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Rare Peek at Patagonia in Winter (Nasa Earth Observatory)

In southern South America, clouds often rule the skies. But in June 2020, just the right weather patterns were in place to provide a...

Policy brief | Environmental injustice and sacrifice zones: The Puchuncaví case

The socio-environmental history of Puchuncaví, a renowned sacrifice zone located in the Valparaíso Region, Chile, has been reconstructed for the last 136 years. ...

A Strained Water System in Chile (Nasa Earth Observatory)

Intense droughts lasting a year or two are common in Chile and other countries with Mediterranean climates. But the drought currently gripping central Chile—which...

18-27 January 2021: First (CR)2 Online Summer School

The goal of (CR)2 Summer School is to provide a holistic formation on anthropogenic climate change, including a basis from Earth sciences, its impacts...

Highest weather station in the Andes will help scientists search for climate answers (National...

The newly installed station will help Chile understand a historic drought with no signs of easing. Tupungato is one of the tallest mountains in Chile...

Dual Storms in the Andes Mountains (Nasa Earth Observatory)

NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Story by Kathryn Hansen. With winter looming in South...

Chilean Volcano Low on Snow (Nasa Earth Observatory)

Pucón, Chile, is a popular summertime destination tucked between a glacier-carved lake and snow-capped volcano. Visible from nearly anywhere in the town, the stark-white...

Snow Blanket for the Andes (Nasa Earth Observatory)

As extreme summer heatwaves deepened droughts and fueled wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere, winter storms brewed south of the equator. In July 2022, back-to-back...

Analysis | The crucial role of satellite products in observing the Earth from space...

By Deniz Bozkurt, associate researcher (CR)2, and Roberto Rondanelli, associate researcher (CR)2 and academic DGF-FCFM Universidad de Chile. Observation of Earth processes is vital to...

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