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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
˜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.
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.
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.
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.