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Fires in New Mexico and Arizona

06.20.2016
Fires are raging in Arizona and New Mexico.

Dust Over the Red Sea

06.18.2016
Dust storms over the Red Sea are not uncommon. This sea, after all, is surrounded by deserts.

Terra Satellite Spots Dog Head Fire in N.M.

06.17.2016
As of June 16, the Dog Head Fire in New Mexico had covered 16,000 acres.

Spring Colors in Lake Erie

06.16.2016
Seiches and whiting events and algae blooms are regular occurrences on Lake Erie. Each of these events can add swirls of color to the blue-green waters of the Great Lakes, as viewed from satellites.

Several Fires Burn in Arizona and New Mexico

06.15.2016
Dry tinder, naturally occurring weather, and hot weather make for dangerous conditions in the Southwest.

Devastating Fires Burn in Siberia

06.15.2016
Unprecedented warm weather in Siberia has led to devastating wildfires around Lake Baikal.

Agricultural Blazes Fire Up Central Africa

06.13.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image with the VIIRS instrument which detected hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa on June 13, 2016.

Bushfires in Northern Australia

06.13.2016
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image of bushfires in the Northwest Territories of Australia using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on June 13.

NASA Satellite Sees Smoke Streaming from Arizona's Jack Fire

06.10.2016
The Jack Fire in east-central Arizona continues to burn on June 10, and NASA's Aqua satellite saw smoke streaming from the fire from its orbit in space.

Does Dust Affect Water Levels of the Caspian Sea?

06.10.2016
With global climate change looming in the coming decades, researchers are attempting to understand all the factors that control the water level on the Caspian Sea.

Smoke Drifts Over Sea of Okhotsk from Kamchatka Fires

06.07.2016
Image of smoke from wildfires in southwest Kamchatka, Russia was acquired on June 06, 2016, by the Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument.

Central Africa By the Light of Agricultural Fires

06.07.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in Central Africa.

Wildfires in Arizona Still Burning

06.07.2016
Two wildfires in Arizona are being treated as prescribed fires in order to stimulate understory vegetation growth.

NASA Sees Mormon and Juniper Fires in Arizona

06.06.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of smoke streaming from the Mormon and Juniper fires between Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona, on June 5, 2016.

Fires in Angola, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo

06.06.2016
Widespread agricultural burning continues throughout central Africa, and smoke and fires were detected by the Suomi NPP satellite

Fort McMurray Fires Cause Air Quality Issues

05.25.2016
The air quality around the entire Fort McMurray region remains very poor. The Alberta Health Services has issued warnings for the entire area.

Fort McMurray Fires Still Spewing Smoke Over Alberta

05.24.2016
Firefighters in Alberta are grateful for and welcomed in the same weather than the North Atlantic residents of the United States have been dealing with and dreading for weeks.

NASA Sees Fires in Western Mexico

05.24.2016
The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke burning in western Mexico.

Wildfires in Eastern Russia

05.23.2016
Several wildfires are burning in eastern Russia and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the hotspots and smoke.

Central Africa Is Blanketed by Fires

05.19.2016
Each red dot represents an area of the earth that is hotter than the area surrounding it and is indicative of fire. Central Africa in this satellite image is teeming with red dots.

Fort McMurray Fire Sends Up Huge Columns of Smoke

05.17.2016
uge columns of smoke rise up from the myriad of fires in the Fort McMurray complex in Alberta, Canada.

Fires Around Lake Baikal in Russia

05.17.2016
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image of fires burning around Lake Baikal in Russia on May 15, 2016.

Bloom in the Black Sea

05.13.2016
NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of the Black Sea, a large inland body of water bordered by Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and Turkey.

Miguel Román - From City Lights to Climate Change

05.10.2016
Miguel Román is a research physical scientist who helps us see the world in new ways.

Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Trapped in Clouds

05.10.2016
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the clouds over Canada ensnaring the smoke from the wildfires.
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