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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:00 EDT

Soil is the foundation of our food systems, and sustainable farming depends upon healthy soil, which has impacts far beyond the field on air, water and climate. Wind and water, hastened by human activity and climate change, erode the richest soil at the surface.

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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

For tiny airborne-particle pollution, known as PM 2.5, researchers using NASA data found that variability from meteorology obscured the lockdown signals when observed from space.

Image from TERRA
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 14:00 EDT

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season starts today, June 1. At NASA, we’re developing new technology and missions to study storm formation and impacts, including ways to understand Earth as a system.

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