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.
Evaluating Light Rain Drop Size Estimates from Multi-Wavelength Micropulse Lidar Network Profiling
Predicting GPM Signals
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Mesoscale Processes News
Hurricane Breaking News
- Faxai (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite today revealed that wind shear was stretching out Tropical Cyclone Faxai and the storm was waning.
- Kofi (was 16P - Southern Pacific Ocean)
Tropical Cyclone Kofi was becoming an extra-tropical storm on March 3 and NASA's Terra satellite captured its last hours as a tropical system.
- Guito (was 15S - Southern Indian Ocean)
NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Guito as it exited the Mozambique Channel and moved into the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean.
- Fobane (was 14S - Southern Indian Ocean)
Tropical Cyclone Fobane has been battered by increasing vertical wind shear and moving over cooler waters.
- Edilson (Southern Indian Ocean)
It didn't take long for Tropical Cyclone Edilson to fizzle after running into increasing vertical wind shear.
- Edna (Southern Pacific Ocean)
NASA's Aqua satellite spotted two storms in one image in the Southern Pacific Ocean as Tropical Cyclone Edna brushes by New Caledonia and an extra-tropical storm lingers west of New Zealand.
- Fletcher (was 94P - Southern Pacific Ocean)
NASA's Aqua satellite captured two low pressure areas from different ocean basins in one infrared image: Fletcher in the Gulf of Carpentaria and System 95S.
- Kajiki (Northwest Pacific Ocean)
NASA's Aqua satellite captured one of the last images of Tropical Storm Kajiki as it began moving over the central Philippines on Jan. 31.
- 91S (Southern Indian Ocean)
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared data on System 91S in the Mozambique Channel that showed a system battered by wind shear, stretched out, with broken convection.
- Dylan (was 11P/99P - Southern Pacific Ocean)
As Tropical Storm Dylan was making landfall in Queensland on January 30, NASA's TRMM satellite was capturing rainfall data on the storm.
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