Image from TERRA
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 10:52 EDT

Dozens of fires were burning on Cuba on April 04, 2019, and were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:06 EDT

Kansas has a ritual in the springtime--the annual burning of the tallgrass prairies.

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.

Dr. John C. Gille

gillecroppedUS MOPITT Principal Investigator

National Center for Atmospheric Research and
University of Colorado
Center for Limb Atmospheric Sounding
Boulder CO 80301 USA
Phone: 303-497-8062
Email: gille at ucar.edu


Dr. John C. Gille applies his training as a physicist to the development and use of satellite instruments to measure and track pollutants, greenhouse gases, and other chemicals in the lower and middle atmosphere. He is the U.S. principal investigator for MOPITT, an instrument flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft that measures the global distributions of carbon monoxide. By understanding the sources and behavior of carbon monoxide, scientists can also gain insights into a number of other pollutants. In addition, Gille is the U.S. principal investigator for HIRDLS, an instrument on NASA’s Aura satellite that scientists use to study such topics as the recovery of the ozone layer and the impact of greenhouse gases on climate. Gille is a researcher in NCAR’s Atmospheric Chemistry Division.