Image from TERRA
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:03 EDT

More than 400 miles above Earth, a satellite the size of a school bus is earning its frequent flyer miles. On Oct. 6, NASA’s Terra completed 100,000 orbits around Earth. Terra, which launched Dec. 18, 1999, is projected to continue operation into the 2020s.

Image from TERRA
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:33 EDT

NASA's MISR instrument captures Hurricane Florence just off the East Coast. Data from two of its nine cameras is combined to show the storm in 3D

Image from TERRA
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:33 EDT

For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are targeting areas identified by a NASA-supported project that precisely forecasts high-risk regions based on environmental conditions observed from space.

For Data Users

Terra Logo

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Contents of this section contain information useful to data users when called on to create presentations.  Information about data sets, supporting documents, presentations, and resources with rich imagery are listed.

Theoretical Basis for Data Products

  • Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBDs)
    For details on the logic behind each of Terra’s data products, refer to the listing of ATBDs. These are technical documents describing the process by which the Terra data products are produced using the radiance and reflectance information collected by the five on-board sensors.

Documents

Presentations

Web Resources

  • NASA’s Earth Observations (NEO)
    NEO is your source for global data imagery from NASA. The global data sets are interactive allowing users to look for relationships between different types of data. Ever wondered how Sea Surface Temperature and Chlorophyll concentrations are related? Use the interactive tool to see how.
  • Earth Observatory
    Earth Observatory web site The Earth Observatory offers current information about Earth science through images updated multiple times daily, articles, fact sheets, blogs, and animations. Experiments are activities for educators. The Global Maps section contains movies that show seasonal change in things like plant growth, cloud. The Images section offers satellite images that show new scientific findings, current events, or simple beauty.