Image from TERRA
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:25 EDT

Former Tropical Storm Saola transitioned into an extra-tropical storm on Oct. 29 as it tracked southeast of the big island of Japan.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:36 EDT

When Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Oct. 22, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite or GPM analyzed the storm and added up the high rainfall that it generated.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:22 EDT

A new image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite shows the growing fire scar on the landscape.

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.