Image from TERRA
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:00 EDT

The U.S. Forest Service now has a powerful way to view near-real time fire detection from NASA satellite data that they can include in their hourly air quality forecasts.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:53 EDT

New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds that trap heat in the atmosphere and hinder the refreezing of new sea ice.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

Smoke from several large wildfires burning in Northern California can be seen traveling miles into the atmosphere.

Mrs. Tassia Owen

Senior Communications Specialist
Terra Education and Outreach

Global Science and Technology
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD

Email: tassia.owen@nasa.gov


Tassia Owen is a senior communications specialist on contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through Global Science and Technology, serving the Terra Mission, NASA’s flagship Earth Observing Satellite.  In this position, she is able to combine her background in writing and education to foster better understanding of Earth science. Owen also is the managing editor and writer of Earth Observatory for Kids, a syndicate publication of NASA Earth Observatory. Owen previously worked as part of the Aura education and public outreach team and as part of the Landsat education and public outreach team for the launch of Landsat 8.

Owen has worked in education and outreach in a number of capacities, as the content manager for a physics outreach website and as a classroom teacher and museum educator. Owen is a certified science and English teacher, having taught both middle and high school classes.

Owen is also holds a Masters of Science in Geoscience from Mississippi State University.