(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Northeastern Texas has borne the brunt of Tropical Depression Imelda’s heavy rainfall and NASA estimated that rainfall with an algorithm that incorporates data from satellites and observations.
Loki, the largest volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io, erupts on a more or less regular schedule. Planetary scientists are predicting an eruption this month. Here’s what we know.
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The sea-ice extent in the Arctic is nearing its annual minimum at the end of the melt season in September. Only circa 3.9 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean are covered by sea ice any more, according to researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the University of Bremen.
(University of Kansas) A University of Kansas study in the journal Ecohydrology headed by Gabriel de Oliveira gives important context to the fires burning big swaths of the Amazon today.
(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) The largest effort ever to tag and track shortfin mako sharks off the West Coast has found that they can travel nearly 12,000 miles in a year. The sharks range far offshore, but regularly return to productive waters off Southern California, an important feeding and nursery area for the species.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it’s the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its intensity and the speed at which it spreads. Over the past several decades, as the world has increasingly warmed, so has its potential to burn.
Astronomers have found evidence for a possible exomoon orbiting a gas giant planet 550 light-years away. If they’re interpreting the evidence correctly, this moon would be a place of destruction, even more volcanically active than Jupiter’s famous volcanic moon, Io.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and looked at comma-shaped Tropical Storm Faxai in infrared light.