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Satellite eye on Earth: July 2017 – in pictures

pantanal wetland in brazil
At 77,220 sq miles, the Pantanal in western Brazil is the world’s largest wetland. Seasonal lakes and rivers meander through the vast interior marshland, tracing patterns on to the landscape. Photograph: Planet Labs

Wildfires in the US and Africa, tropical storms, and Bolivian salt flats are among the images captured by NASA and the ESA last month

August 24, 2017 — Pakistan’s Makran coast meets the Arabian Sea where the dry terrain contrasts sharply with the water. Sometimes coast and water overlap and sediment pours into the sea. Once river Continue reading Satellite eye on Earth: July 2017 – in pictures

Giant hailstones to increasingly strike North America under climate change

hail stones
US quarter with .75 (golfball) inch size hail stones from severe thunderstorm near Coolidge Arizona Credit: A. T. Willett / Alamy Stock Photo

Damaging large hail “events” may become more common across the central and central-western parts of North America, concludes a new study published in Nature Climate Change

June 27, 2017 — The paper also finds that a warming climate will reduce the number of small hailstorms, as more hail melts prior to hitting the surface. However, the vast majority of hail damage comes from much rarer storms that feature large hailstones. Continue reading Giant hailstones to increasingly strike North America under climate change