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Latest Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Stories

CERES Satellite Data Paint A Grim Picture Of Arctic Surface Darkening
2014-02-19 07:03:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earth’s reflectivity (albedo) is on a much faster decline than previously estimated due to the retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. A key instrument incorporated on several NASA satellites has revealed significant data on this profoundly concerning issue. A team of researchers from University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography used data from the Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES),...

NASA Study Points To Infrared-Herring As Cause Of Apparent Amazon Green-Up
2014-02-07 10:42:54

Kathryn Hansen, NASA For the past eight years, scientists have been working to make sense of why some satellite data seemed to show the Amazon rainforest "greening-up" during the region's dry season each year from June to October. The green-up indicated productive, thriving vegetation in spite of limited rainfall. Now, a new NASA study published today in the journal Nature shows that the appearance of canopy greening is not caused by a biophysical change in Amazon forests, but instead...

NASA Sees System 91S Struggling
2014-01-31 14:20:56

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared data on System 91S in the Mozambique Channel that showed a system battered by wind shear, stretched out, with broken convection. A false-colored infrared image was created at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. using infrared data from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on January 31 at 11:05 UTC/6:05 a.m. EST. The MODIS image showed the strongest thunderstorms associated with System...

Typhoon Pabuk's Veiled Eye Seen By NASA
2013-09-24 10:57:38

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite orbit around the Earth took it right over Typhoon Pabuk and the image showed an eye veiled with some high clouds. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Typhoon Pabuk on Sept. 24 at 04:05 UTC as it was nearing Japan. In the image, high clouds draped over Pabuk's eye. Pabuk's eye is about 30 nautical miles/34.5 miles/55.5 km wide, about three times larger than...

NASA Sees Central And Southern Power In Tropical Storm Usagi
2013-09-18 12:46:23

NASA Powerful thunderstorms wrapped around Tropical Storm Usagi's center and its southern quadrant in visible data from NASA's Aqua satellite on Sept. 18. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Usagi on Sept. 18 at 04:40 UTC/12:40 a.m. EDT, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer known better as "MODIS" took a picture of the northwestern Pacific Ocean storm. The image showed thick bands of powerful thunderstorms south of the center of circulation, and wrapping tightly around...

Hurricane Humberto's Clouds And Rainfall Analyzed By Two NASA Satellites
2013-09-12 09:21:57

NASA Two NASA satellites passed over the hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic on Sept. 10 gathering information about the environment of Hurricane Humberto. NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared and visible data on Humberto's clouds while NASA's TRMM satellite measured the rainfall rates occurring from those clouds. Humberto is the first hurricane of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite called TRMM had an excellent daytime view of...

2013-08-15 08:34:54

Demand is up in most industries across many skill levels JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When on the job hunt, professionals often ask: where are the jobs and where is the money? Earlier this year, Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing, revealed the list of Hot Cities for IT Jobs, and now has identified the Hottest Jobs in IT. The job titles were selected based on internal data and trends seen through the Modis branch network across the United States....

Tracking Fires From Space
2013-08-10 05:59:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As wildfires rage across California, NASA scientists are using satellite imagery to both monitor the current blaze and create models designed to predict where future fires might occur. "Over the last 30 years we have seen an increase in hot and dry conditions that promote fire activity," said Doug Morton, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. "And across the western US and Alaska, satellites show an increase...

Image From NASA Of Tropical Storm Cimaron Making Landfall In China
2013-07-18 14:05:07

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Looking at the extent of a tropical cyclone's clouds from space doesn't tell you all you need to know about a storm, so satellites use infrared, microwave and multi-spectral imagery to look "under the hood." Two NASA satellites provided an outside and inside look at Tropical Storm Cimaron as it was starting to make landfall in China. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of...

Tropical Storm Soulik Seen By NASA Over Marianas Islands
2013-07-09 09:50:56

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, the MODIS and AIRS instruments captured images that showed the storm's eastern quadrant covered the Marianas Islands and that the storm has become more organized in the last day. The MODIS or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a brilliant visible image of Storm Soulik over the Mariana...