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.

Terra Celebrates 20 Years in Orbit

On December 18, 2019 Terra celebrated it’s 20th year in orbit. To mark this milestone scientists, engineers, and Terra enthusiasts, gathered together at events in San Francisco as part of the American Geophysical Union conference and Greenbelt, Maryland where Goddard Space Flight Center is located.

Presentations highlighting the past, present and future of the mission were given by a number of people involved in the longevity of Terra’s mission.

Presentations and photos from the events.