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

  • Joalane (was 22S - Southern Indian Ocean)
    GPM showed the effects of wind shear and waning rainfall rates in Joalane as it was moving in a southeasterly direction through the S. Indian Ocean.
  • Solo (SW Pacific Ocean)
    Solo was dissipating over the Southwestern Pacific Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on April 13, 2015.
  • Ikola (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Strong vertical wind shear has taken a toll on Ikola and that was pretty clear in a visible-light image from the Suomi NPP satellite today, April 8.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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