Image from TERRA
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:46 EDT

The year 2020 will be remembered for being a very trying year and western wildfires have just added to the year's woes.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:00 EDT

While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:23 EDT

Earth-observing instruments on satellites and aircraft are mapping the current fires, providing data products to agencies on the ground that are responding to the emergency.

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.