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Shaping Cape Cod

Sun, 2015-08-30 18:44


Winds and wave refraction give the area around Provincetown a distinctive hook shape.

Watching the Rivers Flow on Greenland

Sun, 2015-08-30 18:44


A summer field campaign examines the hydrology of the water streaming across the top of the ice sheet.

Signs of Katrina Linger in the Marshes

Sun, 2015-08-30 18:44


Ten years after the storm made landfall, a record of Katrina’s fury remains in the marshes surrounding Delacroix.

Mad River Complex, California

Sun, 2015-08-30 18:44


After burning for almost a month, this wildfire complex in northwest California was 65 percent contained.

Typhoons Goni and Atsani

Sun, 2015-08-30 18:44


Two typhoons spun over the western North Pacific near Japan.

Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA

Sun, 2015-08-30 18:44


Sea level rise is not just an academic concern for NASA satellites and scientists. With two-thirds of its infrastructure and assets situated on the coast, the agency has first-hand experience with the effects of rising waters.