Posted inRegional

Storms Filled 37 Percent of CA Snow-Water Deficit

January 28, 2017 – The “atmospheric river” weather patterns that pummeled California with storms from late December to late January may have recouped 37 percent of the state’s five-year snow-water deficit, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research using NASA satellite data. Researchers at the university’s Center for Water Earth Science and Technology (CWEST) […]

Posted inCalifornia

NASA’s AIRS Instrument Tracks Series of Storms Battering California

Jan. 16, 2017 – A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rains, heavy snowfall and flooding to California last week is highlighted in a new movie created with satellite data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. The animation can be viewed here: The images of atmospheric water vapor were […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

November 22, 2016 – Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what’s in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined. Scientists examined part of Mars’ Utopia Planitia region, in the mid-northern latitudes, with the orbiter’s ground-penetrating Shallow […]

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Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

September 2, 2016 – NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system’s gas-giant planets. Juno successfully executed the […]

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