The Great Lakes on the night of April 16, 2014, as seen by the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite.
NOAA’s national climate overview for March. (Source: NOAA National Climatic Data Center) The globe overall might have been quite warm in March, but here in the United States the picture was quite different.
NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of the wildfire that swept through Valparaiso, Chile at 11:10 am local time on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Although NASA pegs March as being the fourth warmest since record-keeping began in 1880, temperature patterns varied widely as is seen in the map.
A watercolor of the Rio Grande as it flows through Hatch, New Mexico alternates in this animated gif with a satellite image of the same area.
Two satellite images of Tropical Cyclone Ita alternate in this animation. Captured by the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite, the images show the storm just before it made landfall on Australia’s Queensland coast on April 11, 2014.
An animation of weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the past 12 weeks shows the development of warmer than normal waters in the eastern Pacific and near the International Date Line.
Satellite images of the northern portion of California’s Sierra Nevada acquired on March 24 in 2013 and 2014 show how much snowpack has shrunk.
Global climate change impacts. (For a full explanation, see below. Source: IPCC Working Group II Summary for Policymakers.) Here’s my take-away on the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was released today: Regardless of what you may hear on radio and television shout-fests masquerading as journalism, the best science leads to one simple conclusion: If we want to reduce the risks of significant climate change that would challenge our ability to adapt, we need to act now.
Satellite images released by the Australian government show possible objects floating in the Indian Ocean that could be wreckage from Malaysian Airlines flight 370.
Screenshot of an interactive map accessible from data.gov/climate showing expected inundation of areas of New York City based on different projections of sea level.
Two huge dust storms are visible in Colorado and Texas in this mosaic of satellite images captured on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by NASA’s Terra satellite.
The “What We Know” report about climate change issued today by the august American Association for the Advancement of Science is intended to persuade ordinary people that our climate really is changing, we’re largely responsible, and we need to do something about it.
NASA’s Terra satellite spied these streams of dust blowing south across Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico on March 11, 2014.
Something seems to be stirring in the western Pacific — a quickening that may herald the birth of El Niño.
It’s not every day that astronomers get to witness an asteroid crumbling into a bunch of glowing chunks hurtling through space.
NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of a powerful storm swirling off the coast of New Zealand on March 4.
A nighttime view captured by the Suomi NPP satellite stretching from Western Europe at left to East Asia at right.
A Google Earth image of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula, home of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. (Source: Google Earth) As I’m putting this post together, Ukraine has put its military on high alert, and Russian troops along with other forces have surrounded a number of Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula — home to Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet.
Check out this incredible photo of the snow squall just north of Toronto taken from the CTV Toronto chopper pic.twitter.com/z37h7mJ5Go — CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) February 27, 2014 I was planning to pack it up early today until I saw this amazing Twitpic on Mashable.