Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) images of Delaware Bay,
Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Mountains acquired on March 24, 2000
during Terra orbit 1417. The large image on the right was taken by the MISR camera viewing straight down (nadir). The series of smaller images, from top to bottom, respectively, were taken by cameras viewing 70.5 degrees forward, 45.6 degrees forward, 45.6 degrees aftward, and 70.5 degrees aftward of nadir. These images cover the environs of Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. Differences in brightness, color, and contrast as a function of view
angle are visible over both land and water. Scientists are using MISR data
to monitor changes in clouds, Earths surface, and pollution particles in
the air, and to assess their impact on climate.
No instrument like the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) has flown in space before. Viewing the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles, MISR collects global images with high spatial detail in four colors at every angle.