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

  • Sandra (Eastern Pacific)
    Data from NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) were used to estimate the amount of rainfall that hurricane Sandra produced during the period from November 23-29, 2015.
  • Tuni (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    NASA's GPM core satellite and NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Tuni was being battered by wind shear and had lost its tropical characteristics.
  • In-fa (was 27W) - Northwestern Pacific Ocean
    Tropical Storm In-fa was becoming an extra-tropical storm as it tracked toward the island of Iwo To, Japan in the western North Pacific Ocean.
  • Annabelle - Southern Indian Ocean
    Tropical Cyclone Annabelle ran into adverse atmospheric and oceanic conditions and was fading quickly on Nov. 24. But the day before, NASA's RapidScat instrument saw some dying bursts of wind from the weakening Southern Indian Ocean system.
  • Rick (was 21E - Eastern Pacific)
    The remnants of post-tropical cyclone Rick continued to linger in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on November 23.
  • 97B - North Indian Ocean
    During the past week extreme rainfall from two slow moving tropical low pressure areas caused severe flooding in southeastern India.
  • Kate (Atlantic Ocean)
    NASA and NOAA recently got three different views of former tropical cyclone Kate from space.
  • Megh (was 05A) - No. Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea
    One week ago to the day Cyclone Chapala, the first Category 1 cyclone to strike Yemen in recorded history made landfall in Yemen, then a second tropical cyclone named Megh made landfall.
  • Chapala (Northern Indian Ocean)
    The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite added up the totals as Cyclone Chapala dropped a lot of rain moving across the Arabian Sea to landfall in Yemen.
  • Koppu (NW Pacific)
    Extremely heavy rainfall from the once Super Typhoon Koppu has caused deadly flooding and mudslides in the Philippines.

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