Image from TERRA
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:18 EDT

NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Rock Path fire located 15 miles north of Milford, Utah on June 28, 2020.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:16 EDT

NASAs Terra satellite captured this image of the Bush Fire in Arizona on June 21, 2020.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:20 EDT

Fires on Camp Pendletons grounds in Southern California continue to blaze and smoke is reaching nearby cities and towns.

Terra’s Global Perspective on Wildfires Featured

Terra’s MODIS and MISR instruments were featured in an article in AGU’s eos.org, titled, A Global Perspective on Wildfires. The article, written by Ralph Kahn, highlights how twenty years of satellite data are used in wildfire management.

“Remote sensing instruments are relatively blunt objects for characterizing wildfires and their impacts, compared with traditional in situ monitoring. However, they offer the advantage of providing frequent, broad coverage at minimal incremental cost and at no risk to observers. Over the past 20 years, the research community has developed tools and techniques to capture key aspects of fire behavior and impacts, with data from spaceborne instruments such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites and the Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) aboard Terra. This article reviews selected contributions that satellite instruments are making to advance our understanding and monitoring of, as well as our responses to, wildfires globally.”

-Ralph Kahn, A Global Perspective on Wildfires