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

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Predicting GPM Signals

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CONUS Precipitation

Continuous United States and Puerto Rico: Current 1-Day Observed Precipitation - click here for full size

Mesoscale Processes News

Hurricane Breaking News

  • Matmo (was 10W - Northwest Pacific Ocean)
    NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Matmo when it was moving through the Taiwan Strait for its final landfall in mainland China.
  • TD2 (Atlantic Ocean)
    NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured imagery of the Atlantic Ocean's Tropical Depression 2 is it degenerated into a tropical wave on July 23.
  • Rammasun (was 09W - Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    TRMM measured up Super Typhoon Rammasun's rainfall rates, rainfall totals, and cloud heights providing a look at the inner workings and aftermath of the storm.
  • Wali (Central Pacific)
    On July 19, NOAA noted that Wali didn't even make it to the Big Island, but moisture associated with the storm did.
  • Neoguri (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Super Typhoon Neoguri weakened to a tropical storm when it dropped heavy rainfall over southern Japan during the week of July 7, 2014.
  • Fausto (Eastern Pacific)
    GOES-West and GPM satellites helped forecasters determine that Fausto is now a remnant area of low pressure in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
  • Arthur (Atlantic Ocean)
    These two images of the remnants of former Hurricane Arthur were taken by AIRS aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on July 7.
  • Douglas (Eastern Pacific Ocean)
    Tropical Storm Douglas is on a weakening trend and satellite imagery showed that the storm appeared more elongated on July 3.
  • 08W (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    Powerful thunderstorms in some areas of newborn Tropical Depression 08W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean were dropping heavy rainfall on July 3.
  • Elida (Pacific Ocean)
    Strong northwesterly wind shear took its toll on Tropical Storm Elida, weakening it to a remnant low early on July 2.

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