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 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