Image from TERRA
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 09:11 EDT

There are several wildfires burning in Arizona as the wildfire season in the West begins in earnest.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:29 EDT

Alberta, Canada is in the midst of a ferocious fire season this year and smoke from the fires that criss-cross the province are drifting down into the United States.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 30 May 2019 11:42 EDT

Alberta, Canada has been experiencing a very difficult fire season already which began on March 1. The entire province looks as though it is completely engulfed in smoke.

Mission

How is Earth changing and what are the consequences for life on Earth? In December 1999, NASA launched the Terra satellite as the flagship mission of the Earth Observing System to answer these questions.

Terra carries five instruments that observe Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, land, snow and ice, and energy budget. Taken together, these observations provide unique insight into how the Earth system works and how it is changing. Terra observations reveal humanity’s impact on the planet and provide crucial data about natural hazards like fire and volcanoes. See Terra science.

Terra is an international mission carrying instruments from the United States, Japan, and Canada.

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