what's happening on earth
What's happening on Earth
Satellites See Fires Burning Across California
In August 2020, California is facing several major fires, including the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, which grew into the second-largest wildfire in California history. The state's heat waves, droughts, and lightning all played a role in the devastating fire season. Music: "Risky Case" from Universal Production Music Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio Kathleen Gaeta (NASA Interns): Lead Producer Amber Soja (NASA/Langley): Scientist This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13702 If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/NASAGoddard Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddardPix · Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASAGoddard · Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc
What is an Atmospheric River?
Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow bands in the atmosphere that transport water vapor, like a river in the sky. When an atmospheric river makes landfall, it often releases this water vapor as rain or snow. Atmospheric rivers are responsible for up to half of California’s annual precipitation, and can cause flood damages averaging $1.1 billion annually throughout the West. Learn more about how atmospheric rivers form, and a scale to categorize their intensity and impacts, in this animation. #AtmosphericRiver #Meteorology #Weather Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E): https://cw3e.ucsd.edu/ Follow CW3E on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/CW3E_Scripps Subscribe to Scripps Oceanography here: http://bit.ly/2PVlvmp Subscribe to Scripps' explorations now newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2ZAGhLx Check out Scripps Oceanography for more: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/ Follow Scripps Oceanography on social here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scrippsocean Twitter: https://twitter.com/Scripps_Ocean Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scripps_ocean