Satellites don't take videos; they capture still images. But in a new mosaic, 56 stills have been stitched together to present a seamless video flyover of what LDCM saw one day in April 2013. Read more
A field campaign called the Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) is taking place in eastern Iowa from May 1 to June 15, 2013. The goal is to evaluate how well rainfall data from the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission can be used for flood forecasting. GPM is scheduled for launch in early 2014. Read more
Prescribed fires should prevent blazes from raging out of control in one of Namibia’s most prized wildlife preserves. Read more
NASA scientists return to Greenland, not to investigate the ice but to learn more about the water trapped within the ice. Read more
Extreme storms such as Hurricane Sandy, Snowmageddon, and the tornadoes of 2011 have prompted questions about whether climate change is affecting the intensity of weather. Satellites, statistics, and scientific models are teaching us a lot about what we know and don't know about severe storms. Read more
Satellite images showing how our world— forests, oceans,
cities, even the Sun— has changed in recent decades.
The night side of Earth twinkles with light in these composite global and regional views.