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 NASA’s Earth Observer

NASA’s The Earth Observer’s November-December Issue highlighted Terra and the accomplishments of the team of scientists and engineers who contribute to Terra’s twenty years of valuable scientific data collection.

The Terra team was recognized as the recipient fo the 2019 Pecora Group Award.

Terra’s contributions to how we view our entire planet, affectionately called the Blue Marble, were recognized as part of the Blue Marble story.

Additionally, NASA’s Earth Observatory, known for being a major source to the public of images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, was featured for their twenty years of operation. NASA’s Earth Observatory website was born out of Terra’s education and outreach initiative during launch.

Read about Terra and twenty years of Earth systems satellite science in their November-December issue:

https://eospso.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/eo_pdfs/Nov_Dec_2019_color_508.pdf