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.
Super Typhoon Noru
On July 31, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite observed Super Typhoon Noru over the western tropical Pacific Ocean.
Extratropical Cyclone off Portugal
On July 16, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of cyclonic rotation off the coast of Portugal.
Satellites See One Fire, Two Plumes
In July 2017, sweltering temperatures and strong winds fueled intense wildfires in southern California. The fires forced thousands of people to flee their homes, charred dozens of structures, closed roads and darkened skies throughout the region with thick smoke.
˜Cloud Streets' over Barents Sea
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of cloud streets over the Barents Sea and Mezhdusharsky Island on March 7, 2017.
Indonesian Strait's Spectacular Solitary Waves
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from Indonesia's Lombok Strait.
Rare November Tokyo Snowfall
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Tokyo on Nov. 24, 2016, after it received its first November snowfall in more than half a century.
Antarctic Icebergs Break Free
On April 7, 2016, multiple satellites captured the birth of two large icebergs that were shed along a crack on Antarctica's Nansen Ice Shelf during persistent strong offshore winds. The icebergs currently pose no threat to shipping, but they may pose a threat to scientific instruments moored to the seafloor to monitor climate change.
March Snowfall across European Alps
The European Alps stretch 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) across eight countries, and it's the longest mountain chain situated entirely within Europe. The Alps include more than 100 peaks higher than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet), and this image from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on its Terra satellite beautifully captures a recent snowfall across the region.
China’s Forest Recovery Shows Hope for Mitigating Global Climate Change
China's sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China's forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has become a story of recovery, according to the first independent verification...