Anvil on the Horizon
Earth Observatory , 43 minutes ago
As moisture-filled thunderhead clouds expand upward through the atmosphere, they can hit a more stable layer and flatten into an anvil shape.
Herbert Island
Earth Observatory , November 22, 2014
One of Alaska's Islands of the Four Mountains, this classic stratovolcano stands quietly next to a more active neighbor.
Megadunes and Desert Lakes in China
Earth Observatory , November 21, 2014
The massive dunes and numerous lakes of the Badain Jaran Desert are an enigma to scientists.
Upstate New York Walloped by Lake Effect Snow
Earth Observatory , November 20, 2014
Some towns east of Lake Erie received several feet of snow as cold air passing over the lake sopped up moisture and then dropped it over land.
Mapping Fireballs
Earth Observatory , November 20, 2014
Over 20 years, more than 550 small asteroids streaked across our skies.
New posts in the Notes from the Field blog - East and West: The Geography of Antarctica
Earth Observatory , November 19, 2014
Inside the Bering Sea Superstorm
Earth Observatory , November 19, 2014
A slice through the storm clouds depicts areas of intense snowfall.
Upstate New York Walloped by Lake Effect Snow
Earth Observatory , November 19, 2014
Some towns east of Lake Erie received several feet of snow as cold air passing over the lake sopped up moisture and then dropped it over land.
Inside the Bering Sea Superstorm
Earth Observatory , November 18, 2014
A slice through the storm clouds depicts areas of intense snowfall.
Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula
Earth Observatory , November 17, 2014
Alaska's Pavlof volcano was erupting when the Aqua satellite passed over on November 14, 2014.
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