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Satellites capture exceptional 2014 floods in Bangladesh

The flooding has been particularly strong along the Brahmaputra River

Bangladesh is one of the most flood-prone countries in the world.

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Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:10
latitude: 
24.3974
longitude: 
89.785

Philippines: Satellites track Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun
In this map, based on TRMM data, heavier rainfall is shown in dark blue.

On 15 and 16 July 2014 Typhoon Rammasun swept across the southern Philippine islands of Luzon as a category 3 storm.

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Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:38
latitude: 
14.5995
longitude: 
120.984

RCMRD installs MODIS satellite data receiving station

Representatives of RCMRD during the launch of the MODIS receiving station

RCMRD, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, and

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Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:08
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

NASA satellites track Hurricane Arthur from Space

Hurricane Arthur captured by NASA on 4 July.

Several satellites kept track and monitored Hurricane Arthur from the initial phases to the development of a Hurricane and to a post-tropical storm.

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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:42
latitude: 
45.9776
longitude: 
-66.5898

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