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

  • Maysak (was 04W - NW Pacific)
    Aqua captured an image of Maysak as it strengthened into a super typhoon on March 31, reaching Category 5 hurricane status.
  • Nathan (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    Suomi NPP captured an image of the remnants of Nathan over the southern Top End of Australia's Northern Territory on March 25.
  • Reuben (NW Pacific Ocean)
    Reuben formed on Sunday, March 21 in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and by March 23 was already dissipating.
  • Pam (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    Carbonate sediments lofted by Pam were spotted when the Terra captured this image of the South Pacific Ocean on March 16.
  • Bavi (was 03W - NW Pacific Ocean)
    Bavi weakened to a depression and NASA's RapidScat instrument measured its waning winds from space.
  • 90Q (Southern Atlantic Ocean)
    Just one day after it formed, the southern Atlantic Ocean the now former sub-tropical storm 90Q appeared to be fizzling out on NASA satellite imagery.
  • Olwyn (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Shortly after Olwyn made landfall near Cape Cuvier in Western Australia early on March 13, Terra captured an image of the storm.
  • 03W (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    The third tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean typhoon season has formed in eastern Micronesia.
  • Haliba (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Haliba appeared to be the "filling" in a sandwich between the islands of La Reunion and Mauritius in NASA satellite imagery.
  • 15S (2015 - Southern Indian Ocean)
    15S continued to meander in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean when NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites passed overhead and captured images of it.

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