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Thu, 30 Dec 2021 13:00 EST

In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and unusual flooding wreaked havoc on Central Europe.

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Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00 EDT

Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a powerful new web-based platform that puts Earth science data about water use by crops and other vegetation into the hands of farmers and water managers.

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Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:00 EDT

The U.S. Forest Service now has a powerful way to view near-real time fire detection from NASA satellite data that they can include in their hourly air quality forecasts.

ASTER Image Capture Disappearing Arctic Glaciers

July 14, 2020 ASTER image of the St. Patrick Bay Icecaps, Hazen Plateau, Ellesmere Island, Canada, shows that the icecaps have disappeared. Mapping of the icecaps’ extent using aerial photos, GPS, and ASTER images, from 1959 to present, documents their shrinking and eventual vanishing.

Scientists have been researching how Arctic glaciers responded to global warming as a result of significant temperature increases at the northern polar region?

A July 14, 2020 ASTER image of the St. Patrick Bay Icecaps, Hazen Plateau, Ellesmere Island, Canada, shows that the icecaps have disappeared. Mapping of the icecaps’ extent using aerial photos, GPS, and ASTER images, from 1959 to present, documents their shrinking and eventual vanishing.

Dr. Mark Sezerre (Director of NSIDC), said: “We’ve long known that as climate change takes hold, the effects would be especially pronounced in the Arctic. They’re the victims of human-caused warming that has occurred three times more rapidly in the Arctic than anywhere else.” Satellite data provide the most important method to monitor cryosphere changes on the Earth.

News agency stories that featured this ASTER story:

-discovermagazine.com/environment/going-going-gone-two-arctic-ice-caps-have-disappeared

-cbsnews.com/news/ice-caps-formed-during-little-ice-age-roughly-5000-years-ago-completely-disappear-from-canada/

-sciencealert.com/a-grim-2017-prediction-about-the-canadian-ice-caps-has-come-true

-whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/04/this-tool-could-protect-your-photos-from-facial-recognition/

-wildhunt.org/2020/08/pagan-community-news-new-witchual-workout-from-zakroff-adocentyn-research-library-announces-new-website-melted-canadian-ice-caps-and-more.html

-livescience.com/canadian-ice-caps-melted.html

-phys.org/news/2020-07-canadian-ice-caps-scientific.html