Arkansas River Meanders
Earth Observatory , 9 hours ago
Near the city of Little Rock, the river has meandered for decades, leaving its marks across the landscape.
Ship Wave Clouds Behind the Crozet Islands
Earth Observatory , April 19, 2014
Cloud shapes reveal the fluid-like nature of the atmosphere.
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - On The Ice Sheet!
Earth Observatory , April 18, 2014
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - An Appreciation for Satellite True Color Imagery
Earth Observatory , April 18, 2014
We have spent the last few weeks discussing the differences between inherent and apparent optical properties in the ocean and how we measure them. Now let?s take a moment to appreciate the information these data give us. I am sure many of you have seen satellite images of the ocean, hurricanes, etc....
Painting with Islands and Sunglint
Earth Observatory , April 18, 2014
The combination of sunlight, islands, and wind painted this scene on the surface of the Caribbean Sea.
A Chip Off the Old Block
Earth Observatory , April 17, 2014
Over the course of five months in Antarctic spring and summer, NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites captured a series of images of ice island B31.
Five Volcanoes Erupting at Once
Earth Observatory , April 16, 2014
Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula may be the fieriest place on Earth.
Mapping Minerals with Light
Earth Observatory , April 16, 2014
Looking beyond visible light highlights the mineral geology surrounding China's Piqiang Fault.
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - Sampling the Global Ocean and a Note on Ocean...
Earth Observatory , April 15, 2014
One of the greatest tools used by oceanographers today for measuring ocean processes is the CTD. CTD stands for Conductivity, Temperature and Depth. Conductivity is a measure of ocean salinity. The parameters collected and analyzed during CLIVAR campaigns includes, but is not limited to: salinity, o...
Wildfire Burns Valparaiso, Chile
Earth Observatory , April 15, 2014
Thousands of wooden homes burned when strong winds blew a forest fire into the Chilean port city on April 12 and 13, 2014.
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