Melting Greenland Glacier

Melting Greenland Glacier

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite collected this false-color image over the jagged islands along the west coast of Greenland on Aug. 8, 2017.

Record-Low Sea Ice

Record-Low Sea Ice

On Feb. 13, 2017, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.

Satellite Data Reveal Effects of Aerosols

Satellite Data Reveal Effects of Aerosols

Earth's atmosphere is dusted with tiny particles known as aerosols, which include windblown ash, sea salt, pollution, and other natural and human-produced materials. Aerosols can absorb or scatter sunlight, affecting how much light reflects back into space or stays trapped in the atmosphere.

Mediterranean Drought Worst in 900 Years

Mediterranean Drought Worst in 900 Years

A new NASA study used remote-sensing and tree-ring data to conclude that the recent drought that began in 1998 in the eastern Mediterranean Levant region (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey) is likely the worst drought of the last nine centuries.

DEVELOP: Localizing the Effects of Climate Change

DEVELOP: Localizing the Effects of Climate Change

GIS and remote sensing play a dual role in shaping education and NASA development. By Anup Myneni, NASA Applied Sciences DEVELOP National Program (http://develop.larc.nasa.gov), NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va. Educating future technological leaders and...

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