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January 16, 2018

NASA Calculated Heavy Rainfall Leading to California Mudslides

NASA recorded the amount of rainfall between Jan. 8-10, 2018, and calculated the potential for landslides. At least 17 residents of southern California were killed by the deadly mudslides.

January 16, 2018

Rare Sahara Snow

On Jan. 8, 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert—only the third time in nearly 40 years that this part of the desert has seen snow.

January 1, 2018

Drone Industry Outlook and Predictions for 2018

According to BI Intelligence, sales of drones will surpass $12 billion in 2021, and most of this will occur across the three main segments of the drone industry.

January 1, 2018

Naples at Night

Crew aboard the International Space Station photographed the city lights of Naples and the Campania region of southern Italy. The Naples region is one of the brightest in the country; roughly 3 million people live in and around this metropolitan area.

December 18, 2017

Tracking Aerosols from California’s Fires

he new Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite captured the presence of elevated absorbing aerosols—caused by fires—in the atmosphere off the west coast of the United States on Dec. 12, 2017.

December 5, 2017

Sentinel-5P Sees Nitrogen Dioxide over Europe

Launched on Oct. 13, 2017, the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution.

December 5, 2017

‘Cloud Streets’ in the Sea of Okhotsk

Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk on Nov. 25, 2017, with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite acquiring a true-color image of the stunning scene.

November 27, 2017

New Polar Satellite Will Improve Weather Forecasts

JPSS-1 will join the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite in the same polar orbit, also providing scientists with observations of atmospheric temperature and moisture, clouds, sea-surface temperature, ocean color, sea-ice cover, volcanic ash, and fire detection. On Nov. 18, 2017, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of four highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

November 20, 2017

Satellite Imagery Aids Rescue Efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Remotely sensed imagery was provided—at no cost and almost daily—through the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System (HDDS) for analysis on the extent, severity and evolution of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

November 20, 2017

Chile’s Salar de Atacama Salt Flat

The  Atacama Desert in northern Chile runs along part of South America’s central west coast and is considered one of the driest places on Earth.

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