Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NASA's Updated Worldview

NASA has updated the EOSDIS Worldview interactive map to make it easier to find satellite imagery for recent natural events around the world. It allows you to quickly find NASA satellite imagery for natural events which can be seen from space, such as hurricanes, wildfires, icebergs, algal blooms and volcanic eruptions.

Links to the imagery of recent natural events can be found under the 'Events' tab in the map sidebar. The map's URL updates when you move the map, which means it is easy to share links to the  imagery for specific recent events. For example here are links to imagery of Hurricane Maria, the Agung Volcano in Indonesia and the recent iceberg which broke from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf.

The events listed in the sidebar are only the ones available in the current map view. If you can't see an event try zooming out so that more of the Earth is visible on the map. Sometimes cloud cover might result in no imagery being available for the most recent events. It can sometimes help to look under a different date.

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