Researchers have recently been using NASA satellite data to monitor the spread and quality of pasturelands and to estimate how many cattle those lands can support.
Unseasonably warm temperatures swept across the United Kingdom and much of Europe in February 2019. The month started with snow and freezing temperatures in the United Kingdom, but provisional statistics from the UK Met Office indicate February 2019 was the second warmest February on record for the country. England, Scotland, and Wales all recorded their warmest meteorological winter days and hottest February days since record-keeping began in 1910.
Cracks growing across Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf are poised to release an iceberg with an area about twice the size of New York City. It is not yet clear how the remaining ice shelf will respond following the break, posing an uncertain future for scientific infrastructure and a human presence on the shelf that was first established in 1955. The image, from the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows the area on 23 January, 2019.
15 February 2019
The rapid evolution of Egypt's Nile Delta over the last four years, as viewed from ESA's Proba-V microsatellite. Think of it as a small token of our love for planet Earth: just a cubic metre in size, Proba-V maps land cover and vegetation growth across the entire world every two days.
With Valentine's Day in mind, Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you this image which captures the beauty of the little heart-shaped island of Moorea in the South Pacific.
TerraSAR-X acquired these high resolution images showing the completely transformed Anak Krakatau volcano, which generated the devastating tsunami on 22 December, 2018.
Large fires fuelled by extremely dry and hot conditions have been burning for almost two weeks in central and southeast Tasmania, the southernmost state of Australia. This image was acquired on 28 January 2019, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.
Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River. This image was captured on 7 January 2018.
The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us along the lower reaches of the brown, sediment-rich Uruguay River. Here, the river forms the border between Argentina and Uruguay and is the site of the Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay wetlands.
This Proba-V 300m image from 19 November 2018, shows the Pine Island iceberg, located south of the Hudson Mountains on West-Antarctica.
Copernicus Sentinel-2A takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2,800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country.
While a winter storm brought sudden snow and power outages to parts of the U.S. Southeast on 9 December, 2018, a break in the clouds that day revealed a wintry landscape around the Midwest and Great Lakes. The VIIRS on Suomi NPP acquired this natural-colour image around 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (18:30 Universal Time).
Copernicus Sentinel-1 takes us over Mexico City. This striking image has been created using three acquisitions from 28 July, 27 August and 26 September 2018, overlaid in red, green and blue, respectively.
As sea ice around Russia's New Siberian Islands thins and breaks-up each summer, it takes on the appearance of stained glass. This image was acquired by Landsat 8's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on 27 June, 2018.
SPOT 6 captured this false-colour image on 12 November 2018 of the devastating wildfires in the U.S. state of California.
On 1 November, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-colour view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas.
CloudSat passed over the eye of typhoon Yutu, as the storm approached the Philippines, on 28 October, 2018.
Copernicus Sentinel-2B takes us over Kyoto and Osaka, Japan in this image, which was captured on 11 May 2018.
Looking down on the desert vistas of the southwestern United States, an astronaut took this photograph of a short section of the Colorado River on 14 April 2017.
A potent storm is poised to hit Mexico. In this nighttime image acquired at 3:50 a.m. local time (08:50 Universal Time) on 22 October 2018, Hurricane Willa appears off of the country's Pacific Coast.
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