Landsat captures images of eruption at Klyuchevskaya


Originally Published by EarthSky- NASA has just released images of the ongoing 2013 eruption at Klyuchevskaya, one of Russia’s tallest and most active volcanoes. The new Landsat 8 satellite – launched into orbit last February 11 – captured the images on October 20, 2013.

Ozone Hole 2013


Originally Published by NASA – Ozone depletion was significant in 2013, but less than the long-term average.

Live Fuel Moisture Content Derived from Remote Sensing Estimates in Temperate Shrublands and Grasslands

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The paper proposes a new approach to estimating live fuel moisture content, a key variable in fire danger assessment. Our proposed model uses an alternative inversion procedure based on the look-up table technique. The model outperforms already-published Mediterranean models in estimated moisure content in the temperate grassland and shrubland of Spain’s Eurosiberian ecosystem.

Get ready! Comet ISON to sweep closely past Mars on October 1

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Originally Published by EarthSky -On Tuesday (October 1, 2013), this year’s most anticipated comet – Comet ISON – will sweep closely past the Red Planet Mars. It’ll be on its way to a Thanksgiving Day (November 28) encounter with the sun, and hopefully to a good showing in Earth’s night sky.

Toxic Algae in Lake Erie

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Originally Published by NASA -The waters of Lake Erie seem to glow green in this image taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on September 26, 2013.

An icy visitor

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Originally Published ESA- ESA’s space missions are getting ready to observe an icy visitor to the inner Solar System: Comet ISON, which might also be visible in the night sky later this year as a naked eye object.