Image from TERRA
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 13:00 EST

In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and unusual flooding wreaked havoc on Central Europe.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:00 EDT

Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a powerful new web-based platform that puts Earth science data about water use by crops and other vegetation into the hands of farmers and water managers.

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.

Thanks and Good Luck, Tassia!

If you follow news and updates provided by the Terra website, or have ever sent in a question about Terra, you’re probably familiar with the amazing work of Tassia Owens, the previous Senior Communications Specialist for the Terra mission! She’s been with the team nearly an entire decade, curating the Terra website and developing several outreach and educational resources. As of March 2022, Tassia has taken a new Senior Communications Specialist role within NASA’s Level-1 and Atmosphere Archive & Distribution System / Distributed Active Archive Center (LAADS DAAC). Thank you for all your hard work sharing Terra with the world throughout the years – we’ll miss you! 

Nyssa Rayne will be providing Terra communications as the new Outreach Coordinator. She’ll be updating the Terra website and providing additional information on Terra’s orbital drift, the satellite’s upcoming October 2022 constellation exit, and potential research opportunities resulting from these orbit path changes.   Feel free to reach out to Nyssa if you have any questions related to Terra or the Terra website, and she’ll do her best to answer them (or find an expert who can!).