NASA satellite images capture the extreme climate events of 2020

With a deadly epidemic, 2020 also brought back memories of the severity of the global climate crisis facing – droughts, floods, heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes, continuing to disrupt lives for communities around the world, in addition to bringing challenges. By Covid-19.

Images of some of these climate events – visually stunning and delayed by the same measure – have been obtained by NASA’s Earth-Observation Satellites and a fleet of devices. International Space Station.

On this day last year, NASA’s medium-resolution imaging spectroradometer captured images of thick, red-colored smoke in southeastern Australia, as the record was devastated by its worst forest fire asons in the country.

Australia The fire season in Australia is always dangerous – but in 2020 the conditions were unusually severe, requiring flames and making firefighting conditions particularly difficult.

Experts say the reversal has worsened the scope and impact of natural disasters such as fires and floods – weather conditions are becoming more intense, and over the years fires have been starting in season and spreading with greater intensity.

This natural color image of Southeastern Australia Australia was acquired on January 4, 2020 by NASA's Aqua Satellite with a medium resolution imaging spectroradiometer.
2020 is the U.S. It was also a year to remember for many residents of the West Coast states, where deadly wildlife in California, Oregon and Washington forced thousands of people into shelters amid a coronavirus epidemic.

In the image below captured on September 9, a thick blanket of smoke can be seen along the west coast,

“Climate and fire scientists have long expected that fires in the U.S. West would get bigger, more intense and more dangerous. Coast states say, ”NASA said.

This image shows North America on September 9, 2020, as thick blankets of smoke cover the west coast.

Some of this year The fire was started by lightning, but extreme conditions, including record-breaking temperatures, dry air, strong winds and drought, led to litter incidents in nearby forests and eventually in homes.

Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIRS) and Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) sensors found on the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP Satellite, U.S. Rosol collects daily images of thick plumes of particles blowing in the West, which, according to NASA, was on a scale that is rarely seen by satellites and scientists.


On July 3, 2020, an al-professional land imager on Landset 8 captured this false color image of the river near the Argentine port city of Rosario.

Although the picture appears to be a greenery and greenery oasis, this image captured by NASA’s Landset actually depicts the parked river basin of the Paran River in Argentina.

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Due to unusually hot weather and extended periods of drought in southern Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina, the rivers went to their lowest levels in decades. The drought has led to an increase in fire activities in the surrounding delta and flood areas, but the grain industry has also affected local businesses and residents with millions of dollars worth of shipwrecks and low water levels.

Human activity has been linked to the world’s risk of drought since the early 20th century: greenhouse gases produced by power plants, agriculture, cars, trains, and human activities in general affect the risk of drought, and experts predict that drought is associated. The weather will worsen.


Hurricane Laura, one of the 10 strongest hurricanes to make landfill in the U.S., swept through southwest Louisiana in August, killing at least six people and leaving a huge path of destruction.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active on record, and several hurricanes that swept across the Gulf Coast, Central America and the Caribbean last year showed signs that they were supercharged by global warming.
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on NOAA-20 captured this image of Hurricane Laura on August 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM Central Daylight Time.

In the picture above, the NOAA-20 satellite was captured by VIIRS, the storm U.S. The coast is illuminated by night darkness, while the luminosity is shown in the clouds infrared using temperature data, and overlaid on images depicting city lights.