Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

MISR Featured Articles

MISR project; link to MISR home page.

MISR Featured Articles



Smoke over Athens - The effects of forest fires show up in a multi-satellite view of pollution.

Aerosols over Australia - Researchers explore the links between atmospheric aerosols, climate change, and ultraviolet rays.

Following the World Trade Center plume - Remote sensing helps track the drift of harmful pollutants following the World Trade Center collapse.

Cloudy with a chance of Drizzle - By analyzing data from the MISR instrument, scientists discover that a unique type of cloud formation is much more prevalent than was previously believed.

Squeezing Water from Rock - Survivors of the New Madrid earthquakes reported not only intense ground shaking and land movement, but also an unfamiliar phenomenon of water and sand spouting up through cracks in the Earth's surface.

Tracking Clouds - Tune in to the evening weather report on any given day, and you'll no doubt see satellite images of clouds.

Looking at the Moon to Better See Earth - Terra satellite performs manuver that allows all nine of MISR's camera to capture images of the moon.

Tropical Storm Harvey over Texas - After making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane the day before, striking images are captured by MISR as the storm maintained a dangerous tropical storm status.

New Images of Irma's Towering Clouds - MISR passes over Irma over the Dominican Republic as a Category 5 hurricane.