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. Norman G. Loeb

NormanLoeb-profile(1)CERES Principal Investigator

NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 420
Hampton VA 23681-2199
USA
Phone: 757-864-5688
Email: norman.g.loeb@nasa.gov


Dr. Norman Loeb leads a large team dedicated to ensuring the success of CERES, from beginning to end. Loeb says working with and learning from this outstanding group of scientists and engineers has helped him grow professionally and personally.

Loeb has been a physical scientist for 14 years, and he received the prestigious 2009 William T. Pecora Award on behalf of the efforts by the entire CERES science team for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Earth by means of remote sensing. This year, Loeb also received this year’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement medal, which is awarded for an unusually significant scientific contribution toward achieving NASA’s mission. While his contributions have been significant, Loeb feels like he still has more work to do. He hopes to one day see a multi-decadal climate data record of the Earth’s radiation budget to help improve our understanding of climate.

When Loeb isn’t digging through satellite data, he enjoys over 35 pick-up basketball in Virginia Beach, Va. and walking his dog Cruiser with his wife.

Loeb has degrees from McGill University and York University.