NASA Aerosol Map Displays The Magnificence Of Nature’s Rage Amid Storms And Fires

NASA Aerosol Map Displays The Magnificence Of Nature's Rage Amid Storms And Fires



From a ground-level viewpoint, blistering wildfires and diverse types of the storm are frightening views of nature’s power. However, observed from space, via the correct (computer-improved) eyes, they are all stuff of magnificence. NASA revealed an image of Earth displaying the aerosols that were whirling through the atmosphere of our planet.

Aerosols are fragments of liquids and solids that twirl through the air we inhale. In general, they are imperceptible to the naked eye. However, when, for instance, when a windstorm puffs dust throughout the desert or a fire discharges ash into the atmosphere, those unseen aerosols are made noticeable.

In the image of NASA, one can observe how industrial areas and fires, mainly in Africa and North America, liberated black carbon particles that highlighted those areas in a reddish-orange mist. Dust storms in Asia and Africa are displayed in purple, whereas sea-salt aerosol incited by the Pacific cyclones is changing shades of light blue.

As per NASA, the visualizations are generated by Earth-observing satellites that map (among other stuff) the flows and ebbs of aerosol in our environment. The imaging model is dubbed the Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing (or, GEOS FP)—however, the effects articulate for themselves.

The dense area of orange/red intense in North America’s western half is an indication of the wildfires that have been rampant in that area of the country for huge fractions of the summer. Moreover, in the tropical cyclones, one can contract an understanding of the weather patterns that result in storms that carry on lashing Hawaii even now.

In another report, the US space agency has confirmed the presence of ice at the Moon’s poles. NASA stated that the information from its Moon Mineralogy Mapper verified the finding. The mapper was hauled to the Moon by the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft of Indian Space Research Organization.

Karen Clifford

Karen Clifford graduated from UAB 2010.  Karen grew up in Mobile, but moved to Birmingham for her studies.  Karen has written for several major publications including the Birmingham Post-Herald.  Karen is a community reporter and also covers stories important to the people of the Alabama.

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