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

Science Highlight

Predicting GPM Signals

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

  • Peipah (was 05W - Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Several regions in the south and central Philippines have flood advisories as the remnants of now dissipated Tropical Depression Peipah continue to linger over the country
  • Ita (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    After coming ashore on April 11, Tropical Cyclone Ita dropped heavy rainfall over the weekend that caused flooding in many areas of northeastern Australia's state of Queensland
  • Ivanoe (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Tropical Storm Ivanoe formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on April 5 and didn't last more than a day, but NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission captured rainfall data on the short-lived storm.
  • Tropical Storm 22S
    Tropical Storm 22S came together on April 4 during the afternoon hours (Eastern Daylight Time/U.S.) in the Southern Indian Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.
  • Hellen (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Powerful Tropical Cyclone Hellen rapidly weakened after hitting northwestern Madagascar but Hellen's remnants have recently started to show signs of life.
  • Gillian (Southwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Tropical Cyclone Gillian was near peak intensity when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed overhead and saw towering thunderstorms and very heavy rainfall in the storm on March 23.
  • 04W ( was 94W - Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    The remnants of Tropical Depression 04W moved away from Palawan and into the South China Sea on March 25 as NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead.
  • Mike (Southwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Tropical Cyclone Mike didn't even last a day as NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed the storm dissipating just 24 hours after it was born.
  • Lusi (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    NASA's Aqua satellite caught an infrared picture of Tropical Cyclone Lusi after it transitioned into an extra-tropical storm, north of New Zealand.
  • Hadi (Southwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Tropical Cyclone Hadi is now a remnant low pressure area in the Southern Pacific Ocean.

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