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Alaska: Satellites show land surface temperature anomalies

Temperature anomalies in Alaska in January 2014

NASA's Terra satellite captured from Space land surface temperature anomalies for Alaska in the last week of January. Between 23 and 30 January 2014, Alaska has seen record-breaking warmth.

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Tue, 04/02/2014 - 15:33
latitude: 
60.7959
longitude: 
-145.539

Satellite images show the Great Lakes in Canada covered with ice

NASA's satellite Aqua captured this MODIS natural color image of lake Erie
MODIS infrared image of Lake Erie in Canada showing the ice cover

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired these images on January 9, 2014.

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Thu, 16/01/2014 - 11:09
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42.0669
longitude: 
-81.3399

NASA maps global temperature anomalies in US and Europe

MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows the polar vortex over America
MODIS image caught by NASA's Terra satellite shows high temperatures in Europe

NASA satellite data shows the recent weather divergences on Earth - particularly in North America and Europe.

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Mon, 13/01/2014 - 14:03
latitude: 
37.0969
longitude: 
-78.8879

NASA sees thick smog layer over China

Smog covers Eastern China

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the haze spreading from Beijing to Shanghai on 7 December 2013.

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:01
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
116.408

Remote Sensing helps locate the Coldest Spot on Earth

Remote Sensing image showsing the coldest place on Earth

NASA's Landsat 8 satellite defined the coldest place on Earth - a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahr

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:21
latitude: 
-80.3704
longitude: 
77.3711

Using space technology to monitor flooding in Thailand

Severe flooding affected large stretches of Thailand’s Chao Phraya River

The South Asia region is especially prone to flooding. Annually, flooding takes hundred of lives and causes damages in tens of billions US dollars.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:00
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15.87
longitude: 
100.993

Colorado Floods: NASA Satellite sees Inundations from Space

Colorado on 13 September 2013

NASA's Aqua satellite was able to acquire imagery of the Colorado floods on 14 September 2013 during a break in precipitation with its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).

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Tue, 17/09/2013 - 10:36

NASA's Aqua satellite shows wildfires in central Russia

 Intense heat wave in central Russia

On July 25, 2013 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured valuable images from the Khanty-Mansiyskiy and Yamal-Nenetskiy districts of R

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Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:44
latitude: 
62.477
longitude: 
69.6731

New Zealand: Satellite sees worst droughts in decades

Degree of drought in New Zealand seen from space.

Much of New Zealand had reached drought status when in mid-April 2013 it finally stated to rain.

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Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:12
latitude: 
-40.8761
longitude: 
175.737

MODIS: Detecting managed bush fires in Australia

MODIS acquired this image of dozens of managed fires

NASA's Aqua satellite with its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has acquired an image in Kimberly region on 10 April 2013, Australia showing dozens of managed fires.

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Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:53
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-28.7293
longitude: 
24.754