Image from TERRA
Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:46 EDT

The year 2020 will be remembered for being a very trying year and western wildfires have just added to the year's woes.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 03 Sep 2020 11:00 EDT

While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:23 EDT

Earth-observing instruments on satellites and aircraft are mapping the current fires, providing data products to agencies on the ground that are responding to the emergency.

Terra featured in article from LA Times about the Kincade Fire in California

ASTER image of the Kincade Fire in California.
Kincade fire burn scar (dark gray to purple area) in an image from ASTER on November 3, 2019.
Image from ASTER science team (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Kincade fire in California is 85% contained as of Tuesday, November 5th, but the Terra satellite has been watching the fire from 705 km above Earth’s surface and making contibutions to how the fire is managed on the ground.

The LA Times recently interviewed Mike Abrams, ASTER instrument lead, about how NASA satellite data helps with fire management in California.

Read the article here https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-05/kincade-fire-burn-scar-satellite-image