Amplified Fire Occurrences in Response to Drought and Vegetation Stress in the Western Ghats of India
This study demonstrates the importance of the intensity and severity of drought in contributing to anomalous fire events, an important driver of global fire regimes. While spatial and temporal analysis of fires’ response to droughts indicates the vulnerability of all land cover types, the primary wet evergreen and secondary moist deciduous forests are particularly at risk.
July 17th, 2013
Originally published by NASA Earth Observatory - The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of Typhoon Soulik over the western Pacific Ocean on July 9, 2013.
Originally published by Science Daily - NASA's 2013 Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel or HS3 mission will investigate whether Saharan dust and its associated warm and dry air, known as the Saharan Air Layer or SAL, favors or suppresses the development of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean.
By midcentury, snowfall on Los Angeles–area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent less than it was at the end of the 20th century, according to a new study.
- Unseasonably heavy rains produced the highest flood waters since 2002 along the Elbe River.
Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - Saharan storms can send plumes of dust drifting north toward Europe. Precipitation helps pull the particles down, sometimes creating bizarre shades of rain and snow that have attracted attention for millennia.