25 Jul '11, 9pm

Texas Drought Disaster [image] #NASA

Texas Drought Disaster [image] #NASA

By mid-July 2011, Texas and New Mexico had completed the driest six-month period on record. Average rain between January and June was more than eight inches (203 millimeters) below average in Texas and 3.5 inches (89 millimeters) below average in New Mexico. Record warm temperatures also persisted in Texas between April and June. Lack of rain and warm temperatures added up to exceptional drought. This image shows the impact of drought on plants throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Made with data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite, the image compares plant growth between June 26 and July 11, 2011, with average conditions for the period. The image is dominated by brown, showing that plants were growing less than average throughout Texas and New Mexico. The image supports an assessment by the U.S. Drought Monitor, whic...

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

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mnn.com 25 Jul '11, 4pm

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

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

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