Image from TERRA
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:00 EDT

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and can cause fever, rash and coughing. Using NASA resear

Image from TERRA
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:00 EDT

In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems.

Leadership

Terra Team Photo
Members of the Terra Science and Flight Operations Team, 2019.

Terra Project Science and Mission Operations
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Kurtis J. Thome — Terra Project Scientist
Si-Chee Tsay — Terra Deputy Project Scientist
Robert E. Wolfe — Terra Deputy Project Scientist for Data
Wynn J. Watson — Project Manager, Earth Science Mission Operations

Terra Instrument Principal Investigators and Science Team Leads  

Michael J. Abrams — US ASTER Science Team Leader
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology USA

Yasushi Yamaguchi — Japan ASTER Science Team Leader
Nagoya University, Japan

Norman G. Loeb — CERES Principal Investigator
NASA Langley Research Center, USA

David J. Diner — MISR Principal Investigator
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

Michael D. King — MODIS Science Team Leader
University of Colorado, USA

James R. Drummond — Canada MOPITT Principal Investigator
Dalhousie University, Canada

Helen Worden — MOPITT U.S. Principal Investigator
National Center for Atmospheric Research and University of Colorado, USA

Tassia Owen —  Senior Communications Specialist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Abbey Nastan– Communications Specialist  MISR
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory