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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-22 Earth Aqua
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Carbon monoxide from California's wildfire, a visualization created using data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, June-July, 2008.
PIA10973:
Carbon Monoxide from California's Wildfire - a Visualization Created Using Data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Animation Icon
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-14 Earth Aqua
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A series of maps of the transport of carbon monoxide generated by Alaska Fires, July 2004, created by data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11034:
Transport of Carbon Monoxide Generated by Alaska Fires, July 2004 Animation Icon
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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, represented by a blue beam as it sweeps back and forth through the atmosphere down to the surface of the Earth.
PIA11171:
AIRS Collects Data and Creates a Temperature Profile Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-22 Earth Aqua
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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) insturment onboard NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11186:
AIRS Global Distribution of Mid-Tropospheric Carbon Dioxide at 8-13 km Altitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 Earth Aqua
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This image, created with data acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument during July 2008, shows large scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around the Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA11194:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2008
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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 the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA11395:
AIRS Carbon Dioxide with Mauna Loa Carbon Dioxide Overlaid
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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
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-30 Earth Aqua
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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
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-04 Earth Aqua
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Carbon monoxide in the smoke from the Station fire was lofted high into the atmosphere, where it was observed by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA12195:
Concentration and Transport of Carbon Monoxide from the California Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Earth Aqua
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A major dust storm moved across the eastern and northeastern regions of Australia on Sept. 23, 2009, out towards the Pacific as seen the by Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA12239:
Australia's Red Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 Earth Aqua
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Created with data acquired by JPL's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument during July 2009 this image shows large-scale patterns of carbon dioxide concentrations that are transported around Earth by the general circulation of the atmosphere.
PIA12339:
Global Carbon Dioxide Transport from AIRS Data, July 2009
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the volcano on April 15, capturing this image of the ash plume. The image shows the ash cloud being carried over the Shetland Islands and onward to Europe.
PIA13041:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Ash Cloud from Icelandic Volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-17 Earth Aqua
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Images made with data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite, show sulfur dioxide released from the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallaj÷kull.
PIA13142:
Sulfur Dioxide in Iceland's Eyjafjallaj÷kull Volcanic Cloud as seen by AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-19 Earth Aqua
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This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows how surface emissivity -- how efficiently Earth's surface radiates heat -- changed in several regions of Pakistan over a 32-day period between July 11 (pre-flood) and August 12 (post-flood).
PIA13342:
NASA's AIRS Detects Extent of Pakistan Flooding
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-03 Earth Aqua
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Powerful Tropical Cyclone Yasi's fury rakes Northeastern Australia in February, 2011, as seen by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA13836:
Yasi's Fury Rakes Northeastern Australia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Earth Aqua
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This visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite Jan. 31 shows thickening clouds along a developing intense front in the plains and Midwestern states that will produce excessive snow, freezing rain, sleet, and wind in those areas.
PIA13831:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Captures Data on Monster Winter Storm Affecting 30 States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-02 Earth Aqua
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Shown here is the latest infrared image of Yasi from NASA's Aqua satellite, taken on Feb. 1, 2011. A distinct eye is visible, and the outer bands of the storm can be seen nearing the Australian coast.
PIA13834:
Monster Cyclone Yasi Eyes Australia in NASA Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-04 Earth Aqua
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Yasi on Feb. 2, 2011 as the storm passed over Australia's Great Dividing Range.
PIA13838:
Tropical Cyclone Yasi Spins Through Australia's Interior
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-18 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the storms on April 16, 2011 showing very cold, high cloud tops of the strong thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes in North Carolina and Virginia.
PIA14042:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Images April 16, 2011 Severe Storm/Tornado Outbreak
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-28 Earth Aqua
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The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite sees sulfur dioxide plume from Iceland's GrÝmsvötn Volcano when it erupted May, 2011.
PIA14173:
NASA's AIRS Sees Sulfur Dioxide Plume from Iceland's Grímsvötn Volcano Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-26 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft has illustrated surface air and skin temperature for the period from July 16-24, showing movement of a dome of heat across the eastern two-thirds of the country. See More Details for the movies.
PIA14480:
NASA AIRS Movies Show Evolution of U.S. 2011 Heat Wave Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-28 Earth Aqua
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Surface relative humidity anomalies in percent, during July 2011 compared to the average surface relative humidity over the previous eight years, as measured by NASA's Aqua instrument AIRS. The driest areas are shown in oranges and reds.
PIA14488:
NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-29 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft passed over Tropical Storm Don at 8:17 UTC (1:17 a.m. EDT) on July 29, 2011. Texas is experiencing exceptional drought conditions; Tropical Storm Don may bring relief.
PIA14499:
NASA Satellite Tracks Texas-Bound Tropical Storm Don
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-02 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft continues to track the gradual organization of Tropical Storm Emily, as seen in this image taken Aug. 2, 2011 at 1:05 p.m. EDT. At that time, the storm was located about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PIA14515:
NASA Image Shows a Slightly Stronger Emily
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Earth Aqua
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Tropical Storm Emily continues its march toward Hispaniola, which it is expected to reach later on Aug. 3. NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image 1:53 p.m. EDT on Aug. 3, with the storm located south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
PIA14516:
NASA Image Captures Emily's Trek Toward Hispaniola
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-28 Earth Aqua
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This infrared image of Hurricane Irene from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was taken at 2:47 a.m. EDT on Aug. 28. The storm's coldest cloud top temperatures and intense rains are shown in purples and blues.
PIA14743:
NASA Satellite Shows a Mean Irene's Fury
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-29 Earth Aqua
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In this frame from an animation, NASA instruments show the seasonal cycle of vegetation and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
PIA15838:
Effect of Seasonal Vegetation Cycle on Global Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-30 Earth Aqua
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Strong tropical storm Isaac continues to create havoc across the Gulf Coast, from eastern Texas to Florida. This infrared image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft, was acquired at 2:41 p.m. CDT on Aug. 29, 2012.
PIA16113:
A Slow-moving Isaac Brings Flooding to Gulf States
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Earth Aqua
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Early Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy continued inland, moving to the northwest over Pennsylvania. Swaths of infrared measurements taken over two orbits of NASA's Aqua satellite by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder are displayed here.
PIA16434:
Hurricane Sandy Moving Northwest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-29 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of the first of a series of storms approaching the Pacific Northwest at 2141 UTC (1:41 p.m. PST) on Nov. 28, 2012, marking the beginning of an 'atmospheric river' event.
PIA16534:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Captures Start of West Coast Atmospheric River Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
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The quick dry-out of vegetation in Southern California this year is depicted in this pair of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17053:
MODIS Satellite See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
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This graph made with data from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14435:
Concentration of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from Earth's Mid-Troposphere, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
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This plot shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere at various latitudes as measured by NASA's Aqua satellite. The colored lines represent different latitude bands that circle Earth, called 'zones'.
PIA14436:
Zonally Averaged Carbon Dioxide Concentration from Earth's Mid-Troposphere at Different Latitudes, 2002 to 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-22 Earth Aqua
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This map created with data from the AIRS on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, located roughly between 3 to 6 miles (5 to 9 kilometers) in altitude.
PIA14437:
Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Mid-Troposphere, April 2013 Monthly Average
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Aqua
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The plume of carbon monoxide pollution from the Rim Fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park, Calif., shows a three-day running average of daily measurements from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17427:
NASA's Aqua Spacecraft Images Pollution from California's Rim Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Earth Aqua
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This frame from a movie was produced with data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft showing the spread of carbon monoxide pollution across North America from fires in the Western U.S., including the Beaver Creek Fire in Idaho and the Rim Fire in California.
PIA17433:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Sees Spread of Pollution from Western Wildfires Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-29 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft passed over central and southern United States on April 27-29, 2014 capturing this false-color infrared image of the slow-moving low-pressure system that spawned the strong supercell thunderstorms.
PIA18047:
NASA Satellite Spots Severe Weather Outbreak in South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-29 Earth Aqua
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Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA18097:
Hurricane Amanda
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-02 Earth Aqua
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In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, the red areas seen by the MODIS instrument revealed that live fuel moisture had excessively dried up by more than 50 percent prior to the Rim Fire in August 2013.
PIA18795:
2013 Yosemite Fire Assessed by NASA Satellite Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-07 Earth Aqua
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This frame from a movie shows alternating day and nighttime views of the plume of sulfur dioxide gas emitted by Calbuco, as observed by NASA's AIRS instrument onbpard NASA's Aqua spacecraft, from April 22 to May 4, 2015.
PIA19385:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Tracks Transport of Sulfur Dioxide from Chilean Volcanic Eruption (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Earth Aqua
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Visualization of the formation and evolution of the Antarctic Vortex (ozone hole) over the South Pole from Sept. 1 to Dec. 4, 2014, created using data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
PIA20664:
Ozone Hole Formation Over South Pole Observed by NASA's AIRS Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-06 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua spacecraft spied Hurricane Matthew, currently an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, continues to bear down on the southeastern United States.
PIA21092:
A Look at Hurricane Matthew from NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-14 Earth Aqua
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NASA's CloudSat satellite completed an eye overpass of Hurricane Nicole on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:55 a.m. PDT (17:55 UTC) as the storm was moving toward Bermuda.
PIA21098:
NASA's CloudSat Looks Hurricane Nicole in the Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-13 Earth Aqua
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A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rains, heavy snowfall and flooding to California this week is highlighted in this movie frame created with satellite data from the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA21209:
Series of Storms Battering California Tracked by NASA's AIRS Instrument Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-28 Earth Aqua
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In the false-color image, acquired at 2:29 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2017, NASA's Aqua satellite shows a large area of dark blue and purple centered along the southeastern Texas coast denotes the coldest cloud top temperatures and strongest thunderstorms.
PIA21885:
Tropical Storm Harvey Parked Over Southeast Texas Shown by Latest NASA AIRS Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-05 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Aqua satellite shows what Hurricane Irma looked like when Aqua passed overhead just before 1 p.m. local time on Sept. 5, 2017.
PIA21941:
New NASA Infrared Image of Irma Shows an Angry Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Earth Aqua
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The large-scale structure of clouds in and around Hurricane Irma is seen in this image created with data AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. The clouds are typical of tropical areas both nearby and away from tropical cyclones.
PIA21950:
Hurricane Irma's Cloud Structure as Seen by NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-19 Earth Aqua
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When the polar vortex dips south it often makes headlines. This map created by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite shows warmer-than-normal temperatures colored in red and below average temperatures colored in blue.
PIA22344:
The Other Side of the Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-14 Earth Aqua
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This image is one of a series showing carbon monoxide (in orange/red) from California's massive wildfires drifting east across the U.S. between July 30 and August 7, 2018.
PIA22492:
Carbon Monoxide Transport from California Wildfires, July 30-August 7, 2018 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-24 Earth Aqua
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This image shows Hurricane Lane as observed by NASA's Aqua satellite Friday, August 24, 2018. Purple shows very cold clouds high in the atmosphere, blue and green show the warmer temperatures of lower;orange and red areas have almost no clouds.
PIA22493:
Hurricane Lane as Viewed by NASA's AIRS Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-12 Earth Aqua
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This image, taken on Sept. 11, 2018 by NASA's Aqua satellite shows Hurricane Florence whose strong winds are expected to reach the Carolina coast late Thursday. Florence intensified from a Category 2 to a Category 4 storm in a matter of hours.
PIA22697:
Hurricane Florence Captured on Tuesday by NASA's AIRS Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-12 Earth Aqua
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This image shows Hurricane Florence in infrared light, and was taken at 1:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on board NASA's Aqua satellite.
PIA22698:
Hurricane Florence as seen by NASA's AIRS Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 Earth Aqua
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This image, taken on Oct. 10, 2018 by NASA's Aqua satellite shows the temperature of clouds or the surface in and around Hurricane Michael as it approaches northwestern Florida.
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NASA's AIRS captures Hurricane Michael off Florida coast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 Earth Aqua
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This image, taken on Oct. 10, 2018 by NASA's Aqua satellite shows the temperature of clouds or the surface in and around Hurricane Michael as the storm made landfall in the Florida panhandle.
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NASA's AIRS captures Hurricane Michael's Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captures a polar vortex moving from Central Canada into the U.S. Midwest from January 20 through January 29, 2019.
PIA22823:
AIRS Captures Polar Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-25 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument shows the temperature of clouds or the surface in and around Tropical Cyclone Kenneth as it was about to make landfall in northern Mozambique on Thursday, April 25.
PIA23144:
NASA's AIRS Images Cyclone Kenneth over Mozambique
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-02 Earth Aqua
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument shows Tropical Cyclone Fani just off the east coast of India in the Bay of Bengal on May 2, 2019.
PIA22838:
NASA's AIRS Images Cyclone Fani Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-12 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument imaged Tropical Storm Barry on the afternoon of July 12, 2019, a day before the storm is expected to make landfall on the Louisiana Coast.
PIA23355:
NASA's AIRS Images Tropical Storm Barry Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-10 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Fay around 2 p.m. local time on July 10, 2020, as the storm swept through New England.
PIA23783:
Tropical Storm Fay 2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Earth Aqua
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This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019.
PIA23356:
NASA's AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-29 Earth Aqua
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An infrared image of Hurricane Dorian, as seen by the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite at 1:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. PDT) on Aug. 29, 2019.
PIA23358:
AIRS Measures the Clouds in Hurricane Dorian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-05 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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In this image from NASA's Aqua satellite, sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the volcanic plume is observed over several overpasses on July 2, 2019, days after the Raikoke volcanic eruption.
PIA23421:
NASA's AIRS Displays Sulfur Dioxide Plumes After Raikoke Eruption, June 2019
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Hanna at 1:35 a.m. local time on July 26, 2020, as the storm swept over southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.
PIA23784:
AIRS Captures Tropical Storm Hanna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-27 Earth Aqua
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NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Douglas at 1:53 a.m. local time on July 26, 2020, as the storm swept towards the Hawaiian Islands.
PIA23785:
AIRS Captures Hurricane Douglas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-14 Earth Aqua
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This visualization shows a three-day average of carbon monoxide concentrations, from Sept. 6 to14, in the atmosphere over California due to wildfires. Higher concentrations of the gas appear as red and orange regions.
PIA23789:
NASA's AIRS Instrument Monitors Carbon Monoxide From California Wildfires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-08 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada that started around June 26.
PIA24537:
Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-15 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the southwestern U.S. from July 1 to July 12, 2021.
PIA23693:
July 2021 Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-08-31 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite caught views of Hurricane Ida as the high-end Category 4 storm swept ashore around noon local time on August 29, 2021, near Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
PIA24538:
Hurricane Ida Before Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-09-16 Earth Aqua
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured views of Hurricane Nicholas before and after it made landfall about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
PIA24532:
Hurricane Nicholas Before and After Landfall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-12 Earth Aqua
Aquarius
SMAP
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This figure shows the longitude-time variations, averaged between 21 and 22 degrees North, across the middle of the India subcontinent from mid-April to mid-June in a deadly heat wave in India that killed more than 2,300 people.
PIA19938:
Pre-Monsoon Drought and Heat Waves in India
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-13 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
MODIS
OSCAT Scatterometer
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Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
PIA17052:
Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-08 Earth Aqua
OSCAT
AIRS
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Satellite images obtained from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft provide a glimpse into one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on Earth, Typhoon Haiyan.
PIA17680:
Super Typhoon Haiyan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-13 Earth Aqua
Terra
MODIS
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Rates of basal melt of Antarctic ice shelves (melting of the shelves from underneath) overlaid on a 2009 mosaic of Antarctica created from data from NASA's Terra and Aqua spacecraft.
PIA17284:
Rates of Basal Melt of Antarctic Ice Shelves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-22 Earth Aquarius
Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth's ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
PIA14786:
NASA's "Salt of the Earth" Aquarius Reveals First Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Earth Aquarius
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Tropical Storm Lee made landfall over New Orleans on Sept. 2-3, 2011, with predicted rainfall of 15 to 20 inches (38 to 51 centimeters) over southern Louisiana. These charts are from NASA's Aquarius spacecraft.
PIA15185:
NASA's Aquarius Detects Possible Effects of Tropical Storm Lee in Gulf
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-12 Earth Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument on the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory gives an unprecedented look at a key factor involved in the formation of an oceanic wave feature in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans that influences global climate patterns.
PIA15799:
NASA's Aquarius Maps Ocean Salinity Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Earth Aquarius
AIRS
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Data taken over three days by NASA's Aqua Satellite from October 14 through 16, and October 26 through 28, shows the high concentration and large extent of the fires over Indonesia are quite apparent.
PIA20042:
Carbon Monoxide in Mid-Troposphere over Indonesia Fires, October 2015
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-07 Earth Aquarius
AIRS
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At 11:29 p.m. PDT on Oct. 6 (2:29 a.m. EDT on Oct. 7), NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite produced this false-color infrared image of Matthew as the storm moved up Florida's central coast.
PIA21097:
NASA's AIRS Examines Hurricane Matthew's Cloud Top Temperatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
MLS
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This image from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the relationship between nitrous oxide levels and ozone loss, 2004-2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07994:
Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements Depicting the Relationship Between Nitrous Oxide Levels and Ozone Loss, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
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These data maps from the Microwave Limb Sounder on NASA's Aura spacecraft depict levels of hydrogen chloride, chlorine monoxide, and ozone at an altitude of approximately 19 km (490,000 ft) on selected days during the 2004-05 Arctic winter.
PIA07252:
Aura's Microwave Limb Sounder Estimates of Ozone Loss, 2004/2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
Ozone Monitoring Instrument
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Images from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument onboard NASA's Aura spacecraft shows the average total column ozone during the months of January and March, and the total column ozone on the single day of 11 March, 2005.
PIA07254:
Selected Measurements of Total Arctic Column Ozone Amounts from Aura's Ozone Monitoring Instrument, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Earth Aura
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This still from an animation created from data from the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft depicts the complex interaction of chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone during the 2005 Arctic winter.
PIA07255:
Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Animation Illustrating the Interaction Between Temperatures and Chemicals Involved in Ozone Destruction, 2004-2005 Arctic Winter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-13 Earth Aura
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This vertical profile view from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura satellite depicts the distribution of water vapor molecules over Earth's tropics across one transect of the satellite's orbit on January 6, 2006.
PIA12170:
A NASA Space Sleuth Hunts the Trail of Earth's Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Earth Aura
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NASA's Aura spacecraft sees El Ni˝o's effects on the atmosphere. An El Ni˝o is characterized by an abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the equatorial central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
PIA12961:
NASA's Aura Sees El Ni˝o's Effects on the Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-02 Earth Aura
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In mid-March 2011, NASA's Aura spacecraft observed ozone in Earth's stratosphere -- low ozone amounts are shown in purple and grey colors, large amounts of chlorine monoxide are shown in dark blue colors.
PIA14824:
Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss in 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
TES
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This frame from a time series, from one year of Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) measurements, shows how powerful the TES data are for understanding emissions, chemistry, and transport in the troposphere.
PIA15005:
Annual Variation in Global CO and O3 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-06 Earth Aura
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This frame from an animation depicts the distribution of O3 and CO in the atmosphere over North America. This visualization is based on data acquired by NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES).
PIA15006:
O3 and CO Transects over North America Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-01 Earth Aura
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Technicians install NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft prior to launch in July 2004.
PIA15608:
NASA's Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) Instrument Onboard Aura
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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This image from 1997 is of the Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Station, the Mobile Service Tower has been retracted away.
PIA00747:
Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe aboard the Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA00748:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn began on Oct. 15, 1997 with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe
PIA00749:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA01050:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-23 Earth Cassini-Huygens
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A seven-year journey to the ringed planet Saturn begins with the liftoff of a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying NASA's Cassini orbiter and its attached Huygens probe.
PIA01051:
Launch of Cassini Orbiter and Huygens Probe on Titan IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-09-10 Moon Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This narrow angle image taken NASA's Cassini's camera system of the Moon is one of the best of a sequence of narrow angle frames taken as the spacecraft passed by the Moon on the way to its closest approach with Earth on August 17, 1999.
PIA02321:
Single Still Image
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