Mozambique Floods from Landsat
Contrasting Mozambique before (August 22, 1999) and after (March 1, 2000) flooding.
Lake Mead Shrinks!
Lake Mead reservoir is nestled between Arizona and Nevada and runs up to the Hoover Dam. The reservoir stores Colorado River water and supplies it to farms, homes and business in Southern Nevada, Arizona, southern California and northern Mexico. Scientists at NASA are releasing dramatic pictures of the dwindling water supplies in the drought-stricken western United States. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the Colorado Basin is in its fourth year of drought and computer models project wate
Montana Fires in August 2000 from SeaWiFS
Zoom into a view of the smoke plumes from fires in Montana, as seen by SeaWiFS in August 2000
Montana fires with State lines
Zoom into Montana region with smoke plumes evident from fires
Smoke from Canadian Wildfires
Smoke from multiple large wildfires in Quebec, Canada, drifted far to the south of the border. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center reported there were seven out-of-control fires burning south of James Bay (the southern extension of Hudson Bay), all probably the result of lightning.
Typhoon Koni hits South China Sea
Typhoon Koni brings strong winds and heavy rains to China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea region on July 20, 2003.
Typhoon Utor from TRMM: July 5, 2001
Typhoon Utor hits Taiwan on its way towards mainland China. This data from TRMM was taken at about 6:45 UTC on July 5, 2001. Isosurfaces are: Yellow=0.5 inches-hour, Green=1.0 inches-hour, Red=2.0 inches-hour on rainfall rates.
Hurricane Ivan Rainfall Structure on September 13, 2004
This animation zooms down to TRMMs view of Hurricane Ivan on September 13, 2004. It looks underneath of the storms clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inches of rain and Red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour.
Hurricane Ivan Rain Accumulation September 2-19, 2004 (close view)
This animation shows rain accumulation between Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Ivan. The green path is the path Hurricane Frances took between August 25, 2004, and September 9, 2004. The red path is Hurricane Ivan from September 2, 2004, to September 19, 2004.
Lake Chad Evaporation 1973 to 1987
Lake Chad Disappearing between 1963 and 1997: Located on the edge of the Sahara and bordering four countries--Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger--the immense area of this land locked lake has nearly disappeared in recent years. Persistent drought has caused the lake to drop from its former sixth place position in the list of worlds largest lakes; it is now one tenth its former size. The basin of the lake is not naturally deep, so the surface area of the lake tended to spread out, keeping the tot
The SC2002 Conference Opening Video
This video introduced the latest in high-performance computing and communications and the best of host city Baltimore to keynote address attendees at the Super Computing 2002 (SC2002) conference on Tuesday, November 19, 2002.
Close-up view of Hurricane Isabel, September 14, 2003
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on board NASAs Aqua satellite captured Hurricane Isabel on September 14, 2003.
Washington Fawn Peak Complex Fire - July 29, 2003
Push-in to the Fawn Peak Complex fire in Washington.
The First Day In The Life of Aqua-MODIS
In its first day of operations, June 24, 2002, Aqua-MODIS observed significant Earth events occurring all over the globe. As Super Typhoon Chataan was rapidly approaching Japan, there was severe flooding in southeast Texas and a vast, thick pall of smoke from Canadian wildfires blanketed almost the entire U.S. East Coast. MODIS collected and beamed to Earth these images in very near real-time.
Fires over the Western US during 2002 with Still Camera
This animation shows fire activity over the Western US during the summer of 2002. The fires are shown as tiny particles with each particle depicting the site at which a fire was detected. Daily fires are displayed at a rate of 5 days per second. The particles fade over 3.4 seconds and change color as they age from red to orange, yellow and grey. A clock inset indicates the date.
Southern California Fires, October 27, 2003
This visualization shows the Southern California and Mexican fires as seen by Aqua-MODIS on October 27, 2003.
Western Fires (short version)
Western Fires (short version). August 6, 2000
U.S. Day Ahead: Citi reports, expectations low
July 14 - StarMine is predicting an upside surprise for Citi when it reports earnings, but investors are concerned over the investment bank's weak trading volume in the second quarter despite promising loan and revenue growth.
Mt. Etna, Sicily (push in)
Mt. Etna erupts, and SeaWiFS captures it from space
Hanford: An Overview
This is the Emmy Award-winning first chapter of The Hanford Story, a multimedia presentation that provides an overview of the Hanford Site—its history, today's cleanup activities, and a glimpse into the possibilities of future uses of the 586-square-mile government site in southeast Washington State.