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 Imagery and Articles

MISR project; link to MISR home page.


MISR Imagery and Articles

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Illustrations of MISR instrument viewing the earth:

Level 3 Imagery: Visualization of select parameters available in the MISR Level 3 global data products

Field Campaigns: Imagery supporting field campaigns, intensive research studies

MISR Browse Tool: Easy access to ellipsoid projected true-color images for each camera reduced to 2.2 km resolution

Browse AtlasTime series of MISR browse images for the continental United States (January 2003 - February 2004) and for specific field experiments

Feature Articles: Articles featuring MISR data products

  • 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.