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When airplanes pass through clouds with supercooled water droplets, they can leave distinctive holes in their wake.
Intense explosions at the summit sent avalanches of ash and mud racing down the southeastern flank of the Indonesian volcano.
The light show dipped south of the Arctic Circle, where it was especially bright over northeastern Canada.
NASA announced Monday it intends to cancel development of its GeoCarb mission, and instead implement a plan for pursuing alternate options to measure and observe greenhouse gases.
A pair of NASA scientists have an unconventional hobby—searching through atmospheric data to find the rare moment when faces swirl up in their data.
The depleted area of the ozone layer over the South Pole was slightly smaller than last year and generally continued the overall shrinking trend of recent years.
The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached an average area of 8.9 million square miles this fall, an area slightly smaller than last year and generally continuing the overall shrinking trend of recent years.
The annual Antarctic ozone hole reached an average area of 8.9 million square miles this fall, an area slightly smaller than last year and generally continuing the overall shrinking trend of recent years.
The mission’s fleet of ship, aircraft, and marine robotics will study ocean eddies and other elusive features near the surface that have a big influence on climate.
NASA and Google broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making.
This data visualization shows the global distribution and variation of the concentration of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide observed by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the NASA Aqua spacecraft over a 20 year timespan. One obvious feature that we see in the data is a continual increase in... Read More
As scientists and engineers at NASA have their eyes set on the Moon again, so too do the astronauts.
Astronauts viewed the layers of the atmosphere while orbiting over the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Data Sources: Trends in Athmospheric Methane by NOAA. The visualizations featured on this page utilize the complete record from the Globally averaged marine surface monthly mean data for the period July 1983-March 2022 (accessed: August 4, 2022). Within the data record the globally averaged... Read More