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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
A new study uses data from the ECOSTRESS instrument aboard the space station to better understand why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.
Scientists and regulators are using satellite data and custom models from NASA to help monitor ozone pollution.
Both planets face dust storms—and the occasional flight delays that come with them.
Even when viewed from space, sunsets lead to an interesting play of light in the atmosphere.
Designed to analyze airborne dust to see how it might affect climate, the EMIT mission launches to the International Space Station on Thursday, July 14.
Ozone pollution assessments made for the Great Lakes region now include NASA satellite and other near-real time Earth observations.