Finding Floating Forests
Earth Observatory , 14 hours ago
Giant kelp forests are among Earth's most productive habitats, but they are ephemeral. Researchers are using Landsat and a host of online friends to figure out where the forests are growing and declining.
Supercool Clouds
Earth Observatory , 14 hours ago
Hole-punch and canal clouds form when aircraft pass through altocumulus clouds that are rich with supercooled water droplets.
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - AGU 2014: Urban Areas as Seen from Space
Earth Observatory , December 18, 2014
The Arctic Is Absorbing More Sunlight
Earth Observatory , December 18, 2014
Satellites confirm that the Arctic has been absorbing more solar radiation over the past 15 years, a trend that coincides with a decline in sea ice and increase in open water.
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - Picturing Science: December 17, 2014
Earth Observatory , December 17, 2014
A Pulse of New Life on the Colorado River
Earth Observatory , December 17, 2014
The release of a burst of extra water on the lower Colorado River allowed vegetation on the banks to revive and sprout new growth.
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - AGU 2014: The Buzz
Earth Observatory , December 16, 2014
Holidays in the Caribbean and the US Southeast
Earth Observatory , December 16, 2014
Satellite data reveals increases in December lighting in the United States, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, particularly in suburbs and rural areas.
Even from Space, Holidays Shine Brightly
Earth Observatory , December 16, 2014
Satellite data reveals increases in December holiday lighting in the United States, mostly in the suburbs.
New Insight from Old Snapshots of Greenland
Earth Observatory , December 15, 2014
Historic photographs show glacial retreat since the early 1900s.
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