22 Jul '11, 3pm

Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

By 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21, 2011, Dora was nearly a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Dora had maximum sustained winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts. At that time, the NHC stated, Dora was located about 240 miles (390 kilometers) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image around 1:00 p.m. PDT on July 21. Dora’s eye is southwest of Cabo Corrientes, and storm clouds graze the coast. By 5:00 a.m. PDT on July 22, the NHC reported, Dora had weakened to a Category 1 hurricane. Located roughly 255 miles (415 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles (150 kilometers) per hour. The storm was expected to continue weakening over the next 48 hou...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 12pm

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Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Jul '11, 9pm

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Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

Rainfall from Typhoon Ma-on [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 9pm

Ma-on formed over the western Pacific Ocean in early July, traveled west then north, and made a U-turn along the shore of ...

Dust Plumes over the Red Sea [image] #NASA

Dust Plumes over the Red Sea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 7pm

Dust plumes blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea through mid-July 2011. Dust was still blowing eastward on Ju...

#NASA #Earth #News: Ice Island Calves off Peter...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 9pm

In August 2010, the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland calved an ice island roughly four times th...

Record Runoff into the Missouri Basin [image] #...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 8pm

As floods along the Mississippi River began to recede, waters rose along the Missouri River. Extending across 10 U.S. stat...

Ice Island Calves off Petermann Glacier [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 8pm

In August 2010, the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland calved an ice island roughly four times th...

Severe Drought Causes Famine in East Africa [im...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 7pm

Drought has plunged East Africa into the worst food security crisis Africa has faced in 20 years. More than 11.5 million p...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Aug '11, 9pm

Nearly two months after ash and steam began spewing from a fissure in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex, the ...

@NASA shows that U.S. is indeed getting HOTTER #climatechange #globalwarming

@NASA shows that U.S. is indeed getting HOTTER ...

news.mongabay.com 23 Jul '11, 3am

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July Snow in the Uintas Mountains, Utah [image] #NASA

July Snow in the Uintas Mountains, Utah [image]...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 10pm

By July in a typical year, the snow that covers the slopes of the Rocky Mountains has given way to grasses and wildflowers...