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.

MODIS Captures Image of Swirling Dust Storm

iraq_tmo_2015244On September 1st, 2015 Terra’s Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image of swirling skies filled with dust over the Middle East. Unlike Haboobs, which are short-lived, these dust storms can last for days and are typically associated with northwesterly wind patterns, known as the shamal. The cyclonic swirl associated with low pressure systems is clearly visible in the dust.

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