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The Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.
NASA's Earth Observatory; satellite images of what's happening to our planet
The variations of global maps is striking.
A direct Quote states "This collection of images features the strongest hurricane...cyclone..or typhoon from any ocean during each year of the past decade includes storms both famous--or infamous--and obscure" Unquote...Tell you what they look pretty ferocious storms at that
NASA's Earth Observatory Website. Found on Gladsdotter's pages.
Atafu Atoll, Tokelau, Soutern Pacific Ocean:
"At roughly eight kilometers wide, Atafu Atoll is the smallest of three atolls and one island (Nukunonu and Fakaofo Atolls to the southeast and Swains Island to the south are not shown) comprising the Tokelau Islands group located in the southern Pacific Ocean.
(...) The typical ring shape of the atoll is the result of coral reefs building up around a former volcanic island. Over geologic time, the central volcano has subsided beneath the water surface, leaving the fringing reefs and a central lagoon that contains submerged coral reefs. Erosion and soil development on the surfaces of the exposed fringing reefs have formed tan to light-brown beach deposits (southern and western sides of the atoll) and allowed vegetation to take root (northern and eastern sides of the atoll).
(...) The approximate elevation of Atafu Atoll is only two meters above the tidal high-water level. Vulnerability to tropical cyclones and potential sea level rise make the long-term habitability of the atoll uncertain."
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Plankton bloom surround Chatham Islands:
"On November 15, 2008, a bloom of plant-like organisms known as phytoplankton encircled the Chatham Islands, which are in the southern Pacific Ocean about 800 kilometers east of New Zealand. Like plants, these organisms contain chlorophyll and other light-harvesting pigments for photosynthesis. The pigments change the way the surface of the ocean reflects and absorbs sunlight, creating colorful swirls that trace the location of the bloom. The very bright blue color of the bloom in the east suggests that it contained a kind of phytoplankton called coccolithophores. These plankton have a chalky (calcium carbonate) coating that is very reflective."
More Scientific Perspectives on the Earth Changes
Explorer 1 - 50 Years! :-)
The beauty of human curiosity.
Vanvogt has expressed my thoughts.
Great source of current information about Earth science. But what I like best is looking at the thousands of beautiful hi-res images of Mother Earth from low earth orbit.
NASA informations about the planet we are living on
the Earth Observatory
collection of important info from NASA
Wow on Wow Photos of Earth from Space
A great portal and reference site
I like documentaries. I guess I can turn off the tv and just wander about this site for quite awhile.
Tax dollars very well spent.
NASA Earth Observatory