NASA’s ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the Heat

NASA’s ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the Heat

An instrument on the space station documented how built and natural surfaces responded to record heat in Las Vegas. On June 10, Las Vegas reached a record daily high temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius), and temperatures of the ground surface itself were higher still. NASA’s Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space […]

NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands’ in Extreme Indian Heat Wave

NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands’ in Extreme Indian Heat Wave

The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heatwave on the Indian subcontinent. A relentless heat wave has blanketed India and Pakistan since mid-March, causing dozens of deaths, fires, increased air pollution, and reduced crop yields. Weather forecasts show no prospect of relief any time soon. […]