MOPITT U.S. Principal Investigator, Helen Worden, along with MOPITT scientists, Sara Martínez-Alonso, Mijeong Park, and Laura Pan, published an article about how the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling (ACOM) group is using MOPITT data to see the impact of COVID-19 on air quality in China. Read their full article from NCAR’s ACOM.
Dr. Kurt Thome, Terra
Project Scientist was featured in a Data Chat – short, informal discussions
with scientists, managers, and members of NASA’s diverse data-user community.
Thome provides personal insights into how Terra data are being used around
the world, along with a glimpse into how these data, products, and services may
be used in the future. Read more https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/data-chat/data-chat-dr-kurt-thome.
What do you get when you have an Earth observing satellite mission that collects science-quality data from five instruments for more than 20 years? You get groundbreaking science, more than 20,000 peer-reviewed publications, and a critical understanding of how our planet works. In other words, you get NASA’s Terra mission. Read about how the instruments aboard NASA’s flagship Earth observing mission are compiling a monumental climate data record and what this means for you in “Terra: Five Instruments—One Monumental Data Record,” now available on NASA’s Earthdata website.
Terra’s MODIS and MISR instruments were featured in an article in AGU’s eos.org, titled, A Global Perspective on Wildfires. The article, written by Ralph Kahn, highlights how twenty years of satellite data are used in wildfire management.
“Remote sensing instruments are relatively blunt objects for characterizing wildfires and their impacts, compared with traditional in situ monitoring. However, they offer the advantage of providing frequent, broad coverage at minimal incremental cost and at no risk to observers. Over the past 20 years, the research community has developed tools and techniques to capture key aspects of fire behavior and impacts, with data from spaceborne instruments such as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites and the Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) aboard Terra. This article reviews selected contributions that satellite instruments are making to advance our understanding and monitoring of, as well as our responses to, wildfires globally.”