The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth's tropics -- the type associated with severe storms and rainfall -- is increasing as a result of global warming, according to a study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Hurricane, tropical storm and tropical depression rainfall caused many severe floods and numerous lost lives during the 2008 north Atlantic hurricane season.
Scientists, students, and applications users seeking on-the-fly visualizations and analysis of hurricane-related data can now get access to it via the NASA Hurricane Data Analysis tool on-line.
NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the William T. Pecora Award to the QuikScat team.
The recent flurry of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic is a reminder that we are now entering the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, and this season is turning out to be well above average.
For the first time in the 2008 hurricane season, there are four tropical cyclones active in the Atlantic Ocean basin on one day.
A new analysis of environmental conditions over the Atlantic Ocean shows that hot, dry air associated with dust outbreaks from the Sahara desert likely contributed to the quieter-than-expected 2007 hurricane season.
Making a proper distinction by looking at both raindrop size and abundance may be a key to assisting weather forecasters in estimating rainfall intensity to reduce the surprise factor of flash flooding.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season began early in 2007, and by mid-December it was still going.
Thanks to student interns and NASA satellites forecasters will be able to predict overall storm damage more accurately.
A study using NASA data indicates that smaller tropical storms do more to alleviate droughts than hurricanes do over the course of a season by bringing greater cumulative rainfall.
Hurricane Katrina damaged 320 million large trees which led to massive quantities of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.
Accompany this small, unmanned craft as it takes a low-altitude look inside Hurricane Noel.
As Tropical Storm Noel churns off Florida's east coast, NASA and university scientists have announced they have developed a promising new technique for estimating the intensity of tropical cyclones from space.
A NASA visualization illustrating the complex science of hurricane hot towers has been selected for an award by Science Magazine
By monitoring the lightning near a hurricane’s eye, scientists will be able to improve their forecasts of a storm's intensity.
Felix and Henriette make landfall on the same day on either side of Central America.
NASA technology was deployed to aid officials in assessing the damage along much of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Katrina.
Fifteen years ago, in the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in south Florida and became one of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.
Sea surface temperatures are one of the key ingredients for tropical cyclone formation and they were warming up.
Educators will have the opportunity to bring a hurricane expert into their classroom with the release of a new NASA web page and video.
Shakespeare's King Lear shouted to the heavens for a storm to vent its fury on him. Some NASA scientists hope for the same thing. They'd like a few really furious thunderstorms to come their way.
New NASA research is providing clues about how the movement of air within the eye of a hurricane provides energy to keep this central 'powerhouse' functioning.
NASA study suggests tiny dust particles may have foiled 2006 hurricane season forecasts.
Determined to understand why some storms grow into hurricanes while others fizzle, NASA scientists recently looked deep into thunderstorms off the African coast using satellites and airplanes.
NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (NAMMA) probes an easterly atmospheric wave off the African continent.
NASA scientists have learned why this year's hurricane season wasn't a blockbuster like 2005.