NASA | Earth from Orbit 2013

A fleet of orbiting satellites monitors Earth constantly. The satellites from NASA and other space agencies give us a fresh, wide perspective on things that we can see from the ground — and things that we can’t.

A look back at Earth in 2013 from the viewpoint of orbit reveals the kind of data gathering and technical achievement that are the reason NASA puts Earth-observing satellites in space. A visualization of satellite and computer model data shows how a cloud of dust from the Chelyabinsk meteor moved around the world. NASA satellites measured the intensity of wildfires, the salinity of the oceans and rainfall around the globe — whether it was too little or too much.
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Imagery used in this video, in order:
Views of a Distant Earth

Earth and Moon

Current Earth Observing Fleet

Term3_ISS From Night to Day to Night Again

Astronaut View of Fires in Colorado

Extensive Ice Fractures in the Beaufort Sea

Dune Movement Around Aorounga

San Francisco Region at Night

Whiting Event, Lake Ontario

Dust Plumes over the Mediterranean

Mt. St. Helens

El Paso

Close-Up of Flooding in Mozambique

Drought Dries Elephant Butte Reservoir

Oklahoma Tornadoes

Floods in Colorado

Pavlof Volcano

Swirling Sediment Reveals Erosive Power of New England Storm

Never at Rest: The Air over Los Angeles

Measuring Soil Moisture from Space

Antarctic Bedrock

Seeing Photosynthesis from Space

Greenland’s Mega Canyon

Chelyabinsk Bolide Plume as seen by NPP and NASA Models

Narrated Distributed Water Balance of the Nile Basin

NEO Observations (various)

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Originally posted 2014-04-21 18:58:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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