Image from TERRA
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:00 EDT

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and can cause fever, rash and coughing. Using NASA resear

Image from TERRA
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:00 EDT

In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:49 EDT

Fertilizers used in farming contain high amounts of nutrients, such as phosphorous, to help crops grow. But these same nutrients can cause unwanted plant growth and potentially harm ecosystems miles away if agricultural runoff flows into nearby rivers, lakes, or coastal waters.

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