NASA Spacecraft Sees Dispersion of Smoke and Ash Across LA Basin from Colby Fire
On Jan. 16, 2014, NASA's Terra satellite passed over Glendora, Calif., where a large wildfire has claimed several homes, causing mandatory evacuations and prompting an air quality alert by public health officials.
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, MISR Multi-angle Composite
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica around Oct. 27, 2013, just days before iceberg B-31 broke completely free. B-31 is finally moving away from the coast, with open water between the iceberg and the glacier.
NASA's MISR Instrument Captures View of Mountain Fire Near Idyllwild, Calif.
NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, Calif., on Jul. 17, 2013. Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean can been seen to the left and the Salton Sea is the dark feature in the right center of the image.
NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Silver Fire in western New Mexico on June 7, 2013. It has since consumed more than 137,000 acres of timber in a rugged area of the Gila National Forest that has not seen large fires for nearly a century.
Pyrocumulus Clouds Tower Over Silver Fire in New Mexico
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Silver Fire in New Mexico June 12, 2013. By combining information from different MISR cameras, scientists have produced a 3D image of the smoke plume associated with the Silver Fire.
NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this imagery and data over Hurricane Sandy as the storm approached the U.S. east coast on Oct. 28, 2012. The image at left covers an area 250 miles (400 kilometers) wide and extends from Massachusetts to Florida.
NASA Spacecraft Image Shows Isaac's Inflow and Outflow
NASA's Terra spacecraft recorded low-level wind speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (65 knots) from cloud motion observed outside Tropical Storm Isaac's eye. The spacecraft flew over Isaac a few hours before Isaac was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.
NASA Satellite Scares Up An Eerie Image of Haunted Lakes and Ghost Ships
NASA's Terra satellite presents this 'false color' view of portions of Wisconsin and Michigan, including Devil's Lake, Druid Lake, Ghost Lake, Spider Lake, and Witches Lake in Wisconsin; and Bat Lake, Corpse Pond and Witch Lake in Michigan.
As the remains of Tropical Storm Lee passed over Louisiana on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, strong, gusty winds on the western side of the storm stoked fires throughout eastern Texas as seen in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
NASA's MISR Sees Cloud Heights at Top of Hurricane Irene
NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over Hurricane Irene while it was just north of the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2011. At the time, Irene was a category three hurricane making landfall in North Carolina on the morning of Aug. 27 as a category one hurricane.
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 Fires burning in Arizona. The data were acquired mid-morning on June 7, 2011. Nearly 10 distinct bluish-colored smoke plumes can be seen blowing toward the upper right (northeast).
Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland's volcanoes, which began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time (1730 UTC) on Saturday, May 21, 2011, east of the capital city of Reykjavik.
NASA's MISR Images Tsunami Inundation Along Japan's Eastern Coast
The extent of inundation from the destructive and deadly tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011, magnitude 8.9 earthquake centered off Japan's northeastern coast east of the city of Sendai is revealed in this image pair from NASA's Terra spacecraft.