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

  • Erika (Atlantic Ocean)
    Satellite data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite was made into an animation that showed the demise of Erika as it neared eastern Cuba early on August 29.
  • Jimena (Eastern Pacific)
    NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Hurricane Jimena in the Eastern Pacific and saw the strongest thunderstorms building up quickly, especially in the northern quadrant of the storm.
  • Kilo (Central Pacific)
    Tropical Storm Kilo looks like a giant comma from space in imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.
  • Ignacio (was 12E - Eastern Pacific)
    Ignacio is forecast to move near Hawaii over the weekend of August 29 and 30.
  • Loke (was TD4C - Central Pacific)
    GPM can measure rainfall from space, and saw heavy rainfall in the Central Pacific's Loke when it was a hurricane.
  • Goni (was 16W - Northwest Pacific Ocean)
    Aqua flew over Extra-Tropical Cyclone Goni on August 26 and MODIS captured this visible image of the storm in the Sea of Japan.
  • Atsani (was 17W - Northwest Pacific Ocean)
    The remnants of former Typhoon Atsani were triggering watches and warnings for heavy rain and snow in portions of Alaska on August 26, 2015.
  • Danny (was TD4 - Atlantic Ocean)
    Danny has become a degenerate, that is, the tropical depression weakened.
  • 11E (Eastern Pacific)
    Tropical Depression 11E came to an end early today, August 18 when the National Hurricane Center noted that the storm degenerated into a remnant low pressure area.
  • Hilda (Eastern Pacific)
    Images generated from NOAA's GOES-West satellite were made into an animation that showed the "last Hoorah" of Hilda as it weakened into a low pressure area on August 14, south of the Big Island of Hawaii.

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