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99L (Atlantic Ocean)

08.25.2016
NASA analyzed the rainfall and cloud heights in an area of low pressure designated as System 99L.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

08.25.2016
This Landsat 8 image show a segment of the barrier islands in the vicinity of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Olympic National Park Fires in Washington State

08.25.2016
The National Park Service reports that: "There are currently four small, lightning-caused fires burning in the Olympic National Park wilderness."

Lester (Eastern Pacific)

08.25.2016
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the eastern Pacific Ocean it looked at a newly developed tropical depression that would later strengthen into Tropical Storm Lester.

A Tale of Fire and Water

08.25.2016
Charles Ichoku wants to understand whether fires in sub-Saharan Africa are changing the timing and duration of rains. The viability of Lake Chad may depend on what his team finds.

Four Fires Plague Southern California

08.24.2016
Dry and hot weather conditions in the southern part of California as well as a spate of careless humans and lightning strikes have created an environment rife for fire outbreaks.

NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

08.24.2016
NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction.

Scores of Wildfires Crisscross Bolivia

08.24.2016
Wildfires are sweeping across Bolivia due to hot, dry weather and available tinder fuels.

NASA Global Hawk Flying to Tropical Storm Gaston

08.24.2016
Tropical Storm Gaston, here we come!

Flooding on the Ganges River

08.24.2016
In August 2016, heavy monsoon rains pushed the Ganges and other rivers in eastern and central India to the breaking point.

Capulin Volcano National Monument

08.24.2016
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. We are celebrating this milestone with a gallery of images.

NASA's WISE, Fermi Missions Reveal a Surprising Blazar Connection

08.24.2016
Astronomers studying distant galaxies powered by monster black holes have uncovered an unexpected link between two very different wavelengths of the light they emit, the mid-infrared and gamma rays.

NOAA’s GOES-R Arrives at NASA Kennedy for Launch Processing

08.23.2016
GOES-R arrived at Kennedy Space Center Aug. 22 aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo jet.

Fires in Idaho and Wyoming

08.23.2016
Wildfires have been plaguing the western part of the United States for the summer season and no state seems to be without incident including Idaho and Wyoming.

Increased Fire Comes with Increased Health Risks

08.23.2016
Wildfires pose a direct threat to human life and property in the western United States. According to a new study, they are likely to have a more insidious, indirect effect in the future.

14W (Northwest Pacific Ocean)

08.23.2016
The Northwestern Pacific Ocean has seen quite a number of tropical cyclones in the last two weeks and another has just formed north of Guam triggering warnings on several islands.

Gaston (Eastern Atlantic Ocean)

08.23.2016
Tropical Storm Gaston was forming in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm.

To Better Understand Mega-Eruptions, Just Add Water

08.23.2016
To correctly model the climate effects of a volcanic eruption, scientists need to include the atmospheric effects of erupted water vapor.

Several Wildfires Burning in Southern California

08.22.2016
Southern California has been hard hit by wildfires this summer and the spate of fires continues in the rain comprised state.

Maple Fire Threatens Western Edge of Yellowstone National Park

08.22.2016
The VIIRS instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite took this color-enhanced image of the Maple Fire in Wyoming, August 21, 2016.

NASA Establishes Contact With STEREO Mission

08.22.2016
On Aug. 21, 2016, contact was reestablished with one of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories after communications were lost on Oct. 1, 2014.

A Nearly Ice-Free Northwest Passage

08.20.2016
For most of the year, the Northwest Passage is frozen and impassible. But during the summer months, the ice melts and breaks up to varying degrees.

NASA Monitors the 'New Normal' of Sea Ice

08.19.2016
This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May. “A decade ago, this year’s sea ice extent would have set a new record low and by a fair amount," said NASA sea ice scientist Walt Meier. Now, "it’s the new normal."

Tropical Storm Kay (Eastern Pacific)

08.19.2016
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over tropical cyclone Kay as it was designated a depression in the Eastern Pacific and identified areas of strong convection.

NASA Global Hawk arrives on Virginia coast for hurricane flights

08.19.2016
The NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft touched down Friday morning at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia coast where scientists are preparing it for flights over Atlantic hurricanes.
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