Articles tagged "terra satellite"

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Monitoring volcanoes using ASTER satellite imagery

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensor is one of five sensors on board NASA's Terra satellite. ASTER data and imagery are crucial tools for monitoring volcanoes for any clues of imminent eruptions, for studying...

March 25, 2016

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Ten years of satellites watching fires worldwide

This video takes you on a narrated global tour of tens of millions of fires detected from space between July 2002 and July 2011. TThe video was created from new satellite data visualizations, and is combined with satellite views of vegetation and snow cover to show how

October 26, 2011

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Heavy floods hit Mexico

Several rivers in southeastern Mexico spilled over their banks in late October, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. The Usumacinta River alone damaged homes and croplands in multiple cities, and isolated rural areas by washing out roads. The governor of

October 25, 2011

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Eyes on the Earth 3D - Best topographic map of Earth released

NASA released the most complete digital topographic ever made of the Earth on October 17 called "Eyes on the Earth". The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was created from images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and

October 20, 2011

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4 million affected in India floods

In September 2011, two episodes of heavy rain in a 15-day period inundated the Indian state of Orissa. On September 27, 2011, the Hindustan Times reported that the second period of heavy rainfall had claimed 27 lives.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MO

September 28, 2011

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Rising waters of river Ganges floods over 1 000 Bihar villages after two years of drought

After two years of drought, the Kosi and Ganges rivers are rising rapidly. Flood water has already entered over 1 000 villages in Bihar forcing people to abandon their homes. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, A

September 02, 2011

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Irene seen by TRMM and MODIS satellites strengthnening into Category 1 hurricane

Irene formed as a tropical storm east of the Leeward Islands on August 20, 2011. By August 22, the storm had strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. At 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on August 22, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Irene had

August 23, 2011

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Iceberg PII-A splits in two off Newfoundland

Over a year ago, on August 5, 2010, the Petermann Glacier on the northwestern coast of Greenland calved a very large ice island. About a month later, the ice island, estimated at that time as about four times the size of Manhattan, collided with an island and broke

August 23, 2011

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The glaciers on the islands of Franz Josef are currently in a state of retreat

The clouds parted over the northeast Barents Sea region of the Arctic Ocean in late summer, 2011 allowing a view of the ice-covered islands of Franz Josef Land, Russia forming a stark-white contrast to the surrounding dark sea water. The Moderate Resolution Imaging

August 20, 2011

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Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcano still smoking, but quietly

For two and a half months Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex has erupted nearly continuously. Since the violent initial stages of the eruption, that hurled pumice tens of kilometers from the eruption site, Puyehue Cordón Caulle has settled into a

August 20, 2011

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Heavy rains caused Mekong river overflow - thousand homes flooded in Cambodia

Heavy rains pushed the Mekong River in Cambodia over its banks during the weekend, flooding 37 villages and damaging over 5,000 homes. Schools also were closed, and rice and cassava crops have been badly affected.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

August 18, 2011

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New paroxysm at Mount Etna

Throughout 2011, activity at Sicily’s Mount Etna has been characterized by paroxysms: short, violent bursts of activity. Each event has included volcanic tremors, ash emissions, and lava flows centered around the New Southeast Crater, just below the summit.On

August 12, 2011

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Haze over Eastern China

After Tropical Storm Muifa made landfall and subsequently dissipated, haze hovered over eastern China in early August 2011. The thick band of haze stretched over the coastal plain, from Beijing southward, and over parts of Bo Hai and the Yellow Sea.The Moderate

August 10, 2011

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Fires in Russian Federation continues to burn

57 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 4 819.77 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 64 hotbeds with the area of  15 193.08 ha have been extinguished. 104 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier

July 20, 2011

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The greatest danger posed by the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano Complex, Chile

Perhaps the greatest danger posed by the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Volcano Complex in Chile is the thick layer of ash being deposited east of the volcano. This image, taken on June 13, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra

June 15, 2011

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Wallow North and Horseshoe2 fires, Arizona

By the end of the day on June 9, 2011, Arizona’s massive Wallow Fire had reached 386,690 acres (609 square miles or 157,701 hectares) and had burned 29 and threatened 5,242 homes. Most of the homes destroyed were in Greer.By the morning of June 12, the size of...

June 13, 2011

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Waters spread across floodway above Morgan City

Two weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the flood control structure known as the Morganza Spillway, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the...

June 04, 2011

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Sandstorm over Iraq

A thick dust plume blew over Iraq on June 2, 2011, stopping just short of Iran and Kuwait. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day.The dust forms a giant beige arc that

June 03, 2011

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Flooding in Quebec and Northeastern U.S.

Flooding affected areas on either side of the United States-Canada border in late May 2011. Along the Vermont-New York border, Lake Champlain was at major flood stage, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather

June 01, 2011

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Fires continue in northern Alberta, Canada

Fires continued to burn in northern Alberta, Canada on May 25, 2011, as strong winds carried a thick band of blue-gray smoke across the region. The fires cluster south of Lake Athabasca, a large, partially frozen lake located near the upper edge of the image. The...

May 27, 2011

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Grímsvötn volcano ash plume drops to five kilometers

About 14 months after Eyjafjallajökull rumbled to life, another volcano on Iceland began spewing ash and steam. At approximately 17:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. local time) on May 21, 2011, Grímsvötn began to erupt, the Icelandic Met Office reported. The volcano sent a

May 24, 2011

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Morganza Floodway after five days of flow

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a flood control structure, or spillway, onto the Morganza Floodway, water had spread 15–20 miles (24–32 kilometers) southward across the Louisiana landscape. As of May 18, 2011, a total of 17 bays...

May 22, 2011

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Gobi desert sand and dust storms plague East Asia

Fire and Earth blog brings this satellite photo report of massive sandstorms over Gobi desert spreading all over east Asia and Japan. This true-color image of North China Plain, Shandong Peninsula and the Bo Haitaken was taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra...

May 15, 2011

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Dust storm blows over Sahara desert

 In early May 2011, a dust storm extended at least 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) across the Sahara Desert, according to a NASA statement. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on

May 14, 2011

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Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

A dense wall of dust barreled across the Arabian Peninsula on March 26 - 27, 2011. The massive storm stretches more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) across the peninsula, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. This pair of images...

March 28, 2011

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Flooding in Angola and Namibia

Heavy rains continued falling throughout parts of southern Africa in mid- and late March 2011. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) described flood-affected districts extending from Angola and Mozambique southward to South

March 22, 2011