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Grímsvotn Volcano Plume

This amazing NASA MODIS satellite photo captures Iceland’s most active volcano, Grímsvötn erupting on May 22, 2011. The image shows the ash column rising above cloud level,  casting a shadow to the west.  A brown plume of volcanic ash shrouds the southern … Continue reading

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Midwest storm system captured by satellite

This GOES East satellite photo, taken on May 22, 2011 shows storm clouds above the US Midwest. The image captures the weather system just moments before it spawned a deadly tornado that ripped a 4 mile long path through the … Continue reading

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New Icelandic volcano eruption

Grímsvötn, Iceland’s most active volcano, started erupting Saturday May 21, 2011.  Local flights have been grounded, and  airlines have been warned the plume of volcanic ash could reach Scotland in a couple of days. The image above  shows the eruption cloud drifting … Continue reading

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Mapping the North Carolina tornado outbreak

The United States National Weather Service has released a preliminary report mapping out the tracks of the deadly tornadoes which battered North Carolina on April 16, 2011. The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) rates the strength of tornadoes. Higher numbers … Continue reading

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58,398 tornadoes mapped

Spring marks the start of the peak season for tornadoes in the USA. Several states have already had severe storm warnings this year. Using the NCDC storm database, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) visualization lab put together a … Continue reading

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Daily Mail Map Projection Fail

A few weeks ago the British tabloid had a report screaming ‘World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice‘. At first glance, the NASA composite satellite image they base the story around … Continue reading

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New Image Showing Record US Snow Cover

A newly released image from NASA based on MODIS data from the Terra satellite, showing in detail the incredible extent of the snow coverage across the contiguous US states in January 2011. White areas were entirely covered with snow for … Continue reading

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