Published on 16 December 2021
NASA has a unique view of our planet from space. NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites provide high quality data on Earth's interconnected environment, from air quality to sea ice.
These four missions will enhance the ability to monitor our changing planet:
- TROPICS will use six small satellites to provide improved and rapid measurements of tropical cyclones.
- EMIT will trace the origin and composition of mineral dust that can affect climate, ecosystems, air quality, and human health with an imaging spectrometer aboard the International Space Station.
- NOAA's JPSS-2 will help scientists predict extreme weather conditions including floods, wildfires, volcanoes and more.
- SWOT will evaluate the world's oceans and their role in climate change, as well as monitor lakes, rivers, and other surface waters.