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.

Terra Working Group Meeting Presentations

Links to individual presentations are in the tables below.  In addition, the files are available through dropbox via the following link:

Downloadable Presentation Files Through Dropbox

August 26, 2014
Title Presentations Speaker
LASP Welcome/background/history LASP Overview – King King
Meeting logistics and goals and introductions Goals – Thome Thome
Project science update Terra Project Science Update – Thome Thome
Platform health and status Terra Status – Hendrickson Hendrickson
MLT crossing time and constellation exit MLT – Thome

Terra Constellation Exit – Mantziaras

Mantziaras
Instrument summaries emphasizing key results suitable for Senior Review, new algorithm discussion, and cross-sensor, cross-mission science
ASTER highlights ASTER – Abrams Abrams et al.
CERES highlights CERES – Loeb

CERES Cal Trends – Corbett

Loeb et al.
MOPITT highlights MOPITT – Deeter

MOPITT CO – Worden

MOPITT Instrument – Drummond

Deeter et al.
MODIS highlights (presented on August 27th) MODIS Land – Running

MODIS Ocean – Franz

King et al.
MISR Highlights MISR – Diner

Greenland roughness map 2000-2012

Diner, et al.

 

August 27, 2014
Title Presentations Speaker/Moderator
Terra communications update, Terra at 15 (Presented on August 26th) Terra Communication – Owen Owen
ASTER lunar pitch maneuver proposal ASTER Lunar Calibration – Inada

ASTER Lunar Calibration – Sakuma

Abrams
Discussion of lunar pitch Calibration Maneuver Topics – Thome

Lunar Deep Space Calibration – Hendrickson

Thome/Mantziaras/Hendrickson
Senior Review preparations Senior Review Preparations – Thome Thome
Discussion Senior Review – Key programmatic issues SR discussion – Diner

ASTER Senior Review Issues – Abrams

Diner (moderator)
New science for Terra – constellations, EVs, cross-mission integration, future
AM Constellation reminder AM Constellation – Thome Thome
Moderated discussion of Future of AM observations Terra 2 – Wolfe Wolfe
Moderated discussion on motivating cross-mission science Cross Mission Motivators – Thome Thome
Plans for next meeting – AM constellation, joint AM/PM Next Meeting – Thome Thome