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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. However, a combination of heavy monsoon rainfall and the arrival of meltwater from the Himalayas has led to exceptionally heavy floods in Bangladesh in the summer of 2014.

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Thu, 11/09/2014 - 15:10

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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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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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NASA sees thick smog layer over China

Smog covers Eastern China

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra

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Smog: Terra Satellite captures air pollution in China

Currently, China is experiencing one of the worst periods of air quality in recent history. Residents of Beijing and many other cities in China were warned to stay inside. The Chinese government ordered factories to scale back emissions, while hospitals saw spikes of more than 20 to 30 percent in patients complaining of respiratory issues, according to news reports.

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Floods Slowly Recede around Bangkok

By late November 2011, floods were receding around Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, but only slowly. These images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite compare conditions around the city on November 28, 2011 (top), and November 1, 2011 (bottom).

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 14:52

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Ocean Temperatures Can Predict Amazon Fire Season Severity

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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:07

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NASA: A Look Back at a Decade of Fires

NASA's latest Earth-observing satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Oct. 28 to extend key environmental data records established by an earlier generation of NASA satellites. To mark the launch, they are looking back at one of the scientific legacies NPP will build upon: the global fire data record.

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Thu, 20/10/2011 - 11:33

NASA Satellites Busy at the Peak of Hurricane Season

During the first two weeks of September, and the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season, NASA satellites were keeping tabs on a number of tropical systems. NASA’s Aqua, Terra, EO-1 and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellites provided rainfall rates, cloud height, cloud temperature, sea surface temperatures, and extent of cloud cover throughout the life of all the tropical cyclones.

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Fri, 16/09/2011 - 12:46

Here's Looking @ Earth... First Volcanoes... Now Snow

Ordinarily, the flashes of white in South America’s Atacama Desert rise from salt pans.But on July 7, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired these images, the white came from a far rarer commodity: snow.

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Wed, 13/07/2011 - 17:05

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