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25 Oct 2017 description

By Ray Mwareya, in New York 25 October 2017

Top officials from the World Meteorological Agency (WTA) U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today previewed the upcoming launch and mission of the Joint Polar Satellite System, (JPSS-1) the first in a series of four advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites that will extend the prediction of global extreme weather events to seven days for all countries from Africa to Asia. 

18 Aug 2016 description

July 2016 was the warmest July in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

Because the seasonal temperature cycle peaks in July, it means July 2016 also was warmer than any other month on record. July 2016’s temperature was a statistically small 0.1 degrees Celsius warmer than previous warm Julys in 2015, 2011 and 2009.

21 Oct 2015 description

Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water -- sometimes 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (2 to 3 degrees Celsius) higher than normal -- develops across the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to create a natural short-term climate change event. This warm condition, known as El Niño, affects the local aquatic environment, but also spurs extreme weather patterns around the world, from flooding in California to droughts in Australia. This winter, the 2015-16 El Niño event will be better observed from space than any previous El Niño.

31 Aug 2015 description

BANGKOK, August 31, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

12 Jan 2012 description

WASHINGTON -- A new study led by a NASA scientist highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production.

15 Dec 2010 description

According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and shown in this series of maps, the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8°Celsius (1.4°Fahrenheit) since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per decade.

01 Oct 2002 description

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15 May 2000 description

This image is provided by the Global Inventory Monitoring and Modeling Systems (GIMMS) group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Branch. NDVI data is derived from measurements made by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument on board NOAA's polar orbiting satellites.

15 Apr 2000 description

This image is provided by the Global Inventory Monitoring and Modeling Systems (GIMMS) group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Branch. NDVI data is derived from measurements made by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument on board NOAA's polar orbiting satellites.

15 Mar 2000 description

This image is provided by the Global Inventory Monitoring and Modeling Systems (GIMMS) group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Branch. NDVI data is derived from measurements made by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument on board NOAA's polar orbiting satellites.

15 Feb 2000 description

This image is provided by the Global Inventory Monitoring and Modeling Systems (GIMMS) group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Branch. NDVI data is derived from measurements made by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument on board NOAA's polar orbiting satellites.

15 Jan 2000 description

The "combined" Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI - NDVI) image shows Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies (around) and NDVI (for) Africa during January 2000. The upper part of the legend shows SST anomalies (Blues are -ve SST departures, reds are +ve SST departures). As you can note there is a large pool of warm water off the coast of Southern Africa on the order of +1.0 to + 2..0 deg. C above normal) even off the coast off Namibia where the cold upwelling Bangeula current is usually dominant.

15 Dec 1999 description

The above image shows differences from long-term average (1982-1999) of the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) for Africa, December 1999. NDVI is simply a measure of vegetation "greenness". This data is used to asses levels of vegetation stress or vigor (productivity). Areas color coded as green show above normal NDVI levels, yellow - near  ormal/normal or no change, browns and reds shows below normal NDVI (drought). For December 1999, areas in N.W.