July 28, 2015
New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. Brighter clouds reflect more sunlight back into space, affecting the amount of solar energy that reaches Earth’s surface, which in turn has implications for global climate.
July 21, 2015
This “Blue Marble” image is the first fully illuminated snapshot of Earth captured by the DSCOVR satellite, which will capture and transmit full images of Earth every few hours. The information will help examine a range of Earth properties, such as ozone and aerosol levels, cloud coverage, and vegetation density, supporting a number of climate-science applications.
July 14, 2015
A map shows daytime land-surface temperature anomalies in Europe from June 30-July 9, 2015, compared to the 2001–2010 average for the same period. Shades of red depict areas where the land surface was hotter than the long-term average; areas in blue were below average.
July 7, 2015
An AVIRIS-NG red-green-blue (visible) aerial image of the Refugio Incident oil spill shows oil on the water and on nearby Santa Barbara Channel beaches.
June 30, 2015
The Lake fire is spreading within California’s San Bernardino National Forest. The fire, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, grew quickly on June 22, 2015, and has now burned 70 square kilometers.
June 23, 2015
Saturn’s moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what forms the depressions on the surface? A new study using data from the joint NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini mission suggests the moon’s surface dissolves in a process similar to the creation of sinkholes on Earth. Apart from
June 16, 2015
This interferogram was created by combining two Sentinel-1A radar scenes from March 2 and March 14, 2015, over the Danube Delta in Romania, which covers more than 4,000 square kilometers and plays important roles in water supply and biodiversity.
June 9, 2015
This image of Tianjin, China, was captured from multiple radar images from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite. The city has a population of more than 14 million people, making it one of the world’s largest and among China’s five largest cities.
June 2, 2015
This image from the Landsat 8 satellite captures a phytoplankton bloom in the Sea of Marmara on May 17, 2015. The sea is situated between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea and surrounded on all sides by Turkey.
May 26, 2015
The University of Nottingham, with support from the European Space Agency, recently developed the Global Navigation Satellite System and Earth Observation for Structural Health Monitoring to detect and measure movement of key infrastructure as well as the surrounding ground.