Image from TERRA
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.

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Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:53 EDT

New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds that trap heat in the atmosphere and hinder the refreezing of new sea ice.

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Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

Smoke from several large wildfires burning in Northern California can be seen traveling miles into the atmosphere.

GLOBE Cloud Challenge: Oct. 15

Do you like clouds? Like to help scientists look at MODIS data a little differently…from below?  Then join citizen scientists around the globe in the Fall Cloud Challenge. Download the GLOBE Observer app, after registering, tap the clouds protocol icon, and then follow the prompts within the app. Before you know it, you’ll be a cloud expert and be providing valuable data from the ground about what’s up in your sky. The Fall Cloud Challenge runs October 15 – November 15, 2019.

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2019/10/04/nasa-globe-fall-data-challenge-whats-up-in-your-sky/