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Harnessing crowds to analyze clouds

( —When it comes to analyzing hurricanes and other tropical cyclones, lack of data isn't the problem. Scientists have 30 years' worth of satellite images of these massive storms. However, what they don't have is ...

dateOct 30, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Smoke and haze over China

Smoke and haze hang over a large portion of eastern China in this image captured by the Aqua satellite on October 29, 2014. China uses the method of "slash and burn" agriculture to rid their fields of leftover plants. Farmers ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires in the southern United States

In this image taken by the Aqua satellite of the southern United States actively burning areas as detected by MODIS's thermal bands are outlined in red. Each red hot spot is an area where the thermal detectors on the MODIS ...

dateOct 23, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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