Science and Data
How is Earth changing and what are the consequences for life on Earth? This question drives Terra science in each of NASA's six broad focus areas:
- climate variability and change
- atmospheric composition
- carbon cycle and ecosystems
- water and energy cycle
- Earth surface and interior
Science results based on Terra data have been published in thousands of peer-reviewed articles---6,400 by the end of 2011. See publications to search journal articles that cite Terra data.
Terra's five instruments produce 77 core data products which are distributed through the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center, the Atmospheric Science Data Center, Ocean Color Web, Level 1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
The Terra data page provides a short description of each data products and a link to the data page at the data center that hosts the product.