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.

Upcoming Science Team Meetings

For almost 19 years Terra has been collecting data using the five instruments carried on the platform. Two science teams for two of the five instruments will be hosting their annual science team meetings in September and October. CERES is be hosting the 29th annual CERES Science Team Meeting jointly with GERB and ScaRaB from September 10 - 13 at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting will showcase scientific findings and plans for the studying Earth's radiation and energy from space. 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