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.

For Educators

NASA Wavelength logoNASA Wavelength is a digital collection of NASA Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs.

 

S’COOL involves students (ages 5-20+) in real science, making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in the validation of NASA’s CERES satellite instruments.

 

My Nasa Data BAnner7My NASA Data is a website that was created so that anyone can utilize a huge bank of satellite data for easy use.  This site provides a large number of lesson plans with a  variety of topics.

 

Paper Model_Terra ThumbnailBuild a Paper Model of Terra
Terra model The model can be constructed by cutting out the model template and taping or gluing the pieces together.

 

Research Resources for Students

 

The Earth Observatory offers current information about Earth science through images, articles, fact sheets, blogs, and animations.

 

NASA Earth Observations provides regularly updated global maps of a variety of measurements from Terra instruments, along with a simple analysis tool.

 

Terra Poster

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Front of poster – click to enlarge

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Back of poster – click to enlarge