Image from TERRA
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:56 EDT

NASA's Terra satellite looked at water vapor and cloud top temperatures when it passed over the recently strengthened Typhoon Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

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.

All Resources

Terra Logo

Terra Logo – click to enlarge

Documents

Terra Poster

Terra by the numbers. Quick overview of Terra related statistics. – Click on image to enlarge or download slide.

This slide shows Terra’s different science focus areas. Each circle size represents the relative number of data products in each of these science areas. – Click on image to enlarge or download slide.

International Terra Team Members as a slide for presentations – Click on image to enlarge or download slide.

On August 5, 2017, Terra’s Flight Operations Team successfully completed a Lunar Deep Space Calibration Maneuver I – Click on image to enlarge or download poster or slide.

Poster and Slide about Fire Science with Data from MODIS, MISR, ASTER and MOPITT – Click on image to enlarge or download slide.

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Front of poster – click to enlarge

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Back of poster – click to enlarge

 

Presentations

Educational Resources and Programs for Teachers and Students

  • NASA Wavelength
    A digital collection of NASA Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. These resources, developed through funding of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD), have undergone a peer-review process through which educators and scientists ensure the content is accurate and useful in an educational setting. Use NASA Wavelength to quickly and easily locate resources, create your own collections within NASA Wavelength, connect them to other websites using atom feeds, and even share resources through social media.
  • S’COOL
    The S’COOL Project involves students (ages 5-20+) in real science, making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in the validation of NASA’s CERESsatellite instruments. Teachers are welcome to register with the S’COOL project to join their students with others around the world who are learning about clouds. Individuals can also contribute observations through the S’COOL Rover area of the website.
  • MY NASA DATA (MND)
    A tool that allows anyone to make use of satellite data that was previously unavailable. Through the use of MND’s Live Access Server (LAS) a multitude of charts, plots and graphs can be generated using a wide variety of constraints. This site provides a large number of lesson plans with a wide variety of topics, all with the students in mind. Not only can you use our lesson plans, you can use the LAS to improve the ones that you are currently implementing in your classroom.

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
    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, cloudiness, and rainfall. Articles about current science and fact sheets are in the Features section. All articles are reviewed by NASA scientists to ensure scientific accuracy. The Images section offers satellite images that show new scientific findings, current events, or simple beauty.

Science Visualizations

Citizen Science

  • CARSON
    The Citizens and Remote Sensing Observation Network (CARSON) is designed to show citizen scientists how to explore satellite data to make wide-scale environmental observations. Each chapter of the CARSON guide includes instructions for a local observation and an extension to make the same observation on a global scale using satellite data.

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.