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.

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.

Dr. Merritt Deeter

DeetercroppedlightenedUS MOPITT Principal Investigator

National Center for Atmospheric Research and
University of Colorado
Atmospheric Chemistry Division
Boulder CO 80301 USA
Phone: (303) 497-8063
Email: mnd at

In 2008, Deeter became the MOPITT project leader, where he has analyzed observations from a wide array of contemporary satellite instruments including MODIS, AIRS and AMSR-E. Deeter’s technical work on MOPITT primarily involves retrieval algorithm development and validation. His current goals for MOPITT retrieval algorithm development include: accounting for gradual long-term instrumental changes in the retrieval processing, thereby eliminating long-term ‘drift’ in the retrieval products, and fully exploiting MOPITT’s near-infrared channels as a path towards increasing the sensitivity of the retrieval products to CO in the boundary layer. 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. Deeter is a researcher in NCAR’s Atmospheric Chemistry Division.