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  • Masthead platform instrument info Terra/MISR
  • Masthead date range 30 APR 2018

MISR on Terra

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft has nine cameras that view Earth at different angles. As the instrument flies overhead, each region of Earth’s surface is imaged by all cameras in four wavelengths (blue, green, red, and near-infrared).

Monitoring Smoke Plume Height

This image shows the view from MISR's downward-pointing camera. The angular information from MISR images is used to calculate smoke plume height. The plume top near the active Tinder Fire was approximately 13,000 feet. In general, higher-altitude plumes transport smoke farther from the source.


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Ferguson Fire, California, USA

Image captured on 15 July 2018, by the VIIRS instrument, on board the joint NOAA/NASA Suomi-NPP satellite.

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