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In the Aftermath of Cyclone Pam
Earth Observatory , 9 hours ago
Two of the hardest hit islands in Vanuatu saw vegetation go from green to brown because of the storm's fury.
Snowmelt Has Been Coming Earlier in Wyoming
Earth Observatory , 9 hours ago
Snow is melting an average of 16 days earlier in the Wild River Range, which may require some adjustments in water management.
Big Data Helps Scientists Dig Deeper
Earth Observatory , March 26, 2015
Empowered by free access to the Landsat data archive, earth scientists are using new computing tools to ask questions that were impossible to answer a decade ago. From week-to-week fluctuations in forests to year-to-year changes in land cover, researchers can now examine our planet in much greater d...
"V" is for Volcano
Earth Observatory , March 26, 2015
Ash paints the snow to the northwest and northeast of Russia's Shiveluch volcano.
In the Aftermath of Cyclone Pam
Earth Observatory , March 26, 2015
Two of the hardest hit islands in Vanuatu saw vegetation go from green to brown because of the storm's fury.
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - We're off again!
Earth Observatory , March 25, 2015
Bigger Thunderstorms are Bringing More Rain to the Tropics
Earth Observatory , March 25, 2015
Scientists have thought global warming would bring more rain more often to some regions because a warmer atmosphere can hold more water vapor. New research says, instead, that rainfall is increasing in the tropics because large thunderstorms are occurring more frequently.
Wildfires near Chile's Llaima Volcano
Earth Observatory , March 24, 2015
High winds and unusually warm weather are fueling damaging wildfires in southern Chile.
Weak El Ni?o, but Hints of Pacific Change
Earth Observatory , March 24, 2015
Ocean conditions are not likely to help drought-stressed regions this spring. However, some broader changes might be coming in the Pacific.
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - March Puzzler Answer: NWT Winter Road
Earth Observatory , March 23, 2015
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