Dr. Roy’s Earth Today #2: Northern India

October 10th, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

OK, here’s a bonus true-color satellite image from today (NASA Terra satellite, MODIS instrument, taken approximately 10:30 a.m. local time), looking northward from northern India across the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau (click for full-size version):

NASA Terra MODIS image of northern India, looking north, from October 10, 2014, remapped into Google Earth.

NASA Terra MODIS image of northern India, looking north, from October 10, 2014, remapped into Google Earth.

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  2. Dave says:

    Looks like mountain ranges have a lot more to do with climate than atmosheric trace gases.

    • Mike Flynn says:


      Warmists average things. After the landscape has been averaged, it’s all flat. Who needs reality when you can lose yourself in fantasy?

      You are right though. Even trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, there are breathtaking climatic differences on different sides of the range, and within its boundaries in some cases. The composite picture demonstrates a climatic boundary really well.

      Thanks to Dr Spencer.

      Live well and prosper,

      Mike Flynn.

  3. KevinK says:

    Dr. Spencer, looks like that satellite image has some “distortion”, if the Earth is flat like all us “AGW deniers” think shouldn’t an image from space show a straight horizon ??? Har Har Har.

    Great Image, seems like maybe those mountains do indeed “trap” some of the moisture from the Indian Ocean, looks awful dry North of those tiny hills in the middle of the image.

    Thanks. Kevin

  4. Password protected says:

    Ya, denser atmospheres hold more heat. Venus hot, Mars cold and Earth in between.
    I’ve often wondered if the only change in global temperatures caused by humans is related to a slight increase in density via CO2 & soot. Not sure about the additional gravitational forces of mountains, that seems like conjecture.

  5. Thanks, Dr. Spencer.
    The Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau, the top of the world.

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