Hurricane Joaquin maintained its comma shape as it brought heavy rains, strong winds and ocean swells to Bermuda on October […]
Mon, Oct 05, 2015
Tropical Depression Choi-wan formed in the northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and captured infrared data on […]
Fri, Oct 02, 2015
Most likely the fires seen in this image in the Henan Province of China are agricultural in nature. […]
Thu, Oct 01, 2015



Terra’s five instruments produce 79 core data products which are distributed through the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC), the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Ocean Color Web, Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Each data set is specialized and many work in concert with other data products.  To understand how remote sensing works many novice users may benefit from acquainting themselves with the Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, a resource from Natural Resource Canada.  Data sets are typically available as Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) files and there are a variety of HDF processing software available that allow users to display and browse images and data file information. Many of these software programs are available in the public domain as well as commercially.

The Terra data from each of the five instruments can be accessed through the respective data centers that host data products. These data centers are listed on each instrument data page.

Latest Terra data products information can be found on the following instrument data products page: