Image from TERRA
Tue, 18 Apr 2023 16:24 EDT

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, located in Katmai National Park, forms a unique and ashen landscape. Encircled by volcanoes – both active and inactive – it has served as a perfect collection area for huge amounts of volcanic ash.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 20 Sep 2022 10:30 EDT

Water departments in the West are using maps and models originally created by a NASA team to help track water.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:00 EDT

NASA and Google broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making.

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!).