Image from TERRA
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:11 EST

Australia's record-breaking summer heat is contributing to the outbreak of bushfires in the Victoria territory.

Image from TERRA
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:48 EST

Amazing Earth: Satellite Images From 2018

Image from TERRA
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:49 EST

Central Africa is still on fire a month after the October 30 image of the fire was posted. Most likely these fires are agricultural in nature.

Dr. David J. Diner

DinercroppedMISR Principal Investigator

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 169-237
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818-354-6319
Email: david.diner at

Dr. David Diner is the principal investigator for the MISR instrument at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Diner came to JPL in 1981 as a member of the technical staff. He became the MISR principal investigator in 1989. Since that time, he has also led the Multi-angle Imaging Science Element and served as principal investigator for the Airborne Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer and the NASA Instrument Incubator Program. Diner is also a senior research scientist with an interest in remote sensing instrument development, atmospheric optics, aerosol climate and environmental impacts, and planetary atmospheres.

Awards received include the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal for aerosol scientific leadership, the One NASA Peer Award, the NASA Space Act Award, the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for MISR, a citation from the Editor of Icarus for excellence in reviewing, and the AIAA Achievement Award in Atmospheric Science.

Diner has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from State University of New York at Stony Brook and advanced degrees (Master of Science and Ph.D.) in planetary science and geology from California Institute of Technology.