May 19, 2015
Oregon and Washington are feeling the impact of a warm winter, as their snowpack is just 16 percent of normal. Although the precipitation totals for winter and spring were near normal, it fell as rain rather than snow and didn’t add to the snowpack.
May 12, 2015
The Expo Milano universal exhibition takes place during a six-month period from May through October. This year’s global showcase of 140 participating countries is focused on “Feeding the Planet,” with a goal to “guarantee healthy, safe and efficient food for everyone while respecting the planet and its equilibrium.”
May 5, 2015
This Landsat 8 image of seaweed cultivation in South Korea near Sisan Island, the answer to Earth Observatory’s April Puzzler, was captured on Jan. 31, 2014. This agricultural production off the south coast of South Korea produces 90 percent of the country’s seaweed crop.
April 29, 2015
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, has claimed more than 5,000 lives and is affecting millions of people. Radar imagery from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite provides insights into the damage.
April 21, 2015
The aftermath of an EF-4 tornado that swept across northern Illinois can be seen in this Landsat 8 image acquired April 10, 2015. Evidence of the tornado appears as a line scrawled across the landscape where vegetation was damaged and soil stirred up.
April 14, 2015
The TerraSar-X satellite is well-suited to surface movement monitoring with its frequent revisits and radar interferometry techniques. The company has employed this service successfully for a variety of civil engineering and infrastructure projects.
April 7, 2015
This Sentinel-1A radar image of Russia’s Lake Baikal reveals ice movement on the large Siberian lake. The image combines three radar scans from the satellite from Jan. 11, Feb. 4 and March 24. Each image has a different color, showing the ice’s location on the different dates.
March 31, 2015
NASA satellite imagery shows that for much of March 2015, the Ohio River watershed was above flood stage, particularly just above the confluence with the Mississippi River. The cause was a combination of melting snow and heavy rainfall.
March 24, 2015
This Landsat 8 image shows Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator. The city sits in the valley of the Tuul River, which runs from the upper right corner to the lower left corner of the image. The Bogd Khan Mountain National Park is in the center of the image.
March 17, 2015
The congested shipping lanes along the coast of Shangdong Peninsula are visible in this Landsat 8 image captured on Feb. 24, 2015. The volume of shipping between the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea, which connects the Chinese ports of Dalian and Tianjin, necessitates southbound and northbound lanes.