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.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:53 EDT

New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds that trap heat in the atmosphere and hinder the refreezing of new sea ice.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

Smoke from several large wildfires burning in Northern California can be seen traveling miles into the atmosphere.

MISR image of Rim Fire is NPR’s Picture of the Week

The Rim Fire, near Yosemite National Park, is quickly becoming one of the largest fires in California history.  The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, MISR onboard Terra uses its nine sensors pointed in different directions to collect data on how sunlight scatters across Earth. MISR captured the extensive, brown smoke emerging from the fire.  This data is helping scientists understand how high these smoke plumes rise, disperse, travel, and ultimately affect air quality in other outlying areas.  NPR published an image of the Rim Fire by MISR as it’s image of the week on Sept. 4, 2013.  Read more

 

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