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NASA's Aqua satellite shows wildfires in central Russia

 Intense heat wave in central Russia

On July 25, 2013 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured valuable images from the Khanty-Mansiyskiy and Yamal-Nenetskiy districts of R

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:44
latitude: 
62.477
longitude: 
69.6731

New Zealand: Satellite sees worst droughts in decades

Degree of drought in New Zealand seen from space.

Much of New Zealand had reached drought status when in mid-April 2013 it finally stated to rain.

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Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:12
latitude: 
-40.8761
longitude: 
175.737

MODIS: Detecting managed bush fires in Australia

MODIS acquired this image of dozens of managed fires

NASA's Aqua satellite with its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has acquired an image in Kimberly region on 10 April 2013, Australia showing dozens of managed fires.

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Fri, 12/04/2013 - 11:53
latitude: 
-28.7293
longitude: 
24.754

Bush fires in Australia: NASA satellite captures hot spots

large bush fires burning in southwestern Victoria on February 18, 2013

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image showing

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Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:34
latitude: 
-37.9207
longitude: 
145.123

Smog: Terra Satellite captures air pollution in China

Currently, China is experiencing one of the worst periods of air quality in recent history. Residents of Beijing and many other cities in China were warned to stay inside.

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Tue, 15/01/2013 - 14:03
latitude: 
39.904
longitude: 
116.408

NASA's satellite Aqua captures floods in Kenya

After floods isolated schools and villages in southeastern Kenya in early May 2012, affected more than 3,000 families in the region around Malindi, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 08:49
latitude: 
-3.21919
longitude: 
40.1169

Floods Slowly Recede around Bangkok

By late November 2011, floods were receding around Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, but only slowly.

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 14:52
latitude: 
13.7234
longitude: 
100.476

Ocean Temperatures Can Predict Amazon Fire Season Severity

GREENBELT, Md.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:07
latitude: 
38.9968
longitude: 
-76.8487

October 2011

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Thu, 10/11/2011

 

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Lake Sakakawea and Lake Mead Water Resources and Disasters

Current regional and global scale hydrological models, such as the Coupled Routing and Excess STorage (CREST) model, do not take into account the release and storage of water by man-made dams.

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:26
latitude: 
47.7966
longitude: 
-102.332