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

 

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Mesoscale Processes News

Hurricane Breaking News

  • Norbert (Eastern Pacific)
    The GOES-West satellite caught the birth of Tropical Storm Norbert on Sept. 2.
  • Dolly (Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico)
    NASA's Terra satellite caught an image of the low pressure area that would become Tropical Storm Dolly while it was moving over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Cristobal (Atlantic Ocean)
    Satellite imagery shows Hurricane Cristobal racing through the North Atlantic on Friday, August 29 while losing its tropical characteristics.
  • Marie (Eastern Pacific)
    NOAA's GOES-West satellite keeps a continuous eye on the Eastern Pacific and has been covering Hurricane Marie since birth.
  • Karina (Eastern Pacific)
    Massive Marie appears like a giant fish about to swallow tiny Tropical Depression Karina on GOES-West satellite imagery.
  • Lowell (was 12E - Eastern Pacific Ocean)
    Satellite data showed that Lowell had ceased its life as a tropical cyclone over the past weekend.
  • Julio (Eastern Pacific)
    Tropical Storm Julio doesn't have any strong thunderstorms or strong convection left in it according to infrared satellite imagery from NASA.
  • Iselle (Eastern Pacific Ocean)
    The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Tropical Storm Iselle and gathered data on clouds and rainfall as it affected Hawaii.
  • Halong (was 11W - Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of Tropical Storm Halong as it moved across southern Japan on August 10.
  • Genevieve (Eastern Pacific Ocean)
    Cloud tops were warming and precipitation was waning in Tropical Depression Genevieve when NASA's Aqua satellite flew overhead.

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