Articles tagged "npp"

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Smoke goes around the world

Wildfire smoke is a combination of gases and aerosols - tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in air - and can have an effect on cloud formation, atmospheric cooling and heating, and human health, NASA's Earth Observatory explains. The animated series of images

July 22, 2015

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New satellite views of Earth by night

The Earth never sleeps. The night is nowhere near as dark as most of us think. In fact, Earth is never really dark; it twinkles with lights from humans and nature. Away from human settlements, light still shines - wildfires and volcanoes rage, oil and gas wells burn

December 06, 2012

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The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) acquired its first measurements

The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the United States’ newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on November 21, 2011. VIIRS collects radiometric imagery in visible and infrared wavelengths of the Earth's land,

November 23, 2011

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NASA successfully launched NPP - weather-observing satellite to track climate change, natural disasters, global ice cover and more

NASA completed the successful launch of a weather-observing satellite that's intended to provide data for more accurate weather forecasts and climate change predictions.The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS Preparatory

October 28, 2011

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NASA to launch weather-climate satellite Oct 27

A satellite that aims to help weather forecasters predict extreme storms and offer scientists a better view of climate change is being readied for launch this month.  The 1.5 billion dollar National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory

October 13, 2011