Gallery of Weather and Climate

Gallery of Weather and Climate

  • see caption Leaving crop residue on the land can protect the topsoil from damaging winds. Photo credit: USDA.
  • see caption Wind rips through the Northern Plains, removing precious topsoil. Photo credit: USDA.
  • see caption Workers in Haiti build a rock wall to save arable land from erosion. Photo credit: UN Photo/Logan Abassi.
  • see captionWind and dry soil combine to cause serious erosion.  Photo credit: Natural England/Peter Roworth.
  • see caption A eucalyptus tree is planted in an effort to prevent the spread of the desert in Senegal. Photo credit: UN Photo.
  • see caption The Missouri River during normal conditions (left) and in severe drought (right). Photo credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.
  • see caption The Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Wetlands in Kansas, shown from 2010 (left) to 2012 (right), has suffered from severe drought. Photo credit: U.S. Department of the Interior / USGS and NASA.
  • see caption A partially buried skeleton in the drought-affected region of St Louis, Senegal. Photo credit: UN Photo/John Isaac.
  • see caption This cracked earth in Senegal is created by a lack of water and intense heat. Photo credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider.
  • see caption The Muir Glacier in Alaska in 1941 (left) and 2004 (right). Global warming has caused many glaciers to shrink. 1941 photo taken by Ulysses William O. Field; 2004 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
  • see caption A glacier in Alaska in 1940 (left) and 2005 (right). Global warming has caused much of this glacier to melt. 1940 photo taken by unknown photographer; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
  • see caption A glacier in Switzerland. Global warming has caused many glaciers to shrink. Photo credit: Skittledog.
  • see caption A polar bear floats on a small piece of arctic ice. Their habitat is constantly shrinking due to global warming. Photograph by Gerard Van der Leun.
  • see caption Flooding of the Mississippi river in Louisiana. Climate change may cause more intense weather around the world. Photo credit: U.S. Department of the Interior / U.S. Geological Survey.
  • see caption Flooding of the Mississippi river (right) in Iowa compared to normal water levels (left). Climate change may create more intense weather. Photo credit: U.S. Department of the Interior / U.S. Geological Survey.
  • see caption Flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in Haiti. Global warming may increase the intensity of storms like Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: UN Photo/Logan Abassi.
  • see caption Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Global warming may increase the intensity of storms like Hurricane Katrina.
  • see caption Aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Global warming may increase the intensity of storms like Hurricane Katrina.