Image from TERRA
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:51 EST

The state of New South Wales (NSW) in south eastern Australia is continuing to experience devastating bushfires due to the dry tinder-like atmosphere in the territory: high winds, dry lightning and continuing heat.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:56 EST

Smoke billows from the scores of bushfires on Australia east coast in this image captured by NASA's Terra satellite on Nov. 08, 2019, using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:03 EST

The Earth-observing mission ECOSTRESS reveals how the massive rainforest fires this past August spread in dry areas visible only to this specialized sensor.

Podcasts

Terra Podcasts are courtesy of EarthSky.org.

(Links on this page may leave this site and connect to a non-NASA resource).

  • Dave Pieri on keeping planes safe by watching volcanoes from space
    9/27/2011

NASA Terra 2009 Series:

  • Jeff Key connects polar winds with your local weather
    8/10/2009

NASA Terra 2008 Series:

  • Bruce Wielicki on clouds and Earth’s energy balance
    9/8/2008

  • Gabriele Pfister on pollution from high-latitude wildfires
    9/22/2008

  • Robert Bindschadler on what ice sheets reveal about climate
    9/29/2008

  • Jon Ranson calculates Earth’s carbon budget in a warmer world
    11/10/2008

  • Yang Liu on the intersection of air pollution and public health
    11/24/2008

  • Ilan Koren says Amazon smoke slows formation of clouds, rainfall
    1/5/2009