Sarychev Peak eruption

From NASA's Earth Observatory: Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands, Russia. From the Earth Observatory description: A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. [...] Ash from the multi-day eruption has been …

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Drought and recovery

These images from the NASA Earth Observatory show areas of drought (brown = below average plant growth) and excess plant growth (green = above average plant growth). Northern Iraq is suffering a severe drought. Much of the country's grain is dependent on seasonal rainfall rather than irrigation: Grain-producing regions of Afghanistan, on the other hand, …

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Lake Powell images, 1999 to 2009

NASA's Earth Observatory has a series of images from 1999 to 2009 showing fluctuating water levels in Lake Powell in southeastern Utah. Lake Powell is formed by Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona. Earth Observatory has a "play" link to watch the images in played in order. From the description at …

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