After 5 years of concurrent operations with the Afternoon Constellation, known as the "A-Train," the PARASOL satellite is going on another orbit "track."
On December 2, NOAA officially deactivated its GOES-10 satellite after 12 years of service. By May 2010, the GOES-12 satellite will replace GOES-10, which was covering South America, and GOES-13 will take GOES-12's place over the eastern U.S.
This year, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) turns 50 years old, and NASA is proud to be one of their partners in tropical cyclone forecasting and research.
December 7, 2009, marks the eighth anniversary of the Jason-1 launch.
NASA's effort to deploy the first satellite mission to advance global precipitation observations from space moved closer to this goal when agency officials approved critical elements for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission on Dec. 2.
Tropical cyclones passing over or near the northern Philippines caused many severe floods, landslides and numerous lost lives during the 2009 western north Pacific typhoon season.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite named GOES-14, is being placed in on-orbit storage this month to await its call to duty.
NASA mission managers are assessing options for future operations of the venerable QuikScat satellite following the age-related failure of a mechanism that spins the scatterometer antenna.
In 2005, NASA created the NASA Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Web page that covers NASA research on tropical cyclones around the world every day. Now, NASA's Hurricane page has a companion "Twitter" page.
Recent sea-level height data from the Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite indicates that El Niño is experiencing a late-fall resurgence.
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM satellite has the ability to provide data that can be made into three-dimensional images.
Thanks to NASA's GOES Project, individuals can now access real-time satellite data from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
NASA satellites cataloged the deadly history of Tropical Storm Parma, during its long life (Sept 28-Oct 14, 2009) in the Western Pacific, where it caused flooding, destruction and death in the Philippines and China.
Since May 2009, the tropical Pacific Ocean has switched from a cool pattern of ocean circulation known as La Niña to her warmer sibling, El Niño.
The latest tropical system to the hit the Philippines, Tropical Storm Ketsana (known locally as "Tropical Storm Ondoy"), has resulted in record flooding in the capital of Manila on the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines.
So far at least 9 people are dead and others are missing across the southeastern United States as a result of severe flooding brought about by several days worth of heavy showers and thundershowers.
NASA's Aqua, CloudSat and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) captured stunning satellite images and different views of Super Typhoon Choi-Wan this week.
A low that developed in the Bay of Bengal from the monsoon season last week and was briefly classified as a tropical cyclone, named TC 03B, made an inland trek into India and is still going.
This collection of images features the strongest tropical cyclones from all oceans in the past decade.
NASA has released a video of Hurricane Bill today from the GOES-14 satellite. The video was put together from a series of still frames taken by the satellite using both infrared and visible imagery and provides different views of Hurricane Bill on August 20.
NASA has several satellites that orbit the Earth one behind the other on the same track. They're called the "A-Train" and one of the things they study is tropical cyclones.
After a rather slow start, the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season has seen a sudden surge in activity with the rapid emergence of three named storms.
Typhoon Morakot struck Taiwan on August 7 and later China on August 10, 2009, bringing an enormous amount of rain that caused massive flooding, devastating mudslides, and loss of life.
In July 2009, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center reported that ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific had shifted into El Niño—anomalously warm—conditions.
GOES-14 shows first image.
Using Jason-2 altimetry data, NASA scientists are closely monitoring the recent Pacific El Niño warming.
GOES-O became GOES-14 once it reached its geosynchronous orbit on July 8, 2009.
The first month of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season drew to a close without so much as a tropical storm, but that isn’t unusual.
JPL scientist Bjorn Lambrigtsen, who goes on hurricane watch every June, lists five thoughts about hurricane research.
See the tracks of 2008 storms from Arthur to Paloma from birth to death.
"June is busting out all over," as the song says, and with it, U.S. residents along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts begin to gaze warily toward the ocean, aware that the hurricane season is revving up.
Since its launch a decade ago, QuikScat has advanced Earth science research and helped improve environmental predictions using measurements of global radar backscatter from Earth's ocean, land and ice surfaces.
Internet users can access ocean heat data by using the Sea Level Viewer, an interactive visualization tool developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
NASA is preparing for the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O (GOES-O) from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Summer soon begins in the Northern Hemisphere and, on June 1st, the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off. What can we expect?
NASA satellite data and a new modeling approach could improve weather forecasting and save more lives when future cyclones develop.
In 2008, residents of Hispaniola experienced one of their worst hurricane seasons in recent memory after being pummeled by five tropical cyclones.
Several low pressure systems and tropical cyclones have caused significant flooding in the Queensland region of Australia so far this year.
Plymouth State University student John Sears spent 10 weeks at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center studying the link between sea surface height and tropical storm strength.
A "pre-existing condition" stoked the sudden intensification of last year's Tropical Cyclone Nargis just before its devastating landfall in Burma.
Hurricanes and tropical cyclones develop in various places around the world all year 'round, and NASA's Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone Web page covers them.
NASA satellites Jason-1, Topex/Poseidon, and OSTM/Jason-2 all collect data about sea surface heights around the world. Higher seas indicate warmer waters (that power storms) while lower seas indicate cooler waters (such as those in La Nina events in the eastern Pacific).
La Niña conditions are likely to continue in the Northern Hemisphere during the spring of 2009.
NASA‘s Landsat 5 satellite, which is operated by the USGS, captured revealing images of the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.
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.