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
Simulations and Visualizations of Hurricane Sandy
Continuous United States and Puerto Rico: Current 1-Day Observed Precipitation - click here for full size
Mesoscale Processes News
Hurricane Breaking News
- Tropical Depression 8E (Eastern Pacific Ocean)
The eighth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed far from land.
- Tropical Storm 02B (Northern Indian Ocean)
An area of low pressure has been lingering in the Bay of Bengal for days before it finally developed into a tropical storm.
- Tropical Depression Halola Makes Landfall in Kyushu and Erodes
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core observatory passed over Typhoon Halola and saw that the northern side of the storm lacked rainfall.
- NASA Sees Tropical Depression Felicia "Swallow" Socorro Island
Tropical Storm Felicia was born early on July 23 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, over 400 miles southwest of Baja California's southern tip.
- NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone 12W Grow into a Tropical Storm
When Tropical Depression 12W formed on the northeastern tip of the Philippines in the Luzon Region, NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the newborn storm.
- Satellite Movie Shows Hurricane Dolores' Remnants Bring Rains to U.S. Southwest
This animation of images captured July 17 to 22 from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows Hurricane Dolores' remnants streaming over the southwestern U.S.
- NASA Sees Tropical Storm Nangka Moving into Sea of Japan
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Nangka after it made landfall and was moving into the Sea of Japan
- Tropical storm Enrique Re-Classified as a Tropical Storm
Although it appeared that Tropical Storm Enrique had weakened to a tropical depression, satellite data revealed that there was still some punch left in the system and it was re-classified a tropical storm on July 17.
- RapidScat Shows a Dying Post-Tropical Storm Claudette
NASA's RapidScat instrument saw that Post-Tropical Storm Claudette's winds were waning with the exception of those in its southwestern quadrant.
- Tropical Depression Chan-Hom Makes Landfall
Before Tropical Storm Chan-Hom made landfall, the RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station measured its waning winds when it was moving over the Yellow Sea.
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