The mild winter of 2012 has many people asking, “Where’s the snow?” These two snow cover maps show the difference between snow extent on March 3, 2011, and March 5, 2012. The maps were compiled from data collected by the MODIS sensor on the Terra satellite. Read more.
The MODIS Characterization and Support Team (MCST) has released its latest Terra Spacecraft and MODIS Instrument Status Report. Read more.
The Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) project at the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) has integrated five global land products at 5.6km (0.05 Degree) resolution from into the NASA Giovanni system in support of the NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change program. Read more.
An analysis of MISR measurements of cloud height over the past decade show a slight drop in cloud height. Between March 2000 and February 2010, global cloud height dropped by one percent on average. Read more.
A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth’s forests. The map will help scientists better understand the role forests play in climate change and how their heights influence wildlife habitats within them, while also helping them quantify the carbon stored in Earth’s vegetation. Read more.