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On June 30, crews successfully completed the first fully integrated powered testing of the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO), instrument on Intelsat IS40e at Maxar Technologies' satellite manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California.
Researchers with SERVIR created a web-based tool that integrates NASA satellite data with observations from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
A strange cloud exhibiting a cartoonish shape has a simple meteorological explanation.
This month, NASA is launching the first two of six small satellites to study the formation and development of tropical cyclones almost every hour – about four to six times more often than is possible with current satellites.
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
Overshooting tops and above-anvil cirrus plumes are clues that an especially destructive thunderstorm is brewing below.  
A massive, early season wildfire that continues to burn in northern New Mexico generated a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder helps researchers predict weather, analyze air pollution, monitor volcanoes, and track a changing climate. And there’s more.
A dust storm over the Eastern Mediterranean was accompanied by thunderstorms that also brought hail and flash floods.
Strong winds stir up some compelling cloud patterns west and south of the continent.
Using the complete record of Mauna Loa CO2 monthly mean data, the timeplot featured on this page displays the ongoing Keeling’s research and observations: the monthly average of atmospheric CO2 concentration values, which show the seasonal cycle of CO2 (jagged/wavy red line) and the seasonally-... Read More
This webpage provides a wide aspect ratio version of: Global Carbon Dioxide 2020-2021, released on November 2, 2021. This version has been created for wide aspect ratio display systems with resolution up to 9600x3240. It is recommended to use content from this version for display systems with 16:... Read More
A high-pressure region combined with a passing frontal system off the South African coast to create an eye-catching gap in the clouds.
The COVID-19-related lockdowns granted scientists an unexpected and detailed glimpse as to how human activities impact atmospheric composition. Two recent studies, one focusing on nitrogen oxide and the other examining CO2 concentrations, were able to detect the atmospheric ‘fingerprint’ of the... Read More