Finding Floating Forests
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.
Hole-punch and canal clouds form when aircraft pass through altocumulus clouds that are rich with supercooled water droplets.
The Arctic Is Absorbing More Sunlight
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.
A Pulse of New Life on the Colorado River
The release of a burst of extra water on the lower Colorado River allowed vegetation on the banks to revive and sprout new growth.
Holidays in the Caribbean and the US Southeast
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
Satellite data reveals increases in December holiday lighting in the United States, mostly in the suburbs.