Quantcast

Latest Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Stories

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...

Tropical Storm Yagi Just South Of Japan Seen By NASA Satellite
2013-06-11 15:40:17

NASA Tropical Storm Yagi is not expected to make landfall in Japan, but NASA satellite imagery showed that the storm was just south of the big island. NASA´s Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Yagi on Tuesday, June 11 at 04:10 UTC (12:10 a.m. EDT/1:10 p.m. Japan local time) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument captured a visible image of the storm. The image showed that clouds associated with the northern fringes of the storm were draped...

Fires Burning In Northern Saskatchewan
2013-06-07 14:21:15

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 05, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS´s thermal bands, are outlined in red. All three fires noted here are more than 100 hectares in size (>247 acres). According to the Government of Saskatchewan's wildfire website, this area of the province has been designated an "observation zone." This means in this area there are fewer...

Infrared View Of Powerhouse Fire In California Captured By NASA
2013-06-05 13:57:29

NASA The MASTER instrument aboard NASA's ER-2 high-altitude science aircraft captured this infrared image of the Powerhouse wildfire in the Angeles National Forest near the town of Lake Hughes, Calif., during a nighttime flight May 31-June 1. The MASTER composite image shows the intensity of the heat from the fire in different colors, with the hottest part of the wildfire appearing bluish-white in this image. This image is a color composite of three infrared bands — red, green and...

Fires In Eastern China
2013-06-05 09:09:37

NASA NASA´s Aqua satellite captured multiple plumes of smoke from agricultural fires and industrial pollution in China. The smoke and haze stretches from Inner Mongolia, located north of Beijing, south and west including the provinces of Hebei, Shedong, Henan, Shanxi, Hubai, Hunan, and Chongqing. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite has infrared capabilities that can detect heat from the various wildfires. This image was...

Powerhouse Fire In California
2013-06-03 18:41:13

NASA NASA's Terra satellite captured this natural-color satellite image of California's Powerhouse Fire with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on June 1, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS´s thermal bands, are outlined in red. According to the CBSnews.com, "Nearly 3,000 people from some 700 homes were under evacuation orders Monday as a wildfire north of Los Angeles kept growing, feeding on old, dry brush, some of which hadn't burned...

Thompson Ridge Fire In New Mexico
2013-06-03 18:13:08

NASA NASA´s Aqua satellite captured an image of a large light-brown colored plumes of smoke from two large fires burning in New Mexico: the Thompson Ridge Fire (left) and the Tres Lagunas Fire (right). Inciweb reported that the Thompson Ridge Fire is located in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, located about two miles northeast of La Cueva, New Mexico. The fire is reported to be human-caused, and started on May 31, 2013. So far, 1,906 acres have burned in the Preserve. The...

Tres Lagunas Fire Burning In New Mexico
2013-06-03 18:08:37

NASA NASA´s Aqua satellite captured an image of a large light-brown colored plume of smoke blowing east-southeast from the Tres Lagunas Fire burning in New Mexico. On June 3, the smoke is forecast to blow in a more northerly and easterly direction, affecting Las Vegas, I-25 and surrounding communities. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite has infrared capabilities that can detect heat from the various wildfires. This...

Satellites See Potential Wildfire Threats In SoCal
2013-05-14 08:26:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season. Scientists from NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Chapman University have tracked the relationship between rainfall and the growth and drying-out of vegetation in recent months, during what has been an abnormally dry year. The data shows that the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.