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
- 18E - Eastern Pacific
It's a rare thing when a tropical depression develops the same exact distance between two landforms, and newborn Tropical Depression 18E has done that in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
- Choi-Wan (Northwest Pacific Ocean)
An infrared NASA satellite image revealed that the remnants of Ex-Typhoon Choi-wan continued to generate rainy and windy weather over southeastern Russia on October 8.
- Oho (Central Pacific)
NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw the remnants of former Hurricane Oho moving toward British Columbia, Canada and western Washington State.
- Joaquin (was TD11 - Atlantic Ocean)
Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Hurricane Joaquin weakening over cooler waters and transitioning into a post-tropical cyclone.
- 8C (Central Pacific)
Tropical Depression 8C formed southwest of Hawaii on October 3 and by October 4 it was a post-tropical cyclone.
- Mujigae (was 22W - Northwest Pacific Ocean)
Tropical Storm Mujigae tracked over the northern Philippines and as it entered the South China Sea, NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm.
- Marty (Eastern Pacific)
Tropical Depression Marty degenerated into a remnant low pressure area early on October 1 after NASA's RapidScat captured a look at its waning winds.
- Dujuan (Northwest Pacific Ocean)
Highest rainfall totals were over the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and along the eastern coast of Taiwan, south of where the typhoon made landfall.
- Niala (Central Pacific Ocean)
Post-Tropical Cyclone Niala faded under a hostile atmospheric environment and an infrared satellite image shows the torn-apart storm's remnants southwest of Hawaii.
- Ida (Atlantic Ocean)
The RapidScat instrument saw former Tropical Storm Ida's waning winds when the International Space Station passed over the remnant low pressure area on September 25, 2015.
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