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The growth of the crack on the Brunt Ice Shelf. Change detection satellite images courtesy of EOS Data Analytics

A View of 2020 from Space

Geo Contributor

EOS Data Analytics, an AI-powered satellite analytics platform, shares satellite imagery that highlights some of the environmental tragedies that occurred in 2020 — California and Colorado fires, Hurricane Laura, Kamchatka spill, Norilsk oil spill, and the Calving on the Brunt Ice Shelf.

How to View Animated Satellite Imagery of the California Wildfires

Caitlin Dempsey

Users can quickly make animations of the California wildfires using imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite.

Satellite imagery showing smoke from the California wildfires on September 2, 2020. Image: the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, public domain.

Smoke from the California Fires Over the Pacific Ocean

Caitlin Dempsey

NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of smoke from the August Complex fire and other fires burning in California as it blows out over the Pacific Ocean.

Smoke from the Camp Fire is Making Northern California Air Among the Unhealthiest in the World

Caitlin Dempsey

The continual arrival of smoke from the Camp Fire has pushed cities in the northern California area to air pollution levels to some of the highest around the world.