20 November, 2015
NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens and Adam Voiland, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response and Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Torrential rains in late October 2015 resulted in flooding in Iraq, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency. Widespread power outages, overflowing sewers, and flooded streets displaced almost 84,000 people, according to news reports. The image from the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, featured on NASA’s Earth Observatory, shows the flooding.
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19 November, 2015
The Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of Canada and the western United States in mid-November, 2015. Snow and cold rain doused the region, bringing early winter weather and making researchers ask if this is the beginning of a wet El Niño winter. The image shows a band of snow stretching across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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15 November, 2015
The Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of dense fog in Europe. The fog appears brighter than typical clouds because the water droplets in the fog are smaller and more efficiently scatter light. The fog disrupted air travel in London and central Europe in early November 2015. The image was featured on NASA’s Earth Observatory Image of the Day.
18 November, 2015
The Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a view of the Nordic island, Hofsjökull, on November 9, 2015. The island is experiencing its first gain in mass. Since 1995, the ice caps in Iceland have been retreating and losing volume, however in October 2015, ground based measurements showed that the Hofsjökull ice cap gained mass.
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7 November, 2015
An image from the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the eruption of Mount Rinjani in Indonesia, blanketing ash across three Indonesian Islands. The plume was 3.5 kilometers (11,500 feet) above sea level and moved westward, affecting air travel in early November. The image was featured on NASA’s Earth Observatory.