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Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:05:01 -0500

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Why the SoCal Fires are So Fierce
With thousands of homes threatened by intense wildfires burning in southern California, we checked in with NASA Propulsion Laboratory scientist Natasha Stavros to learn more about the destructive blazes.



Night Lights of the Levant
Alternating clusters of light and darkness show where civilization has carved out a place alongside and amidst the deserts.



Fast-Moving Fire Sweeps Through Ventura County
Wildfires continue to menace Southern California.



Cyclone Ockhi
The storm system kicked up dust, stirred up smog, and brought heavy rainfall to the Arabian Sea coast of India.



Earth Matters Blog - Why the SoCal Fires are So Fierce
With thousands of homes threatened by intense wildfires burning in southern California, we checked in with NASA Propulsion Laboratory scientist Natasha Stavros to learn more about the destructive blazes.






Notes from the Field: ICESat-2 Antarctic Traverse
In December 2017, NASA scientists begin an Antarctic traverse in giant snow machines along the line of latitude at 88°S. Ground-based measurements of the ice sheet’s elevation will be compared with measurements from ICESat-2 shortly after launch in 2018 to evaluate the satellite’s performance.