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NASA measures aerosols from western fires

As Americans observed Independence Day, wildfires continued to burn across the western United States, including wildfires in Colorado and the Fontenelle Fire in Wyoming. Wildfire smoke affected large parts ...

Jul 09, 2012 not rated yet 0

Curvy mountain belts

Mountain belts on Earth are most commonly formed by collision of one or more tectonic plates. The process of collision, uplift, and subsequent erosion of long mountain belts often produces profound global effects, including ...

Jun 29, 2012 4.6 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

End of Winter: How 2012 snow stacks up

The mild winter of 2012 has many people asking, "Where's the snow?" These two snow cover maps show the difference between snow extent on March 3, 2011, and March 5, 2012. The maps were compiled from data collected ...

Mar 14, 2012 3.8 / 5 (5) 0