Menu

A journal of science, thought, and action.

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Colorado Floods

Torrential rains along the Front Range of Colorado between September 9-15 produced widespread and destructive flooding. Local reports indicate as much as 18 inches of rain fell during this period. Satellite images using infrared photography captured 'before & after' impressions of the floods.


Colorado Front Range, 9-7-2013 (credit: NASA)


Colorado Front Range, 9-13-2013  (credit: NASA)

According to NASA: "water is black in infrared light but in these images muddy or sediment-laden water is light blue. Irrigated farmland is bright green, while natural vegetation and bare ground are pale green and tan, respectively. Bright blue and white clouds still cover cities along the Front Range, including Denver, Boulder, Loveland, and Fort Collins.

A great colleague of Riled Up James Balog, the climate change photographer, tells us: "our house is built on a 7000' granite ridge and in spite of the favored topographic position rain has so saturated the soil surrounding the house that our whole ground floor is wet. Additionally, our storage locker, containing several past photography exhibitions and much of the archive of my books and magazine articles, may have flooded. We have not yet been able to check."

WHB

Comments (0)Number of views (10253)
Print

Please login or register to post comments.

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x
Want Sustainable Designs? ...think Biomimicry

23

Apr

2018

Want Sustainable Designs? ...think Biomimicry

Biomimicry offers endless ideas for sustainable design.

Read more
The Conservation Alliance

Archive Highlights

Rewilding

Rewilding

or how a 'silent spring' could turn into a 'wild summer' 

27 Nov 2017

Video Highlights

Recent Archive Highlights

Environmental Art

Environmental Art 15 January 2018

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia and Sustainability 31 December 2017

Patagonia and Sustainability

Patagonia shows how to apply sustainability in business practice.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From 22 December 2017

Where Good Ideas Come From

A clever storyteller suggests an answer.

Bottled Arctic Notes

Bottled Arctic Notes 15 December 2017

Bottled Arctic Notes

A bottled note tossed to the waves recovered years later.

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars 7 December 2017

Bloody Falls, Dry Valleys, & Mars

The Dry Valleys are one of the strangest environments on Earth.

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update 5 December 2017

With the Stoke of a Pen, an update

In 2014, major marine preserves were created.

Nature Rx: Your Brain on Nature

Nature Rx: Your Brain on Nature

Things about your brain 'on nature'.

  • 1313
Mediterranean Duststorm

Mediterranean Duststorm

Dust could produce rain.

  • 208
A Supervolcano Erupts

A Supervolcano Erupts

Video of an eruption.

  • 219
21st Century Space Travel Is Here

21st Century Space Travel Is Here

Elon Musk drives to Mars!

  • 210
Meet the Jerboa

Meet the Jerboa

A critter looking like a tiny, hopping dinosaur.

  • 1341
George the Poet Takes on Climate Change

George the Poet Takes on Climate Change

Rapping on climate change.

  • 211
Curiosity Panorama

Curiosity Panorama

The Curiosity Rover keeps returning stunning Martian images.

  • 197
Empathy and the Environment

Empathy and the Environment

Empathy and the environment are intertwined.

  • 1520
Remember The Wild

Remember The Wild

Remembering nature one project at a time.

  • 195
The Hunt

The Hunt

Dual hunters, one above & one below! 

  • 1258
The World's Oldest Living Things

The World's Oldest Living Things

The list of ancient life is now longer.

  • 1116
Art Influencing Science

Art Influencing Science

Animation can influence scientists.

  • 923
Hey, science teachers...make it fun!

Hey, science teachers...make it fun!

Science should be fun.

  • 961
Surging Glaciers, Climate Change, and Tibet

Surging Glaciers, Climate Change, and Tibet

Tibet's surging glaciers now explained.

  • 227
New Bamboo

New Bamboo

Sustainable bamboo building materials.

  • 1031
Earth's Geocorona

Earth's Geocorona

Earth's luminous hydrogen halo.

  • 194
Monitoring Glacial Lakes

Monitoring Glacial Lakes

Studying glacial lakes as mountain climates change.

  • 1195
Hot, Hotter, Hottest Year.....again!

Hot, Hotter, Hottest Year.....again!

2017 temperature anomalies and related events.

  • 233
Dolphins in VR

Dolphins in VR

Protecting dolphins in their marine habitats.

  • 1471
Amazing Landscapes

Amazing Landscapes

A video producing a sense of wonder and amazement.

  • 1429
Environmental Art

Environmental Art

Creating paintings with natue connections.

  • 2906
Saving Rainforests by Cell Phone

Saving Rainforests by Cell Phone

Real-time rainforest protection that works.

  • 260
Jupiter Revealed

Jupiter Revealed

New Juno imagery received.

  • 252
Inspiring Breakfast

Inspiring Breakfast

A breakfast event not to miss.

  • 210
Modeling Climate Change

Modeling Climate Change

Modeling complexity into a 'big picture' matching reality.

  • 230
12345678910Last

Archive