Paved highways of clouds

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The NASA Earth Observatory "Image of the Day" often posts some amazing images, such as some great images from the Gulf oil spill last April. I love the way that NASA describes today's image, shown … [Read more...]

Imagery from the landslides in Brazil

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Back in mid-January, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and other areas of Brazil expereinced devastating mudslides as the result of nearly 10 inches of rain in a single day. The landslides are reported … [Read more...]

Stunning imagery of Tropical Cyclone Yasi

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As you probably heard, Tropical Cyclone Yasi recently made landfall just south of Cairns, Australia. Residents have had plenty of time to make plans, so hopefully most were able to get out of the … [Read more...]

Predict how much solar power your house could generate

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The fact that the rise of alternative energy and the rise of Google Earth are happening at the same time has led to some amazing Google Earth visualizations of potential alternative energy use, … [Read more...]

Simulate forest fires with ForeFire

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In a lab at the University of Corsica, the French national research agency CNRS has developed a very slick forest fire simulator that uses the Google Earth Plug-in. The tool itself is quite … [Read more...]

View the 2010 Hurricane Season in Google Earth

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Greg at Geodesic contacted us to let us know about a very cool animation that his company has built which provides a great visualization of the 2010 Hurricane Season. Based on the NOAA tropical … [Read more...]

NASA captures amazing image of Hurricane Paula

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A few days ago, Hurricane Paula was bearing down on Honduras and Mexico. While it caused some substantial flooding and destroyed some homes, it weakened rather quickly and is now a tropical storm … [Read more...]

A ton more data from the Pakistan flooding

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Last month, we told you about Google's quest for more data to help with the massive flooding in Pakistan. The "Unigeo initiative for Pakistan" has been developing a network link that has a ton of data … [Read more...]

Hurricane Katrina, Five Years Later

Yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana, causing over $80 billion in damage and killing nearly 2,000 people. Google Earth Blog … [Read more...]

More imagery from Pakistan flooding

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Unlike the imagery that we showed you last week that covered a large area of Pakistan, the imagery we're showing today is quite zoomed in. However, it really shows the devastation facing the … [Read more...]