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Fires In Nepal As Seen From Orbit

Smoke from hundreds of fires in Nepal has drastically reduced air quality in recent weeks, causing the country to cancel school until Friday so students can avoid the pollution and potential health risks.

Kathmandu, Nepal As Seen From Orbit

Part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this satellite image.

This photograph taken by Expedition 54 crew members aboard the International Space Station reveals striking climate differences of Nepal and the Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Everest (left) and the Tibetan highlands of western China (right).

Earth from Space: Kathmandu, Nepal

Part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this satellite image. Vegetation appears red in this false-colour image, while waterways and buildings appear light green and blue.

My Star Trek Episode at Everest

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, I thought I'd write about how many experiences in my life have intersected with- and have been affected by its legacy.

As farmers in Nepal prepare for a fruitful monsoon season, NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum anticipates a different impact of the torrential rains-- the loosening of earth on steep slopes that lead to landslides.

In Nepal, the dry month of April always brings an increase in fire activity. However, the fires were particularly widespread in April 2016.

Nepal's magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused significant damage and loss of life in 2015. In natural disasters like this, it is critical to locate areas that are in the most need of assistance as fast as possible.

Composite image from 09:00 (UTC) on Wednesday 29 July 2015, shows tropical cyclone 02B (Two-15) in the Indian Ocean.

Monsoon rainfall, although a little later than normal, started on June 5, 2015, in southern India.

As millions of people regroup from the impact of the earthquakes in Nepal, a team of international volunteers is combing through satellite imagery of the region to identify additional hazardsearthquake-induced landslides.

On 24 April 2015 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal - a nation woefully unprepared to respond to such an event. Nearly 300 aftershocks of magnitude 4.0 or greater have rattled the country for the past month.

ISS nadir point: 28.4° N, 84.5° E Date taken: 2015.05.16 Time taken: 20:27:51 GMT

On April 25, 2015, the Earth moved violently in Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, injured at least 19,000, and displaced hundreds of thousands in cities and villages near the Himalayas.

SERVIR, a joint development initiative of NASA and USAID, is working to help Nepal recover from the earthquake that struck on April 25, 2015.

NASA Aids Response to Nepal Quake

NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) Earth Observation Center (EOC) has used data acquired by the ESA radar satellite Sentinel-1 over the earthquake region in Nepal to create a new regional aid map and calculate the ground displacements caused by the earthquake.

On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse the effects of the earthquake on the land.

This Envisat image captures Asia's diverse topography, altitude and climate with the snow-sprinkled Himalayan Mountains marking the barrier between the peaks of the Tibetan Plateau (top) in Central Asia and the plains of Nepal, Buthan and India in the Indian subcontinent.

A recently published report gives a comprehensive look at the glaciers of Nepal over the last three decades, at ten year increments (1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010).

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