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Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:00 EST

Farmers, researchers, meteorologists and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture, thanks to a new tool developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in collaboration with NASA and George Mason University.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 10:00 EST

NASA satellite data helps people maintain thousands of freshwater pumps by highlighting places in Africa most at-risk for drought.

Image from TERRA
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 13:05 EST

Annapolis, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia; and Miami were originally built and mapped to provide enough protection against flooding, but sea level rise has caused that buffer to shrink.

Terra’s Publications

Evidence of Terra’s accomplishments and continuing scientific merit is seen in data distribution and publication statistics. More than 1,700 peer-reviewed publications using Terra data appeared in 2016, bringing a lifetime total to nearly 15,000. Citation numbers of nearly 49,000 for 2016 and more than 280,000 over Terra’s lifetime demonstrate the broad utility of the data.

Publications by instrument team