Image from TERRA
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:29 EDT

The largest fire in California's history, the Mendocino Complex, is still spewing clouds of smoke across the state.

Image from TERRA
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:38 EDT

After Tropical Storm Yagi made landfall in China, NASA's Aqua satellite saw the storm was moving inland and dropping heavy rainfall.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:54 EDT

NASA's Terra satellite caught an infrared view of former typhoon Shanshan off the east coast of Japan and saw the storm fading.

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.