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NASA Hurricane Resources Available for 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

05.23.2016
NASA has a variety of resources for reporters covering 2016's Atlantic Ocean and Eastern and Central Pacific hurricane seasons.

Roanu (was 91B/01B) - Northern Indian Ocean

05.23.2016
On May 21 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued their final warning on Tropical Cyclone Roanu as it made landfall near Chittagong, Bangladesh..

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.

Hubble Sees a Swarm of Ancient Star Clusters around a Galaxy

05.20.2016
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows star clusters encircling a galaxy, like bees buzzing around a hive.

Early Breakup of the Beaufort Sea Ice

05.20.2016
Every spring, the expansive pack of sea ice that coats the Beaufort Sea during the winter starts to thin and break up when the spring sunlight arrives and temperatures rise.

NASA’s KORUS-OC Campaign Takes to Seas

05.19.2016
In a South Korean port, two research ships are being equipped with instruments that will measure sunlight interacting with the ocean and capture the microscopic life that ebbs/flows with the currents.

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.

Warm Seas Lead to Extensive Coral Bleaching

05.19.2016
The past two years have been the two hottest in the global temperature record, and coral reefs around the world are suffering because of it.

Widespread Warmth Envelops Greenland

05.18.2016
April in Greenland is typically very cold, though some years buck the trend.

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.

GPM Satellite Measures Extreme Sri Lanka Rainfall

05.16.2016
Over the past few days a tropical low dropped very heavy rain while moving over Sri Lanka and southern India.

Fort McMurray Fires Continue in Alberta

05.16.2016
On May 12, 2016, a total of 17 wildfires were still burning in the vicinity of Fort McMurray, Canada. Provincial authorities still considered one of those fires to be “out of control.”

Hubble Spies a Spiral Snowflake

05.13.2016
Together with irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies make up approximately 60 percent of the galaxies in the local universe. However, despite their prevalence, each spiral galaxy is unique.

Hubble Catches Views of a Jet Rotating with Comet 252P/LINEAR

05.12.2016
This sequence of images taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed by Earth. The visit was one of the closest encounters between a comet and our planet.

NASA Satellite Data Could Help Reduce Flights Sidelined by Volcanic Eruptions

05.12.2016
A volcano erupting and spewing ash into the sky can cover nearby areas under a thick coating of ash and can also have consequences for aviation safety.

GPM Measures Deadly Flooding Rainfall in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

05.11.2016
Over the past week extreme rainfall caused flooding that resulted in the deaths of four in Haiti and the evacuation of over 2500 people in the Dominican Republic.

Studying Smoke Above the Clouds

05.11.2016
Researchers are constantly browsing new satellite data and imagery delivered by NASA’s Earth-observing satellites for new data that may help answer questions within the scientific community.

Signs of an Eruption on Bristol Island

05.10.2016
If a volcano erupts and there is no one there to see it, did it really erupt?

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.

Wildfires Break Out in Ontario

05.10.2016
Wildfires have broken out on the Manitoba/Ontario border and NASA’s Aqua imaged them

Fort McMurray Wildfire Continues to Burn

05.09.2016
The wildfire continues to burn in the Fort McMurray area and NASA satellites continue to image the area.

Going with the Flow

05.08.2016
When Landsat 8 captured this image of Heard Island, just the highest point on the island was visible through the sheet of marine stratocumulus clouds swirling over this part of the Furious Fifties.

Heat Fuels Fire at Fort McMurray

05.07.2016
In early May 2016, a destructive wildfire burned through Canada’s Fort McMurray in the Northern Alberta region. Windy, dry, and unseasonably hot conditions all set the stage for the fire.
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