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Tag: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

NASA Releases Visual Tour Of 10 Years Worth of Fires

NASA has released a series of video and still visualisations that show a decade’s worth of fires across the surface of Earth based on data gathered by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instruments on board NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.

Thailand Suffers Most Costly Flood in History – 10% of Annual Rice Crop Destroyed

The tropical tourist paradise of Thailand is currently suffering through enormously costly floods, resulting from a “weak” La NiΓ±a monsoon season. Following September’s extremely heavy rains — five feet of rain for the month — the monsoon season continues virtually unabated into this month, where it also coincided, last weekend, with the highest tides of the month. It is estimated that 10 % of the nation’s rice crop has been destroyed, so far, costing nearly 4 billion USD, and growing. This will have certain impact on global food prices (driving them higher) and on food security for tens of millions of people.

Lake Superior Surrounded by Fall Colours (Photo of the Day)

For those of you not living in North America or are stereotypically American and aren’t aware of the world beyond your own three metre personal space, Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, and can be seen beautifully surrounded by the beginnings of autumn colour.

Fires in Northeastern Australia Seen From Space (Photo of the Day)

Fires throughout the northeastern Australian state of Queensland have been captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on board NASA’s Terra satellite this past Sunday, with several blazes clearly visible due to the smoke pouring into the atmosphere and being swept northeast.

Phytoplankton Bloom in the Barents Sea (Photo of the Day)

This impressive shot from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite was captured on August 14, 2011 and shows a massive phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea, located north of Norway and Russia.

The Disc of Earth from Space (Photo of the Day)

NASA released this utterly breathtaking image of Earth as seen from space on October 17, 2000. You can clearly see North and South America thanks to the combined efforts two satellites.