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  • One Year Adrift, but Not Far

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Jul '18, 10pm

    July 30, 2017 - July 1, 2018 July 30, 2017JPEG July 1, 2018JPEG In July 2017, a huge iceberg dramatically broke away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. But the aftermath has been a bit more drawn-out, as the berg hasn’t moved very far. The left image shows Iceberg...

  • Churning in the Chukchi Sea

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Jul '18, 10pm

    Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover , the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with blooms of phytoplankton. These blooms can form striking patterns of blue and green seawater, such as those visible in this image of the Chukchi Sea acquired on June 1...

  • Connemara National Park

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jul '18, 10pm

    An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this photograph of the West Region of Ireland, along the Atlantic Ocean. It can be rare to see any part of the British Isles without clouds from orbit. At the center of the image lies Connemara National Park , one of six managed...

  • Satellites Investigate Irrigation in a Stressed Aquifer

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jul '18, 1pm

    November 1, 1998 - October 31, 2016JPEG November 1, 1998 - October 31, 2016JPEG The High Plains Aquifer , also known as the Ogallala Aquifer , is under stress. Farmers today have to drill ever deeper wells in order to pump water for irrigation, and one recent study found the aquifer t...

  • Fires in a Dry, Hot Colorado Summer

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 Jul '18, 9pm

    The fire was 83 percent contained on July 12, with the fire completely contained for the area south of Highway 160. The northwest region of the fire remained uncontrolled as crews had trouble accessing areas of steep terrain with vegetation and other materials susceptible to burning. ...

  • Marseille, France

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Jul '18, 8am

    An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) shot this photograph of Marseille, the second largest city in France. Known as Massalia in the days of the Roman Empire, the city sits along the Mediterranean coast. From above, Marseille has a distinct red hue due to the clay ...

  • Hail Cuts Swaths of Damage Across South Dakota

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Jul '18, 4am

    The storms that produced these hail swaths came in a one-two punch, according to a summary from the National Weather Service. The first arrived on June 27, 2018, charting a southeasterly path of destruction as it moved across Sully and Stanley counties, narrowly missing the city of Pi...

  • Severe Rainfall and Flooding in Japan

    earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jul '18, 8pm

    After being soaked in just a few days with double the amount of rain that falls in a normal July, parts of Japan are facing their worst flooding disaster in 35 years . Storms and flooding caused deadly landslides and numerous fatalities, while leading millions of people to evacuate th...

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