Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes: Mission

Our mission is to conduct research to understand the physics and dynamics of atmospheric processes through the use of satellite, aircraft and surface-based remote sensing observations and computer-based simulations.

Upgraded Global Air-sea Turbulent Fluxes from GSSTF datasets and Their Climate Applications

Science Highlight

Simulations and Visualizations of Hurricane Sandy

Science Highlight

CONUS Precipitation

Continuous United States and Puerto Rico: Current 1-Day Observed Precipitation - click here for full size

Mesoscale Processes News

Hurricane Breaking News

  • Gonzalo (Atlantic Ocean)
    NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites captured before and after images of Bermuda and surrounding waters when Hurricane Gonzalo struck the island on Oct. 17.
  • Ana (Central Pacific)
    Slow-moving Tropical Storm Ana was still affecting parts of Hawaii on Oct. 20 when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead from its orbit in space.
  • Trudy (Eastern Pacific)
    Tropical Storm Trudy formed on Saturday, Oct. 17 and by Oct.19 the storm made landfall in southern Mexico and weakened to a remnant low pressure area.
  • Hudhud (Northern Indian Ocean)
    Data from the TRMM satellite was used to create maps showing rainfall totals as Cyclone Hudhud made landfall in east central India.
  • Vongfong (Western Pacific)
    Aqua passed over Vongfong on Oct. 4 as it was moving away from Hokkaido, Japan, the northernmost of the big islands.
  • Fay (Atlantic Ocean)
    The fifth named Atlantic storm didn't maintain hurricane status long. Fay became a hurricane late on Oct. 12 and by early on Oct. 13, had weakened back to a tropical storm.
  • Simon (Eastern Pacific)
    GOES has captured Simon's landfall in Mexico and movement into the U.S. Southwest.
  • Phanfone (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Typhoon Phanfone packed heavy rainfall as it brushed over Japan and NASA's TRMM satellite identified where the rain fell.
  • Rachel (Eastern Pacific)
    Rachel is spinning down west of Mexico's Baja California, and another tropical low pressure area developing dwarfs the tropical storm.
  • Kammuri (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Tropical Storm Kammuri continues to appear more like a cold front on satellite imagery as it transitions into an extra-tropical storm over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

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