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

 

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Mesoscale Processes News

Hurricane Breaking News

  • Dolphin (was 07W/System 93W - NW Pacific Ocean)
    Tropical Storm Dolphin transitioned into an extra-tropical storm and Aqua captured an image of the storm on its way toward the Sea of Okhotsk.
  • Ana (was TS90L - North Atlantic)
    Scientists took the opportunity to observe Ana?s wind dynamics with the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer.
  • Noul (Northwest Pacific Ocean)
    Noul is forecast to curve toward the northeast in the direction of Japan's Okinawa Islands, losing strength as it advances.
  • Quang (Southern Indian Ocean)
    The rainfall accumulation analysis above was computed from data generated by the Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM during the period from April 28 to May 3, 2015.
  • 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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