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

  • Diamondra (Southern Indian Ocean)
    The eighth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season has formed far from land, and TRMM saw some heavy rain east of the storm's center.
  • Niko (Southern Pacific Ocean)
    NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Niko and provided forecasters with an infrared view of how wind shear is pushing the storm apart.
  • Chedza (Southern Indian Ocean)
    The Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8 captured this image of flooding along the Tsiribihina River in Madagascar on January 20, 2015.
  • Mekkhala (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    After Tropical Storm Mekkhala drenched the eastern Philippines, the GPM satellite data created a rainfall map showing almost two feet of rainfall in an isolated area.
  • Bansi (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Aqua captured a picture of sediment stirred up from the storm around the Cargados Carajos Shoals.
  • Jangmi (South China Sea)
    Jangmi encountered strong southeasterly vertical wind shear in the Sulu Sea and NPP captured a visible picture of the storm on Dec. 31.
  • Kate (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Aqua passed over Kate on Dec. 31 and took an image of the storm that showed how wind shear had ripped it apart.
  • Bakung (Southern Indian Ocean)
    Bakung continues to linger and NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP is one satellite keeping an eye on the storm for possible re-development.
  • Hagupit (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)
    On Dec. 12, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm's center spinning down off the coast of southern Vietnam.
  • Sinlaku (Northwest Pacific)
    Tropical Storm Sinlaku made landfall in east-central Vietnam bringing some moderate to heavy rainfall with it.

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