Terra: the EOS Flagship

Terra explores the connections between Earth's atmosphere, land, snow and ice, ocean, and energy balance to understand Earth's climate and climate change and to map the impact of human activity and natural disasters on communities and ecosystems.

Terra Celebrates 100,000 Orbits

On October 6, 2018 Terra completed 100,000 orbits around Earth. But just as a plane can’t fly without a crew, the Terra satellite never could have reached this milestone without decades of dedicated work by talented engineers and scientists. Read about the teamwork behind Terra's success in Terra's newest feature.

Upcoming Science Team Meetings

VIIRS and MODIS will also be jointly hosting the annual VIIRS/MODIS Science Team Meeting in Silver Spring from October 15 - 19 at the Sheraton hotel. Registration closes October 10th. Scientific achievements made possible through the use of MODIS data as well as plans for the future of MODIS and VIIRS will be highlighted.

Science Visualizations

ASTER

ASTER

CERES

CERES

MISR

MISR

Ocean Color in Gulf of Alaska

MODIS

MOPITT Globe

MOPITT