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  • Middle East, India, Asia
  • Masthead platform instrument info Terra/CERES
  • Masthead date range 15-27 May 2015


The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) sensor on NASA’s Terra satellite measures the amount of energy emitted by Earth’s surface, oceans, and atmosphere. The Indian heat wave shown here was among the five deadliest on record, claiming more than 2,500 lives by 4 June 2015.

Detecting Emitted Radiation from Earth

In this image, emitted radiation is depicted in shades of purple and is measured in watts per square meter. Warmer areas emitting the most longwave radiation are lighter; cooler areas emitting less radiation are darker.


The Earth Observing System Data and Information System is a key core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program. It provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources—satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs.

Earthdata Developer Portal

The newly released Earthdata Developer Portal is for application developers who wish to build applications that search, access, and browse NASA’s Earth science data.

Smoke and fires in northwest India

Image captured on 28 November 2016 by the VIIRS instrument, on board the joint NASA/NOAA SNPP satellite.

Tracking Ocean Currents from Space: A New Application of GRACE Data

A team of NASA and university scientists has developed a new way to use measurements from NASA's GRACE mission to track changes in Atlantic Ocean currents.

Remote Sensing Derived Environmental Indicators for Decision Making

Event Date: November 28, 2016

Join us as we discuss remote sensing derived environmental indicator data sets that can enable environmental decision making. We focus on three major issue areas: ambient air pollution, coastal eutrophication and biomass burning.

User Profile: Dr. Anne Nolin

Who uses NASA Earth science data? Dr. Anne Nolin, to study mountain ecosystems.

Burned but not forgotten

Decades after a fire, high-elevation forests still shape a climate.

NASA EOSDIS Role in the Big Earth Data Initiative

NASA's EOSDIS plays a key role in coordinating the federal Big Earth Data Initiative (BEDI), which aims to make federal civil Earth observing data more discoverable, usable, and accessible.

ORNL DAAC MODIS Team Wins National Award

The MODIS Team at ORNL DAAC was awarded the national Doug D. Nebert Champion of the World award for their work developing the MODIS tool suite.

Explore Current Natural Hazards with the new NASA Worldview/EONET Events Feature

Imagery and information about current natural hazard events are only a click away thanks to a collaboration between Worldview and the Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker (EONET).

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