Image from TERRA
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

Smoke from several large wildfires burning in Northern California can be seen traveling miles into the atmosphere.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:00 EDT

Drought is a natural part of the climate cycle, but as Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm due to climate change, droughts are becoming more frequent, severe and pervasive. Ranchers throughout the U.S. are using data from NASA and others to care for their herds and the land during drought conditions.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 12:09 EDT

Evapotranspiration: Watching Over Water Use

Month: November 2019

ASTER image of the Kincade Fire in California.
Kincade fire burn scar (dark gray to purple area) in an image from ASTER on November 3, 2019.
Image from ASTER science team (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Kincade fire in California is 85% contained as of Tuesday, November 5th, but the Terra satellite has been watching the fire from 705 km above Earth’s surface and making contibutions to how the fire is managed on the ground.

The LA Times recently interviewed Mike Abrams, ASTER instrument lead, about how NASA satellite data helps with fire management in California.

Read the article here https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-05/kincade-fire-burn-scar-satellite-image