Earth

  • Curious Clouds in the Transantarctic Mountains
    Smooth, soft-edged clouds hovered over the Eisenhower Range in Victoria Land, Antarctica. Read More… Source: Read More: Curious Clouds in the Transantarctic Mountains
  • Changing Atlanta
    Martin Luther King Jr. came of age in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Read More… Source: Read More: Changing Atlanta
  • From Automobiles to Armstrong
    Cleveland’s urban layout has evolved as time and technology have advanced. Read More… Source: Read More: From Automobiles to Armstrong
  • Turkey Experiences Intense Drought
    Multiple seasons of below-average rainfall have affected the country’s drinking water supplies and groundwater reservoirs. Read More… Source: Read More: Turkey Experiences Intense Drought
  • Earth from Space: Tanezrouft
    Video: 00:02:50 In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Tanezrouft Basin – one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert. See also Tanezrouft Basin to download the image. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Videos/2021/01/Earth_from_Space_Tanezrouft
  • Tanezrouft Basin
    Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Tanezrouft Basin – one of the most desolate parts of the Sahara Desert. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2021/01/Tanezrouft_Basin
  • 2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
    Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 1.2°C (2°F) since the late 19th century. Read More… Source: Read More: 2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
  • 2020 Hurricanes Damage Vulnerable Mangroves
    Central America experienced one of its most intense hurricane season in years, leading to widespread degradation to coastal environments. Read More… Source: Read More: 2020 Hurricanes Damage Vulnerable Mangroves
  • Spain’s chilly blanket
    Image: The heavy snowfall that hit Spain a few days ago still lies heavy across much of the country as this Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite image shows. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2021/01/Spain_s_chilly_blanket
  • Mount Fuji’s Missing Snow
    The lack of snow cover in December left Japan’s iconic mountain looking a little different than usual. Read More… Source: Read More: Mount Fuji’s Missing Snow
  • Madrid snowbound
    Image: This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Madrid in Spain appears to have been taken in black and white. In fact, it is a true-colour image – but the heaviest snowfall in 50 years has blanketed the region, turning the landscape white. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2021/01/Madrid_snowbound
  • Energy from solar wind favours the north
    Using information from ESA’s Swarm satellite constellation, scientists have made a discovery about how energy generated by electrically-charged particles in the solar wind flows into Earth’s atmosphere – surprisingly, more of it heads towards the magnetic north pole than towards the magnetic south pole. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Swarm/Energy_from_solar_wind_favours_the_north
  • Heavy Snowfall Blankets Spain
    Meteorologists declared it the largest snowfall in the region since 1971. Read More… Source: Read More: Heavy Snowfall Blankets Spain
  • Rising Seas in Charleston
    Sea level rise and new development are on a collision course in South Carolina lowcountry. Read More… Source: Read More: Rising Seas in Charleston
  • Socked in Stratovolcano
    Uninhabited Atlasov Island rises above the clouds and the Sea of Okhotsk. Read More… Source: Read More: Socked in Stratovolcano
  • Phytoplankton Factory in the Argentine Sea
    In spring and summer, conditions are often just right for populations of the plant-like organisms explode into enormous blooms. Read More… Source: Read More: Phytoplankton Factory in the Argentine Sea
  • Kilauea’s Lava Lake Returns
    Water that had pooled in the crater since 2019 quickly boiled off during an eruption that began in December 2020. Read More… Source: Read More: Kilauea’s Lava Lake Returns
  • An Outburst from Popocatépetl
    Ash and gas emissions continue from one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes. Read More… Source: Read More: An Outburst from Popocatépetl
  • The Long Decline of Arctic Sea Ice
    Forty years of satellite data show that 2020 was just the latest in a decades-long decline of Arctic sea ice. Read More… Source: Read More: The Long Decline of Arctic Sea Ice
  • The Stability of von Kármán’s Vortices
    A founder of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory made a key mathematical insight about swirling, asymmetrical flow patterns. Read More… Source: Read More: The Stability of von Kármán’s Vortices
  • Reshaping Coastal Louisiana
    While there are efforts to reinforce its beaches and marshes, some of Barataria Bay is slowly slipping away. Read More… Source: Read More: Reshaping Coastal Louisiana
  • Aral Sea in Winter
    Cold temperatures through December sustain areas of snow and ice across Central Asia’s inland lake. Read More… Source: Read More: Aral Sea in Winter
  • Shrinking Margins of Greenland
    At least 200 of the island’s coastal glaciers have retreated over the past 20 years. Read More… Source: Read More: Shrinking Margins of Greenland
  • New Year, New Horizon
    Astronauts will continue to photograph their home whether from low-Earth orbit or, as the Apollo astronauts once did, from the Moon. Read More… Source: Read More: New Year, New Horizon

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