Image from TERRA
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 13:05 EST

Annapolis, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia; and Miami were originally built and mapped to provide enough protection against flooding, but sea level rise has caused that buffer to shrink.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:00 EDT

NASA scientists are combining data from water samples containing fish DNA with satellite data to find native fish and identify their habitats.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:00 EDT

The August Complex Fire and others this fire season have been sending far-reaching plumes of wildfire smoke into the atmosphere that worsen air quality in California and beyond. Predicting where that smoke will travel and how bad the air will be downwind is a challenge, but Earth-observing satellites can help.

Additional Information

Feature Articles about Air Quality

  1. Allen, J. (2002, January 27). Chemistry in the Sunlight. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  2. Allen, J. (2002, April 19). The Ozone We Breathe Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  3. Beitler, J. (2006, October 17). Tracking Nature’s Contribution to Pollution. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  4. Hardin, M and Kahn, R. Aerosols & Climate Change. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  5. Lindsey, R. (2004, August 17). A New IDEA in Air Quality Monitoring. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  6. Lindsey, R. (2004, January 5). Smoke’s Surprising Secret. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.

Information about Satellite Data

  1. Aerosol Optical Depth. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  2. Fire. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  3. The Giovanni-NEO Instructional Cookbook. Giovanni. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  4. U.S. Air Quality: The Smog Blog University of Maryland Baltimore County. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  5. Understanding the Images. Smog Blog. Accessed May 12, 2009.