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In northeastern Sicily, Mt. Etna continues to erupt. NASA’s <a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/">Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite captured this true-color image of the volcano on July 22, 2001 (MODIS captured a more recent image of <a...
Topic: Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1868
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In the northern Rockies, the Bitterroot Range Mountains along the border of Idaho and Montana were experiencing severe drought in late August. Fires were burning when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite passed over the region and captured this image on August 27, 2005. The image centers on Idaho County, where MODIS detected numerous ''hot spots,'' which are outlined in red. The smokiest of the blazes is the Frank...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Idaho, Where -- Montana, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15351
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Heavy rains in Central Europe over the past few weeks have led to some of the worst flooding the region has witnessed in more than a century. The floods have killed more than 100 people in Germany, Russia, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic and have led to as much as billion in damage. This false-color image of the Elbe River and its tributaries was taken on August 20, 2002, by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Germany, Where -- Russia, Where -- Austria, Where -- Hungary, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10055
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Hurricane Ele can be seen in the central Pacific in this true-color image taken on September 4, 2002, by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra spacecraft. When this image was taken, the typhoon was several hundred miles east of the International Date Line and making its way north through the Pacific, packing sustained winds of up to 92 miles (148 kilometers) per hour. Since then the hurricane has changed...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10118
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Hurricane Ele became Typhoon Ele as it crossed the International Date Line this past weekend. The typhoon/hurricane be seen in the central Pacific in this true-color image taken on September 2, 2002, by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra spacecraft. As of September 4, the typhoon was several hundred miles east of the International Date Line and making its way north through the Pacific, packing sustained winds...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10114
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When people talk about change happening on a geologic time scale, most of the time, they mean that the change happens over the course of millions of years: the Colorado River gradually cuts through the soft rock of the Colorado Plateau until it has made a 4,000-foot-deep chasm, the Grand Canyon; continents drift centimeters at a time, slowly changing the shape and position of landmasses on the Earth. Most of the time, change is slow, but sometimes, geologic change happens all at once. This was...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18246
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by NASA -- Image courtesy NASA GSFC svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Scientific Visualization Studio , based on data provided by the toms.gsfc.nasa.ogv/ TOMS science team .
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This year's Antarctic ozone hole is the second largest ever observed, according to scientists from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The Antarctic ozone ''hole'' is defined as thinning of the ozone layer over the continent to levels significantly below pre-1979 levels. Ozone blocks harmful ultraviolet ''B'' rays. Loss of stratospheric ozone has been linked to skin cancer in humans and other adverse biological effects on...
Topics: What -- Cancer, What -- Earth, What -- Spectrometer
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=3821
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by NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the University of Maryland's glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml Global Land Cover Facility .
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/6000/6339/honduras_l5_1987006_lrg.jpg January 6, 1987 (Landsat 5 TM; 3.0 MB) Shrimp aquaculture came to Honduras in the early 1970s, but the industry underwent vast expansion in the past two decades to become a major industry. Honduras is one of the top exporters of shrimp from Latin America. To create shrimp farms, coastal deltas are transformed from mangrove swamps into large holding ponds, which are then stocked with hatchery-raised or wild-caught...
Topics: What -- Landsat 5, What -- Landsat, What -- Atlas, Where -- Honduras, Where -- Rhode Island
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6339
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Cyclone Gula did not look like much of a cyclone on January 30, 2008. By this time, it was traveling southward near the islands of Mauritius and Reunion in the Indian Ocean. A disorganized ball of clouds over the Indian Ocean lacking any evident eye structure, the cyclone seemed little different from any band of storm clouds when seen from above. This image shows rain rates in Cyclone Gula as observed by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (TRMM) satellite on January 30,...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, What -- Imager, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19606
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This image shows two cyclones in the Indian Ocean: Fame and Gula. Fame crossed Madagascar on January 25, 2008. It formed in the Mozambique Channel and then traveled eastwards over the island and back into the Indian Ocean, where it reformed. Gula was a cyclone that formed east of Madagascar two days later and headed south. Both cyclones skirted, but never crossed, the islands of Mauritius and Reunion. This image, based on data collected by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, What -- Imager, Where -- Indian...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19604
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Numerous fires were burning on the southern portion of the island of Papua New Guinea on October 31, 2002. This image was captured by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the aqua.nasa.gov Aqua satellite. Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Papua New Guinea, Where -- Guinea, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10308
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On January 27, 2007, haze sprawled from the southern edge of the Himalaya Mountains southward over the Bay of Bengal. In between, it clouded the skies over northern India and Bangladesh. In the south, thick sediment colored the Mouth of the Ganges shades of pale brown and blue-green. Such sediment is a natural occurrence, although land-use changes such as deforestation and agriculture can increase the sediment volume. The haze, mostly a mixture of urban and industrial pollution, often collects...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Bay of Bengal, Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17937
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by NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the Landsat Project Science Office
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Since March 14, 2005, at least two large fires have been burning in the Cordillera Central, the mountains that run down the spine of Hispaniola. The fires started in the Jose del Carmen Ariza National Park, on the lower reaches of Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the Dominican Republic. The flames raced up the mountain, consuming the pine, palm, and broadleaf rainforests that grow at higher elevations. Local news reports say that more than 700 people have gathered to fight the flames, and...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Dominican Republic, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5357
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NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Rapid Response team.
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15386
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06-02-22_Space-to-Grounds.zip
Topic: Expedition 67 ACR Collection
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Haze lingered over the Korean Peninsula on October 10, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image. In this picture, the haze appears slightly less intense than the previous day's pollution. As with the pollution on October 9, however, it may have resulted partly from earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=13925 Sumatra's and Borneo's fires. You can also...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Korea
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17493
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With sustained winds near 64 km per hour (40 mph), Tropical Cyclone Kalunde is located approximately 449 miles southeast of Diego Garcia and is moving towards the west-northwest at 7 km per hour (5 mph) This true-color image of the storm was acquired on March 5, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. The high-resolution image available here is 1000 meters per pixel. Visit the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2003064-0305 MODIS Rapid...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=11019
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Weeks of mild ash eruptions have stained the snow around the Karymsky volcano of far eastern Russia. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this photo-like image of the volcano on April 25, 2006. Karymsky is the most active volcano in the chain of volcanoes that line the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Its current activity began on November 15, 2001, according to the Smithsonian's...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Russia
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16280
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According to the weekly volcano report issued by the Smithsonian and the U.S Geological Survey for www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/#karymsky April 26-May 2, 2006, the Karymsky Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia experienced intermittent eruptive activity during the period, with ash plumes rising about 3.8 kilometers (12,500 feet above surface level) into the air. At the time of the report, the volcano remained at www.avo.alaska.edu/color_codes.php Concern Code Orange. This...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Russia
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16282
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Tropical Cyclone Kara was poised just offshore of the Pilbara coast of Western Australia on March 27, 2007. Kara was not a particularly severe storm, but was prepared to hit the same area that powerful earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14163 Cyclone George and Category 2 earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14162 Cyclone Jacob hit two weeks earlier. This photo-like image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Australia, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18172
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Tropical Cyclone Kate swirls in the Torres Strait between Australia's Cape York Peninsula and the island of New Guinea in this satellite view of the storm, obtained by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite on February 23, 2006. Kate was the second tropical cyclone in 2006 to form off the coast of Queensland. It was not a particularly powerful system when MODIS obtained this view, with peak winds around 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Guinea
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16156
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Klyuchevskaya Volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula released a plume on July 1, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. Although opaque white clouds float overhead in this image, skies are clear enough to allow an easy view of the volcanic plume. This westward-blowing plume appears to have a dual nature. The larger, more visible plume is almost white, indicating high...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18598
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Tropical Cyclone Kesiny can be seen over the Indian Ocean in this true color image taken on May 6, 2002, at 6:45 UTC by the modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra spacecraft. When this image was taken, the cyclone was several hundred miles east of northern Madagascar and packing winds of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) per hour. As the cyclone continues its approach southwest into Madagascar, it is forecast to...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Madagascar, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=9479
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Karthala Volcano emitted a plume of ash and/or steam on May 29, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the translucent gray plume blows westward away from the summit. A spray of bright white clouds appears south of the plume. Karthala Volcano is a deriving its name from a warrior's shield, with gentle slopes. Together with another shield volcano to...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=16764
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For the past month heavy rains in Indochina have led to seasonal flooding that has killed as many as 40 people and driven tens of thousands from their home. This false-color image of the Indochina Peninsula was acquired on September 14, 2002, by the modis.gsfc.nasa.gov Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra spacecraft. Normally, the Tonle Sap, which is the oblong, inland body of water pointing toward the upper left-hand corner of the image,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Gulf of Thailand, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Cambodia, Where -- Vietnam,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=10099
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On the evening of September 30, 2007, Jebel at Tair earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14559 erupted, sending lava down its flanks and releasing a cloud of volcanic ash. On October 8, 2007, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov (ASTER) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite acquired this image. A glowing hot spot and a faint volcanic plume suggest that, although the volcano had quieted since September 30,...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19169
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/3000/3739/landsat_amistad_dec00may01.jpg December 7, 2000 & May 16, 2001 (1.6 Mb JPEG) The Amistad Reservoir is located on the Rio Grande along the border of the United States and Mexico. Combined with the Falcon Reservoir downstream of it, Amistad regulates the flow of the Rio Grande for downstream users. Combined, these two reservoirs are running around thirty-three percent of full capacity, the lowest levels recorded since they were first...
Topics: What -- USERS, What -- Landsat 4, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- The Valley, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=3739
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by NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the University of Maryland's glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml Global Land Cover Facility . GIS overlay data was provided by Eric Brown de Colstoun, Landsat Project Science Office.
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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a National Park on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The park runs roughly 40 miles along the Delaware River and the Appalachian Mountains, which are immediately adjacent to the river. At its southern end, the river cuts through the Appalachian Range to continue south and east to Philadelphia. This natural water gap cut by the river now also serves as a passage through the mountains for Interstate 80, which runs from New York City just 90...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Delaware, Where -- New Jersey, Where -- Jersey, Where -- Pennsylvania,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5152
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Heavy rains fell over southwestern Iran between January 5 and January 12, 2004, along the western side of the Zagros Mountains in the western part of the country. At least six people were reported killed as a result of flash flooding in the province of Fars near the city of Shiraz. The TRMM-based, near-real time Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (MPA) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center monitors rainfall over the global tropics. MPA rainfall totals show up to a foot of rain (dark red...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Where -- Iran, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=12615
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Haze crept along the southern edge of the Himalaya and spread over India, Bangladesh, and the Bay of Bengal on January 4, 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the haze appears as a dingy gray veil that sweeps southward over India in the west and Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal in the east. In some parts of India, as well as north of the snowcapped...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Bangladesh, Where -- Bay of Bengal, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=19481
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14703/ingrid_TRM_2005066_lrg.jpg March 7, 2005 (262 kb) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14703/ingrid_TRM_2005068_lrg.jpg March 9, 2005 (258 kb) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/14000/14703/ingrid_TRM_2005069_lrg.jpg March 10, 2005 (275 kb) Cyclone Ingrid crossed the eastern shoreline of Queensland, Australia just south of the town of Lockhart River on the morning of March 10, 2005, (local time) as a powerful Category 4...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Imager, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14703
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Cyclone Ingrid continues to build steam as it skims the coast of Australia's Northern Territory. The storm formed on March 6, 2005, in the Coral Sea, east of Australia. On March 9 and 10, it crossed the Cape York Peninsula, all but disintegrating over land. But when Ingrid reached the Gulf of Carpentaria, it re-formed into a Category 4 cyclone. The storm is now in the Timor Sea, and is expected to maintain its current intensity until it comes ashore over Kimberley, Australia. According to the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Coral Sea, Where -- Australia, Where -- Gulf of Carpentaria,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14705
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05-30-22_Space-to-Grounds.zip
Topic: Expedition 67 ACR Collection
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by NASA -- NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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Forming the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece is made up of a series of mountains that run into the sea, extending into scattered islands through the Aegean Sea in the east. The texture of mountain and valley makes the country appear marbled in tan and green in this true-color image, captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite on August 19, 2004. The bright green areas in the center and right...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Greece, Where -- Aegean Sea, Where -- Athens, Where -- Mediterranean Sea,...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4778
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by NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Goddard Earth Sciences DAAC.
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Along the northeastern coast of Greenland, glaciers and ocean currents sometimes produce an eye-catching display of shapes and colors. On July 25, 2006, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying onboard NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite caught such a display. Greenland's coast is riddled with fjords -- glacier-carved canyons flooded by seawater. In several of the fjords, the water appears pale turquoise, in contrast to the dark blue of the ocean...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6823
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On Greenland, tens of thousands of years of snowfall have settled and solidified into a massive sheet of ice. Each summer, snow retreats briefly at low elevations, and a narrow strip of rocky coastline emerges. As it thins and fractures, sea ice that packed into the mouths of fjords over the winter takes on the look of a mosaic made from blue and white stained glass. Glaciers flowing down from the highland interior get a little slushy, at least on top; turquoise blue pools of melt water dot the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7999
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The year 2007 marked an overall rise in the summertime melting trend over the highest altitudes of the Greenland ice sheet. Melting in areas above 2,000 meters (about 6,560 feet) rose 150 percent above the long-term average, with melting occurring on 25-30 more days in 2007 than the average in the previous 19 years. This image shows the Greenland melt anomaly, measured as the difference between the number of days on which melting occurred in 2007 compared to the average annual melting days from...
Topics: What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite, What -- Earth, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8264
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El Nino -- the periodic weakening of trade winds and warming of ocean water in the equatorial Pacific -- has effects that reach across the globe. Perhaps the most significant of its effects is change in rainfall patterns -- El Nino has been linked to drought in some parts of the world while causing flooding in others. Although the basic rainfall patterns associated with El Nino are widely known, the details remain unclear. Using a time series of global precipitation data, NASA scientists are...
Topics: Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Papua New Guinea, Where -- Guinea, Where --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=3432
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by NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Rapid Response team.
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Before European colonization of North America's Great Plains, spring and summer fires, triggered both by lightning and by Native Americans who used the fires to drive game, would race across the prairies, suppressing invasion from woody plants and hastening the germination of new grass seeds. Today, the springtime fires in places such as Kansas are mostly agricultural fires. Farmers and ranchers use fire to clear last year's stubble. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Kansas
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5424
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Super Typhoon Ioke started as all tropical cyclones do, as a depression -- an area of low atmospheric pressure. After forming August 19, 2006, the depression quickly developed into a tropical storm, the threshold for earning a name. Ioke is the Hawaiian word for the name Joyce. Storms and hurricanes in the central Pacific are unusual, but they occur often enough for there to be a naming convention, applied by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu. The last named central Pacific storm...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth, Where -- Honolulu
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17248
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Typhoon Ioke started as all tropical cyclones do, as a depression -- an area of low atmospheric pressure. After forming on August 19, 2006, the depression quickly developed into a tropical storm, the threshold for earning a name. Ioke is the Hawaiian word for the name Joyce. Storms and hurricanes in the central Pacific are unusual, but they occur often enough for there to be a naming convention, applied by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu. The last named central Pacific storm...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Honolulu
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17246
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Dust plumes blew through central Iraq and over the Persian Gulf in mid-June 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite captured this image on June 16, 2008. This natural-color image shows dust plumes blowing toward the southeast, but unlike a larger storm on earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14878 June 8, 2008, the plumes are relatively small and distinct from each other,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=20070
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/5000/5745/iraqdust_tmo_2005220_lrg.jpg August 8, 2005 (1.4 MB) The city of Baghdad ground to a halt on August 8, 2005, under a cloud of suffocating dust. According to The New York Times and the Website TerraDaily, reduced visibility slowed traffic to a crawl among those determined to brave the storm while many commuters stayed home. A number of Iraqis were quoted as saying that this dust storm is the worst they have seen in years. The storm also...
Topics: What -- Aqua, What -- Terra, Where -- Baghdad, Where -- New York, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Persian...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5745
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A dust plume blew along the Iraq-Iran border on July 18, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ (MODIS) flying on NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite took this picture the same day. The dust plume appears as a pale beige blur, just thick enough to make the underlying ground features appear faint. Although thickest along the Iraq-Iran border, the plume also extends well south into Iraq. NASA image courtesy the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=18747
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Clouds swirled southwest of the British Isles in mid-December 2007, while skies over the islands remained largely clear. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite captured this image on December 17, 2007. In this image, clouds form complex patterns as they arc around the islands, just grazing the western tips of Ireland and southern tip of Great Britain. A high-pressure system over Ireland, or northeast of the island,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ireland, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8333
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From its headwaters in Germany's Black Forest, the Danube winds its way through ten European countries to drain into the Black Sea. For much of its course, the river moves lazily through wide valleys, but as it enters the border region between Romania and Serbia, its banks narrow into a series of high cliffs. Here, the river carved a passage through the lower Carpathian Mountains to its north and the Balkan Mountains to its south, creating a series of four steep gorges. These gorges are known...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=6819
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eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/17000/17981/jakarta_amo_2007042_lrg.jpg February 11, 2007 (JPG; 1.6 MB) eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/17000/17981/jakarta_amo_2007026_lrg.jpg January 26, 2007 (JPG; 1.5 MB) Torrential rains pounded Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, starting in late January 2007, causing floods that buried parts of the city under as much as five meters (16 feet) of water, said the World Health Organization (...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Jakarta
Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=17981
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View taken of the STS-102 orbiter Discovery after its undocking with the International Space Station ISS. The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module is visible in the payload bay.
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Expedition One commander William Bill Shepherd dark shirt and flight engineer Sergei Krikalev look up at the camera from a review of a checklist they were performing in the Zvezda Service module of the ISS. A small model of the station floats in the foreground.
Topics: Who -- Sergei Krikalev, Who -- William Bill Shepherd
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Expedition One Commander William Bill Shepherd is photographed in the Zvezda Service module of the ISS with a Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter TEPC spectrometer floating beside him.
Topics: Who -- William Bill Shepherd, What -- Zvezda
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View of Heard Island, Antarctica as seen by the Expedition Two crew from the International Space Station ISS Alpha.
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Earth Observation taken by the Expedition Two crew from the International Space Station ISS Alpha.
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Cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev of Rosaviakosmos, Expedition Two mission commander, mimics the natural stance of an empty Orlan spacesuit in the Zvezda Service Module.
Topic: Who -- Yury Usachev
A view of a fixative syringe kit to be used in the Quad Tissue Culture Module Assemblies QTCMA for the Biotechnology Specimen Temperature Controller BSTC experiment in the U.S. Laboratory / Destiny taken during the Expedition Three mission.
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Expedition Three Mission Commander Frank L. Culbertson, wearing a mask, works with the Biotechnology Specimen Temperature Controller BSTC experiment in the U.S. Laboratory / Destiny.
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Close-up view of the Expedition Two and STS-104 mission patches signed by crewmembers mounted on a wall A/L100 in the Quest airlock.
View of the undeployed solar array panel for the Zvezda / Service Module SM taken during the third Extravehicular Activity EVA of Expedition Three.
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Earth observation image taken during the Expedition Three mission.
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View of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System SSRMS / Canadarm2 controls in the U.S. Laboratory / Destiny taken during Expedition Three.
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View of a rack in the U.S. Laboratory / Destiny taken during Expedition Three. Visible are: Biotechnology Specimen Temperature Controller BSTC, Active Rack Isolation System ARIS Shaker Controller, Biotechnology Refrigerator BTR, Dreamtime hardware locker, Advanced Astroculture Support System ADVASC-SS, Bearing, Motor Roll Ring Module BMRRM terminator / Quick Disconnect QD adapter assembly and Space Acceleration Measurement System II SAMS II.
STS-111 UF-2 Mission Commander CDR Kenneth Cockrell smiles for the camera from shuttle Endeavour's aft flight deck AFD. In the overhead window above him is a Space Vision System SVS target on panel LAB1/C2 of the International Space Station ISS Destiny U.S. Laboratory. Image was taken during Expedition Four joint docked operations. Image 017 was a PAO pick.
Topics: Who -- Kenneth Cockrell, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space Station ISS
Soyuz 4 taxi-3 flight visiting crewmember VC South African Space Flight Participant SFP Mark Shuttleworth left and Expedition Four Mission Commander CDR Yuri Onufrienko right pose for a photo in the Destiny U.S. Laboratory. The visiting crew delivered a fresh Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station ISS during the Expedition Four crew's time onboard. Onufrienko represents Rosaviakosmos.
Topics: Who -- Yuri Onufrienko, What -- Soyuz 4, What -- Destiny, What -- International Space Station ISS
Expedition Four Mission Commander CDR Yuri Onufrienko left converses with Soyuz 4 taxi-3 flight visiting crewmembers VC left to right: South African Space Flight Participant SFP Mark Shuttleworth, Commander CDR Yuri Gidzenko and Flight Engineer FE-1 Roberto Vittori in Unity Node 1 prior to their departure from the International Space Station ISS. The crewmember's are signing the ship's log registry. The Soyuz crew delivered a fresh Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS during the Expedition Four crew's...
Topics: Who -- Yuri Gidzenko, Who -- Roberto Vittori, Who -- Mark Shuttleworth, What -- Soyuz 4, What --...
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Earth observation views taken during Expedition Four.
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Various images of Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 on approach to the International Space Station to begin joint docked operations for mission STS-111 UF2 and Expedition Four. Onboard Endeavour were Mission Commander CDR Kenneth 'Taco' Cockrell, Pilot PLT Paul 'Paco' Lockhart, Mission Specialist MS Franklin 'Tico' Chang-Diaz, MS Philippe 'Pepe' Perrin, and the Expedition Five crew, Mission CDR Valery Korzun, Science Officer Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev. Included are: Extreme long...
Topics: Who -- Valery Korzun, Who -- Peggy Whitson, Who -- Sergei Treshchev, What -- International Space...
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View of Apogee wheat plants in Plant Growth Chamber #4 PGC4 grown as part of the Biomass Production System BPS experiment conducted onboard the International Space Station ISS during Expedition Four.
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Soyuz 4 taxi-3 flight visiting crewmember VC Flight Engineer FE Roberto Vittori, holding a checklist in his right hand, free floats in front of the Destiny U.S. Laboratory hatch to Node 1. Above his head an inflatable blue alien also free floats. Vittori visited the International Space Station ISS during Expedition Four.
Topics: Who -- Roberto Vittori, What -- Soyuz 4, What -- Destiny
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Various images of Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 on approach to the International Space Station to begin joint docked operations for mission STS-111 UF2 and Expedition Four. Onboard Endeavour were Mission Commander CDR Kenneth 'Taco' Cockrell, Pilot PLT Paul 'Paco' Lockhart, Mission Specialist MS Franklin 'Tico' Chang-Diaz, MS Philippe 'Pepe' Perrin, and the Expedition Five crew, Mission CDR Valery Korzun, Science Officer Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev. Included are: Extreme long...
Topics: Who -- Valery Korzun, Who -- Peggy Whitson, Who -- Sergei Treshchev, What -- International Space...
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Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station EXPRESS Rack 4 and the hatch leading to Pressurized Mating Adapter PMA 2 are visible in the Destiny U.S. Laboratory. Photo was taken during Expedition Four as part of the Surround Imagery for Station SIS experiment.
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View of LAB1D4 and LAB1D5 racks in Destiny U.S. Laboratory. LAB1D4 contains Crew Healthcare System CHeCS hardware. Digital photo was taken during Expedition Four as part of the Surround Imagery for Station SIS experiment.
Expedition Four Flight Commander Yuri Onufrienko holding a screwdriver and Flight Engineer Daniel Bursch holding a Maglight flashlight perform in-flight maintenance IFM on the interior wiring of the Potok - 150MK air purification unit in the International Space Station ISS Zvezda Service Module SM. Onufrienko is a representative of Rosaviakosmos.
Topics: Who -- Yuri Onufrienko, Who -- Daniel Bursch, What -- International Space Station ISS
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Earth observation views taken during Expedition Four. Images are of the Himalayan Mountain Range.
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Crew Earth Observations CEO taken during Expedition Five.
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Earth observation views taken during Expedition Four.
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View in the U.S. Destiny Laboratory oriented towards the lighting fixtures between the upper section LAB1O3 / lower section LAB1S3 racks and the upper section LAB1O4 / lower section LAB1S3 racks. Digital image was taken during Expedition Four.