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.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 10:47 EST

Just like the Woolsey Fire's scar which was highlighted on the NASA Fire page on November 16, the Camp Fire scar is visible from space in this image taken by the Terra satellite on November 26, 2018.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:55 EST

In the wake of a fire, a burn scar appears which takes a long time to heal. This scar is from the Woolsey fire which has taken its toll around Thousand Oaks, California.

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.