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Smoke Plumes near Yosemite

This image was acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft. In this image, the the massive Rim Fire measures 380 by 346 km (236 by 215 mi).

The Rim Fire

This wildland fire, called the Rim Fire, started in a remote canyon in the Stanislaus National Forest, and was the third largest wildfire in California's history.


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Webinar: SeaDAS - Enabling the Study of our Planet from Space

Published: May 26, 2016

This webinar demonstrates the capabilities and use of SeaDAS (Version 7 and later), NASA's free and publicly available software which enables users from their standard desktop and laptop computers to process,visualize, and analyze remote-sensing data.

Smoke from western wildfires over the Atlantic Ocean

Published: May 23, 2016

Image captured on 20 May 2016 by the VIIRS instrument, on board the Suomi-NPP satellite.

User Profile: Mark Anderson

Published: May 12, 2016

Who Uses NASA Earth Science Data? Dr. Mark Anderson, to better understand how frozen surfaces react to changing atmospheric conditions

2015 EOSDIS Data User Profile Yearbook

Published: May 9, 2016

NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is pleased to announce the 2015 EOSDIS Data User Profile Yearbook.

Trapping tapirs

Published: November 9, 2015

An endangered species emerges from the shadows.

Data Chat: Carey Noll

Published: April 28, 2016

Talking about Space Geodesy with NASA CDDIS Manager Carey Noll

Rounding up Data with a Golden Lasso: Getting Soil Moisture Data from SMAP to DAAC

Published: April 19, 2016

NASA's SMAP team turns raw satellite data into more than a dozen data products for data users around the world.

Japan, NASA provide open access to ASTER data

Published: April 1, 2016

As of 1 April 2016, all Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data products are available at no charge from the LP DAAC.

Visit the New NASA Sea Level Change Portal!

Published: January 21, 2016

Features up-to-date NASA sea level change research, science and news

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