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: April 2021

“This tool provides information that will help people track droughts or floods, make plans for when to plant crops, and forecast agricultural yields.”

Farmers, researchers, meteorologists, and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture, thanks to a new tool developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), NASA and George Mason University.

The app, Crop Condition and Soil Moisture Analytics (Crop-CASMA), provides access to high-resolution data from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument in an easy-to-use format. Soil moisture data are critical for professionals in the agriculture and natural resources sectors who use soil moisture in tandem with other data to plan crop planting, forecast yields, track droughts or floods, and improve weather forecasts.

Read the entire article at https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-data-powers-new-usda-soil-moisture-portal

An article from Earth Observatory shows MISR’s role in understanding plume height of the explosive eruptions from the Caribbean volcano that have flung ash and sulfate particles to the stratosphere.

“Explosions on April 10 were energetic enough that the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on NASA’s Terra satellite measured part of the plume at altitudes up to 20 kilometers (12 miles).”

Read the entire article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/148190/tracking-la-soufrieres-plume

What NASA EOSDIS Earth science datasets were released in March 2021? Find new MODIS Terra/Aqua LAI datasets at #LPDAAC. Read more from NASA Earth Data https://go.nasa.gov/3wAhwPO