
PIA23060:
Luxor, Egypt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-21 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Potrillo volcanic field, located on the Rio Grande Rift in southern New Mexico.
PIA23065:
Potrillo Volcanic Field, New Mexico
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-14 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Atlantic Ocean Road, an 8.3 kilometer road that runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averoy in More of Romsdal, Norway.
PIA23096:
Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-28 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake Karakul in northeast Tajikistan, a hypersaline lake with no external drainage, receiving less than 3 cm precipitation per year.
PIA23102:
Lake Karakul, Tajikistan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-12 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft obtained this ASTER image on April 10, 2019, of Peru's Sabancaya stratovolcano.
PIA23143:
NASA's ASTER Images Sabancaya Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-15 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the Tierra Del Fuego archipelago of Southern Chile.
PIA23118:
Cape Horn, Chile
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows on the border between Mongolia and China, southward draining ephemeral streams have carved a series of parallel channels.
PIA23196:
Alluvial Fan, China and Mongolia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-23 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Lake St. Clair connects Lake Huron, via the St. Clair River, to Lake Erie, via the Detroit River.
PIA23234:
Lake St. Clair, US and Canada
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-06 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows new fissure vents opened on the New Southeast Crater of Mt. Etna, Italy, during the most recent eruption which began May 30, 2019.
PIA23235:
Mt. Etna, Italy June 4, 2019
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-24 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Chennai, India's four major reservoirs have virtually run dry. The city has seen no rain for over six months.
PIA23300:
Chennai, India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Raikoke volcanic island, near the center of the Kuril Islands in the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwest Pacific Ocean.
PIA23326:
Raikoke Island, Kuril Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-17 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Panguna copper ore deposit, discovered in 1969 in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
PIA23338:
Panguna Copper Deposit, Papua New Guinea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-07 Earth Terra
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NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the top of Mauna Kea Volcano, Big Island of Hawaii, where the Mauna Kea Observatories, with thirteen telescopes, are located.
PIA23339:
Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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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.
PIA03371:
Perspective View, Mt. Etna, Italy
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-01 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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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 2000-08-10 Earth Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Terra
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C-Band Interferometric Radar
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This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Mount Oyama, an 820-meter-high (2,700 feet) volcano on the island of Miyake-Jima, Japan.
PIA02771:
ASTER-SRTM Perspective of Mount Oyama Volcano, Miyake-Jima Island, Japan
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.26 MB)     JPEG (101 kB)
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 2012-10-01 Earth Terra
ASTER
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This still from an animation shows, in exaggerated terms, how the surface of the southern Central Valley of California deformed from the period 2007 to 2011.
PIA16293:
InSAR Measurements of Subsidence in California's Central Valley (June 2007--December 2010) Animation Icon
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.767 MB)     JPEG (81.67 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-14 Earth Terra
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On Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image swath over Hurricane Florence as the storm headed for the Eastern seaboard and the Carolinas.
PIA22651:
Hurricane Florence Swath seen by NASA Spacecraft
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.219 MB)     JPEG (125.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image from ESA's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13975:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake (Google Overlay)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-01 Earth Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
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This radar image, called a coseismic interferogram, using satellite data from the European Space Agency's Envisat depicts ground displacements resulting from the March 11, 2011, magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan.
PIA13976:
Satellite Radar Measures Tohoku, Japan Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-25 Earth Envisat
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake devastated the small city of Bam in southeast Iran on December 26, 2003. The two images from ESA's Envisat show similar measures of the radar interferometric correlation in grayscale on the left and in false colors on the right.
PIA06311:
Bam, Iran, Radar Interferometry -- Earthquake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-27 Earth AVIRIS
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This image from NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument (AVIRIS) was collected on May 17, 2010, over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill disaster. In the image, crude oil on the surface appears orange to brown.
PIA13167:
NASA's AVIRIS Aids in Gulf Oil Spill Response
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-09 Earth AVIRIS
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NASA's AVIRIS spectral map of the 2013 Rim fire in and near Yosemite National Park, California.
PIA19361:
NASA's AVIRIS Map shows Spectral Signature of 2013 Rim Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
PIA20717:
California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Mapped by NASA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-08 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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NASA's ER-2 aircraft flew over the wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5, 2017 and acquired these images of active fires visible in red, ground surfaces in green and smoke in blue.
PIA11243:
NASA's AVIRIS Instrument Sheds New Light on Southern California Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-15 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
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NASA's Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument onboard an ER-2 aircraft observed wildfires burning in Southern California on Dec. 5-7, 2017.
PIA22194:
Multiple Aspects of the Southern California Wildfires as Seen by NASA's AVIRIS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-14 Earth Earth Observing System (EOS)
AVIRIS
Hyperion Hyperspectral Imager
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Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by NASA's AVIRIS and Hyperion instruments on NASA satellites in low-Earth orbit.
PIA20716:
A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-04-15 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This is a combined radar and topography image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar of an area along the Missouri River that experienced severe flooding and levee failure in the summer of 1993.
PIA01806:
Space Radar Image of Missouri River - TOPSAR
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.212 MB)     JPEG (780.9 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in August, 2000, shows the western end of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02853:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in August, 2000, shows most of the northern coast of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa.
PIA02854:
Upolu Island, Western Samoa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-07 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001, shows the Altamaha River Delta in the Georgia Sea Islands.
PIA03157:
Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03507:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a perspective view acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001, is of Umnak Island, one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The active Okmok volcano appears in the center of the island.
PIA03508:
Perspective View of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image is a shaded relief mosaic of Umnak Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001.
PIA03509:
Shaded Relief Mosaic of Umnak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001.
PIA03510:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#1)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This perspective view shows the caldera of the Okmok volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2001.
PIA03511:
Perspective View of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (#2)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (511.1 kB)     JPEG (149.9 kB)
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, shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03512:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillippines - Perspective View
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.938 MB)     JPEG (172.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This comparison image, acquired by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar on November, 1996 and September, 2000, shows the effects of the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
PIA03513:
Mt. Pinatubo, Phillipines - Comparison of November, 1996 and September, 2000
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.403 MB)     JPEG (366.2 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar 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 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2002, shows the Old Khmer Road (Inrdratataka-Bakheng causeway) in Cambodia.
PIA03867:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Old Khmer Road, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (1.356 MB)     JPEG (127.8 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2002, shows Lovea, Cambodia.
PIA03868:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Lovea, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.777 MB)     JPEG (360.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2002, shows Hariharalaya, the ancient 9th Century A.D. capitol of the Khmer in Cambodia in the upper center portion.
PIA03869:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Hariharalaya, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.778 MB)     JPEG (440.6 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2002, shows Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia.
PIA03870:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Ancharn Kuy, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (2.476 MB)     JPEG (312.7 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-11 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This radar image, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2002, shows Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia.
PIA03871:
Radar Image with Color as Height, Nokor Pheas Trapeng, Cambodia
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.296 MB)     JPEG (1.12 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-25 Earth Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR)
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This sequence of three images in northern Colorado, taken by NASA's Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in 2002, shows Fraser, Colorado, before snowfall, the morning after snow, and after the snow melted.
PIA04266:
Fraser, Colorado
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-21 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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The cold pool of water in the Pacific known as 'La Nina' is beginning to fade, but ocean conditions have not returned to normal, according to scientists studying images from the U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00031:
TOPEX El Niņo/La Niņa -La Niņa Begins to Fade, April 7, 1999
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-03-28 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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Data taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending March 9, 2001, show that above-normal sea-surface heights and warmer ocean temp. (red and white areas) still blanket the far-western tropical Pacific and much of the north (and south) mid-Pacific.
PIA00556:
Warm Ocean Temperatures Blanket the Far-Western Pacific
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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These four views of the Pacific Ocean were produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA00734:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - March thru June, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA00735:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - June 25, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA00736:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch- September 20, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00741:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - October 3, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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These images of the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia were produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00742:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Indonesia Area, December, 1996 and August, 1997
Full Resolution:     TIFF (3.323 MB)     JPEG (282.5 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1998-04-02 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA00837:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo Warm Water Pool Returns to Near Normal State, Mar, 14, 1998
Full Resolution:     TIFF (5.839 MB)     JPEG (585.3 kB)
Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-30 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite.
PIA01053:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - October 23, 1997
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-20 Earth TOPEX/Poseidon
Altimeter
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by the U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Nov. 10, 1997.
PIA01085:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Warm Water Pool is Increasing, Nov. 10, 1997
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S./French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on Dec. 1, 1997.
PIA01099:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - "Double Peak" Pattern Complete, Dec, 1, 1997
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01140:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo Rhythm, Dec, 10, 1997
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01164:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo Warm Water Pool Decreasing, Jan, 08, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01448:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Warm Water Pool is Thinning, Feb, 5, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01449:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Satellite shows El Niņo-related Sea Surface Height, Mar, 14, 1998
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This series of six images shows the evolution of atmospheric water vapor over the Pacific Ocean during the 1998 El Niņo condition.
PIA01450:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Moisture in the Atmosphere, Jan & Feb, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA01451:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo is Still Lingering in the Pacific May 3, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite showing sea-surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on June 14, 1998.
PIA01453:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - El Niņo in Retreat, Pacific in Transition, June 14, 1998
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Height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. The image shows sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on July 11, 1998; sea surface height is an indicator of the heat content of the ocean.
PIA01461:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Satellite shows Pacific Stabilizing, July 11, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite showing sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on August 13, 1998.
PIA01473:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Little Change in Pacific, August 13, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite showing sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on September 12, 1998.
PIA01474:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Satellite Shows Pacific Running Hot and Cold, September 12, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite showing sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on November 8, 1998.
PIA01497:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa looks "frozen" in Pacific, November 8, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite showing sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on November 29, 1998.
PIA01498:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Topex/Poseidon Shows Unusual Pacific, November 29, 1998
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This image of the Pacific Ocean was produced using sea-surface height measurements taken by NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite showng sea surface height relative to normal ocean conditions on January 17, 1999.
PIA01525:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Weakening, January 17, 1999
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The cold pool of water in the Pacific known as La Niņa is seen by data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite. Very large, unusual area of higher or warmer water (shown here in red and white) appear in the western Pacific Ocean.
PIA01526:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Hangs On, February 27, 1999
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Sea surface height measurements from NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite show that the sea level and temperature of the entire Pacific was 'out of balance,' including a large area of abnormally cool water along the west coast of North America.
PIA01528:
TOPEX El Niņo/La Niņa - Entire Pacific is out of Whack, April 7, 1999
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Lingering in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the La Niņa phenomenon, with its large volume of chilly water, barely had a pulse June 18, 1999, according to satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA01586:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Barely Has a Pulse, June 18, 1999
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The North Pacific Ocean ran hot and cold, with abnormally low sea levels and cool waters in the northeastern Pacific contrasting with unusually high sea levels and warm waters in the northwestern Pacific shown by data from NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA02403:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Pacific Ocean Conditions are Split: Cold in East, Hot in West, July 27, 1999
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Mild La Niņa conditions -- with a stormy winter in the Pacific Northwest and a dry winter in the southwestern United States -- will be the likely outcome of sea-surface heights observed by NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite in 1999.
PIA02436:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Conditions Likely to Prevail, October 10, 1999
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Unusually warm ocean temperatures off Asia and cool waters in the eastern and equatorial Pacific signaled La Niņa's mild return, according to sea-surface heights observed by the joint NASA-French space agency's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.
PIA02437:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Mild La Niņa Conditions Developing, November 12, 1999
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A giant horseshoe pattern of higher than normal sea-surface heights developed in 1998 and began to dominate the entire western Pacific and Asiatic oceans according to NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon satellite in 1999.
PIA02448:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Persistence May be Part of Larger Climate Pattern, January 8, 2000
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NASA's TOPEX/Poseidon data, collected over a 10-day sampling cycle from March 1 to 11, 2000, showed a La Niņa condition with sea surface heights reflecting unusual patterns of heat storage in the ocean.
PIA02460:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - La Niņa Still a "cool" Problem Child, March 23, 2000
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After dominating the tropical Pacific Ocean for more than two years, the 1998-2000 La Niņa 'cool pool' is continuing its slow fade and seems to be retiring from the climate stage, according to satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
PIA02935:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Strong, Long-lasting La Niņa Just Fading Away, June 19, 2000
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After three years of El Niņo and La Niņa, the Pacific finally calmed down in the tropics but still showed signs of being abnormal elsewhere, according to the satellite data from NASA's U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission in 2000.
PIA02969:
TOPEX/El Niņo Watch - Los Niņos may be Gone, But Pacific Pattern Remains August 14, 2000
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These data, taken taken by NASA's Topex/Poseidon satellite during August, 2001, showed that above-normal sea-surface heights and warmer ocean temperatures still blanketed the far-western tropical Pacific and much of the north (and south) mid-Pacific.
PIA03457:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Still Rules in Pacific; No Niņo Anytime Soon
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Like fall and winter of 2000, 2001 NASA's Topex/Poseidon satellite data showed that the Pacific ocean continued to be dominated by the strong Pacific Decadal Oscillation, which is larger than the El Niņo/La Niņa pattern.
PIA03460:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation
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The Pacific Ocean doesn't show signs of anything that looks like the whopper El Niņo of 1997-1998, according to information from NASA's U.S.-French ocean-observing satellite Topex/Poseidon.
PIA03850:
Pacific Ocean in Holding Pattern for El Niņo
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NASA's Topex/Poseidon image of sea-surface heights was taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending August 7, 2002. There had been a series of warm Kelvin waves--eastward-moving ocean waves that cross the equatorial Pacific
PIA03855:
Watching for the Next El Niņo
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The latest image from NASA's Jason oceanography satellite, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending December 2, 2002, shows the Pacific dominated by two significant areas of higher-than-normal sea level (warmer ocean temperatures).
PIA03889:
El Niņo Continues to Grow
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NASA's Jason oceanography satellite took a 10-day data collection in 2003, indicating that near-equatorial ocean had been very quiet, although sea levels and sea-surface temperatures were near normal or slightly warmer.
PIA04622:
Where is La Niņa?
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This image from NASA's Jason-1 is a global map of sea surface height of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The image represents data collected and composited over a 10-day period, ending on Nov. 3, 2003.
PIA04878:
A Mostly Quiet Pacific
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The image from NASA's Jason satellite show that the equatorial Pacific sea surface levels are higher, indicating warmer sea surface temperatures in the central and west Pacific Ocean on Jan. 23, 2004.
PIA05071:
Pacific Dictates Droughts and Drenchings
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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 showed that Pacific equatorial surface ocean heights and temperatures were near neutral.
PIA06380:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 15, 2004)
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Recent sea level height data from NASA's U.S./France Jason altimetric satellite during a 10-day cycle ending June 27, 2004 shows that Pacific equatorial surface ocean heights and temperatures are near neutral.
PIA06381:
Pacific Decadal Oscillation Influences Drought (June 27, 2004)
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