August 13, 2018
A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest’s carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature; the first study to quantify the long-term legacy of an Amazon drought.
August 7, 2018
The year 2017 was the third-warmest on record for the globe, trailing 2016 and 2015, according to the 28th annual State of the Climate report. The planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas concentrations as well as rises in sea level.
July 31, 2018
On July 29, 2018, NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the fires in California and the resultant smoke that has shrouded the state and swept eastward as far as Salt Lake City and still moving.
July 24, 2018
A high-resolution image of Perth, Australia, sent by Russian satellite Aist-2D was received by the LoReTT laboratory on June 15, 2018, the first time such a detailed image (two-meter spatial resolution) was sent via an antenna that doesn’t have a traditional rotational device.
July 17, 2018
The Copernicus Sentinel-3A looks at an extremely populous portion of Asia, including Shanghai, China, home to more than 24 million people.
July 10, 2018
Light from the County Fire illuminated the night skies of Northern California when the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image overnight on July 1, 2018.
July 4, 2018
A new study uses Earth as a stand-in for an exoplanet, and shows that even with very little light—as little as one pixel—it’s still possible to measure key characteristics of distant worlds.
June 26, 2018
A new NASA study explains why the Tracy and Heilprin glaciers, which flow side by side into Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland, are melting at radically different rates.
June 17, 2018
Fiery lava continues to pour from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. These Copernicus Sentinel-2 images from May 23, June 7, and June 12, 2018, show the relentless flow of lava and clouds of ash.
June 12, 2018
Less than three weeks after launch, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission has successfully completed its first mission phase and demonstrated the performance of the precise microwave ranging system that enables its unique measurements of how mass migrates around our planet.