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

  • Glenda (was 14S - South Indian Ocean)
    Terra revealed that Tropical Cyclone Glenda was being stretched out by wind shear on Feb. 27.
  • Marcia (Southern Pacific)
    Powerful Tropical Cyclone Marcia dropped a lot of rain as it made landfall and moved over eastern Queensland, Australia from February 19 to 21.
  • Lam (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    Tropical Cyclone Lam made landfall in a remote area of the Northern Territory and the TRMM satellite revealed that it brought heavy rain with it.
  • Higos (Northwest Pacific Ocean)
    The Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Depression Higos and saw wind shear is literally pushing the storm apart.
  • Fundi (South Indian Ocean)
    The final warning was issued on Tropical cyclone Fundi on Sunday, Feb 8 as NASA-JAXA's GPM satellite captured its waning rainfall.
  • Ola (South Pacific Ocean)
    Ola was being battered by vertical wind shear when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured an infrared picture of the storm.
  • Eunice (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Eunice has been spinning around in the Southern Indian Ocean and between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 NASA satellites saw the storm transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone.
  • Diamondra (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Tropical Cyclone Diamondra is currently in the middle of the Indian Ocean and is not threatening any land masses at this time.
  • Bansi (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Though this image may look like they come from a science fiction movie, it is in fact a photograph of tropical cyclone Bansi as seen at night by astronauts on the International Space Station.
  • Niko (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Niko and provided forecasters with an infrared view of how wind shear is pushing the storm apart.

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