Image from TERRA
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:00 EDT

Soil is the foundation of our food systems, and sustainable farming depends upon healthy soil, which has impacts far beyond the field on air, water and climate. Wind and water, hastened by human activity and climate change, erode the richest soil at the surface.

Image from TERRA
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

For tiny airborne-particle pollution, known as PM 2.5, researchers using NASA data found that variability from meteorology obscured the lockdown signals when observed from space.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.

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.