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Tue, 24 Aug 2021 13:05 EDT

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

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Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:00 EDT

Drought is a natural part of the climate cycle, but as Earth’s atmosphere continues to warm due to climate change, droughts are becoming more frequent, severe and pervasive. Ranchers throughout the U.S. are using data from NASA and others to care for their herds and the land during drought conditions.

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Thu, 19 Aug 2021 12:09 EDT

Evapotranspiration: Watching Over Water Use

Terra 20 Events

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Twenty Years of Terra 20

On December 18, 2019 Terra was officially in orbit for 20 years. 20 years of scientific data that has shaped our knowledge of Earth today. There were multiple events where people gathered to recognize the accomplishments of Terra and the people who made it possible over the past 20 years. Presentation slides and photos from the programs can be found below.

Terra memories slide show

This slideshow highlights quotes from the scientists and engineers that contributed to Terra’s success and was played in the background during the December 8 program, while people gave talks and shared stories. It was also played during the opening of the other events in Greenbelt.

Memories of Terra Slideshow

Terra 20 AGU Program (December 8, 2019)

On the Evening of December 8, 2019 stories of Terra were shared and a dinner followed on December 10, 2019.

Terra 20 at Goddard Space Flight Center (December 18, 2019)

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Terra 20 Dinner (December 18, 2019)

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Photos from Terra 20