The relatively mild winter of 2012 has many people asking, "Where's the snow?" These maps show the answer.
The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument had its 'first light' moment aboard the Suomi NPP satellite.
Inconsistencies between satellite observations of Earth's heat and measurements of ocean heating led NASA scientists to reexamine the data to solve the puzzle.
NASA's Students' Cloud Observations On-Line (S'COOL) program has received 100,000 cloud observations from students around the world.
Researchers created a model to predict the severity and geographic distribution of fires in the Amazon rain forest and the rest of South America months in advance.
For more than a decade, instruments on NASA satellites have revolutionized what scientists know about fire's role in land cover change, ecosystem processes, and the global carbon cycle.
NASA has released a series of new satellite data visualizations that show tens of millions of fires detected worldwide from space since 2002.
NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
Some of the more than 170 major wildfires that have erupted throughout drought-stricken Texas in the past week are visible in this NASA satellite image of east Texas.
Norman Loeb, the principal investigator for CERES, explains the benefit a long-term, continuous record of climate measurements is so important.
The latest CERES instrument, on board NPP satellite, will continue 27 years of data on the solar energy reflected and absorbed by Earth, the heat the planet emits and the role of clouds in that process.
An international group of scientists has detailed glacier ice loss following the collapse of the Larsen A and B ice shelves in 1995 and 2002.
NASA has just released satellite images showing activity this week from volcanoes in the countries of Eritrea, Chile and Indonesia.
A new paper published in Science inquires into how airplanes punch holes in clouds and into the potential for the phenomenon's link to increased precipitation around major airports.
Several NASA satellites have tracked the ash plume from the eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle around the world.
NASA's Terra Satellite, the GOES-13 and GOES-11 satellites all captured images of the ash plume from southern Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Volcano this week. The volcano is located in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province of Chile.
A NASA-led research team has used a variety of NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests.
The Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT, team has used satellite data to identify tornado damage from the April 27th outbreak.
Recent images of the April 27 storm damage path have been captured by NASA's Terra satellite, part of NASA's Earth Observing Satellite system, or EOS.
NASA posts a continuous stream of new images from the agency’s fleet of 13 Earth-orbiting satellites and many research aircraft to the agency's website as well as on Twitter and Facebook. NASA's collective eyes on Earth are pioneering scientists' ability to see our home planet around the clock in order to better understand how it works.
A new NASA-funded study has revealed widespread reductions in the greenness of the forests in the vast Amazon basin in South America caused by the record-breaking drought of 2010.
A new before-and-after image pair from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows a region northeast of Sendai, Japan, affected by the March 11, 2011, tsunami.
Flooding from the destructive tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011 quake off Japan's northeastern coast is visible in before/after images from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
Two new images from NASA’s Terra spacecraft show the region devastated this week by New Zealand’s most destructive earthquake in 80 years.
A massive winter storm affected 30 U.S. states last week. Satellite images from NASA provide a panorama of the fallen snow.
Called one of the largest winter storms since the 1950s, this system is affecting 30 states with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain.
Ireland was swathed in white Dec. 22, when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
We may be becoming an ever more technologically advanced society, but we remain as dependent as ever on the natural world that surrounds us.
A Texas A&M scientist's study found that clouds likely responded to carbon dioxide-induced global warming by amplifying that warming.
Summer land surface temperature of cities in the Northeast were warmer than surrounding rural areas due to the urban heat island effect.