Image from TERRA
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 13:00 EST

In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and unusual flooding wreaked havoc on Central Europe.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00 EDT

Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a powerful new web-based platform that puts Earth science data about water use by crops and other vegetation into the hands of farmers and water managers.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:00 EDT

The U.S. Forest Service now has a powerful way to view near-real time fire detection from NASA satellite data that they can include in their hourly air quality forecasts.

Additional Information

Feature Articles about Air Quality

  1. Allen, J. (2002, January 27). Chemistry in the Sunlight. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  2. Allen, J. (2002, April 19). The Ozone We Breathe Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  3. Beitler, J. (2006, October 17). Tracking Nature’s Contribution to Pollution. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  4. Hardin, M and Kahn, R. Aerosols & Climate Change. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  5. Lindsey, R. (2004, August 17). A New IDEA in Air Quality Monitoring. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  6. Lindsey, R. (2004, January 5). Smoke’s Surprising Secret. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.

Information about Satellite Data

  1. Aerosol Optical Depth. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  2. Fire. Earth Observatory. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  3. The Giovanni-NEO Instructional Cookbook. Giovanni. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  4. U.S. Air Quality: The Smog Blog University of Maryland Baltimore County. Accessed May 12, 2009.
  5. Understanding the Images. Smog Blog. Accessed May 12, 2009.