Image from TERRA
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 11:10 EST

Within a day, the fire had consumed 70,000 acres of land.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:30 EDT

This summer and early fall, beachgoers and residents along Florida’s central Gulf Coast endured an unpleasant and, at worst, debilitating aquatic annoyance: a dangerous red tide caused by the harmful algae Karenia brevis.

Image from TERRA
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:03 EDT

More than 400 miles above Earth, a satellite the size of a school bus is earning its frequent flyer miles. On Oct. 6, NASA’s Terra completed 100,000 orbits around Earth. Terra, which launched Dec. 18, 1999, is projected to continue operation into the 2020s.

Year: 2012

End of winter: How 2012 snow stacks up

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.

Terra spacecraft and MODIS instrument report available

The MODIS Characterization and Support Team (MCST) has released its latest Terra Spacecraft and MODIS Instrument Status Report. Read more.

MODIS global land products available in Giovanni

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.

Earth’s clouds may be getting lower

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.

NASA map sees Earth’s trees in a new light

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.