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A Dusty Day in Northeastern China

A low-pressure system lifted sand and dust from the Gobi Desert and darkened skies in Beijing.

Low Water Level on Lake Kariba

Altimetry satellites including Sentinel-6A/Michael Frelich have measured the water level at Lake Kariba—the world’s largest reservoir and a major source of electricity in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The data show that since 2022, the lake level has dropped sharply.

Joint NASA, CNES Water-Tracking Satellite Reveals First Stunning Views

The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission – led by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) – has sent back some of its first glimpses of water on the planet’s surface, showing ocean currents like the Gulf Stream in unprecedented detail.

Arctic Sea Ice Below Average in Winter 2023

The end-of-winter sea ice extent in March 2023 was the fifth lowest in the satellite record.

Freddy Delivers Another Blow

The storm’s arrival in Malawi and Mozambique unleashed destructive floods and mudslides.

Wendy Bohon: From Actress, to Scientist, to Communications Specialist

Dr. Wendy Bohon combines her passions for communication and science to help fellow NASA scientists learn how to better share their excitement for science with the world.

Precipitation Piles on in California

Successive atmospheric rivers in March dropped even more rain and snow throughout the state.

How Dust Affects the World’s Health

NASA research finds that a combination of windblown dust and human-caused particle pollution was associated with nearly 3 million premature deaths in 2019.

NASA Uses 30-Year Satellite Record to Track and Project Rising Seas

Observations from space show that the rate of sea level rise is increasing. Knowing where and how much rise is happening can help coastal planners prepare for future hazards. Since satellites began observing sea surface height in 1993 , the average global sea level has increased by 3.6 inches (9.1 cm), according to NASA’s Sea Level Change Team.

Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Another Record Low

The long-term trend for sea ice in the south is still flat, while the global trend points downward.

To Celebrate Women’s History Month, NCCS Spotlights the Career of Dr. Chelsea Parker from NASA’s Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory

To honor and celebrate Women's History Month, this story focuses on the unique journey of one of NASA Goddard’s most versatile, adventurous, high-energy, and hard-working research scientists, Dr. Chelsea Parker — in her own words. Parker uses NCCS high-performance computing resources to study the atmosphere and ice in polar regions.

Warming Makes Droughts, Extreme Wet Events More Frequent, Intense

Scientists have predicted that droughts, floods will become more frequent and severe as our planet warms and climate changes, but measuring this on regional scales has proven difficult.

Floods Swamp Australia’s Northern Territory

Days of rain have swollen rivers and lakes in the sparsely populated territory.

Flooded Rice Fields in Louisiana

The low-lying alluvial plain of the Mississippi River Valley is home to much of the nation’s rice farms.

For the Longest Time

Tropical Cyclone Freddy, an unusually long-lived storm, wandered in the Indian Ocean for more than a month.

NASA To Measure Forest Health from Above

Using hyperspectral and shortwave IR cameras, uncrewed aircraft and satellites could analyze forest canopy light to investigate the health of forests.

NASA Space Mission Takes Stock of Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Countries

A NASA Earth-observing satellite has helped researchers track carbon dioxide emissions for more than 100 countries around the world.

Landslides in São Paulo, Brazil

After torrential rains, satellite images revealed widespread landslides in the Brazilian state’s coastal municipality of São Sebastião.

Ozone-measuring Instrument on NOAA-21 Satellite Captures its First Images

An ozone-measuring instrument on the recently launched NOAA-21 satellite has opened its doors and gathered data for its first global image.

Saving a Forest of One

Overgrazing by deer poses a threat to a giant quaking aspen tree colony in Utah—one of the largest organisms in the world.

NASA-Funded Scientists Estimate Carbon Stored in African Dryland Trees

With the help of artificial intelligence and high-resolution satellite images, scientists mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa’s drylands to assess the amount of carbon stored outside of the continent’s dense tropical forests. Having an accurate tree carbon estimate is essential for climate change projections.

Dust Blows Across the U.S. Southwest

In the wake of a cold front, strong winds lofted dust into the air over northern Mexico, eastern New Mexico, and northwestern Texas.

Snow in Southern California

A powerful late-February storm brought blizzard conditions to areas near Los Angeles.

Dark Nights in Antakya

In the days after strong earthquakes struck Türkiye, significant destruction left many areas without electric power.

Flooding Along the Orontes River

Some towns and farmland were flooded after powerful earthquakes and heavy rains struck areas of Türkiye and Syria.

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