For 12 years, GOES-11 tracked weather and severe storms that affected the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and the Pacific region.
The 2011 hurricane season is now available in one video from NOAA.
The data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason missions captured an image of the current La Niña (in blue) on Nov. 3, 2011. Cooler than normal waters stretched over the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Within just the past week, the East Pacific has seen a resurgence in tropical activity with the formation of three tropical systems
NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries
During the first two weeks of September, and the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season, NASA satellites were keeping tabs on a number of tropical systems
A group of environmental scientists are preparing for a multi-year NASA airborne science investigation of Atlantic hurricane formation and intensity.
Traveling northward from the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Lee carried heavy rain to the northeastern U.S. in early September 2011.
It's what Bill Patzert, a climatologist and oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., likes to call a "La Nada" ...
One of the potential benefits of Hurricane Irene may be to help extinguish a large fire burning in the Great Dismal Swamp.
As Hurricane Irene rumbles through the Atlantic Ocean, it needs fuel to sustain itself.
In early August 2005, "Katrina" was just a name. By September, it had become synonymous with the costliest tropical cyclone in U.S. history.
NASA's TRMM satellite identified large areas of heavy rainfall within Hurricane Irene affecting the Bahamas, and helped forecasters identify its "hidden" eye.
Like mercury in a thermometer, ocean waters expand as they warm.
Extreme drought continues to dog Lone Star State as tropical storm fades.
As a hurricane bears down on your town, wouldn't it be nice to have a better idea of just where it was going to land and how intense it would be?
Earth Observatory caught up recently with Scott A. Braun, a research meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
The AIRS spaceborne instrument is helping in the campaign to understand some of Earth's most powerful storms.
The Pacific Ocean is currently in between its periodic El Niño and La Niña climate patterns. And that generally means headaches for weather and climate forecasters.
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Dr. William Patzert of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. talks about sea level rise on April 6, 2011 at the Central Basin Muncipal Water District April Caucus.
What do a changing climate and rising sea levels mean for thousands of small islands that hug the coasts of the world's landmasses?
Animated GOES-13 satellite images show bubbling, severe thunderstorms that generated three tornadoes in Massachusetts June 1.
The Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT, team has used satellite data from the North Alabama region to identify tornado damage from the April 27th super storm outbreak.
This animation depicts year-to-year variability in sea surface height, and chronicles two decades of El Nino and La Nina events.
Australia has been hit with a number of cyclones this season, and some of them left behind a legacy of extraordinary amounts of rainfall.
Two tropical low pressure systems caught the infrared eye of NASA's Aqua satellite today and they're being watched for possible development into tropical cyclones.
There are four low pressure areas in the tropics today that NASA satellites are all keeping an eye on for possible development.
Dr. Bill Patzert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory answers 5 questions about the current La Niña.
New NASA satellite data indicate the current La Niña event in the eastern Pacific has remained strong during November and December 2010.
It’s hard to believe that, in this day and age, we don’t have a way to measure sea-level air pressure during hurricanes. NASA researchers, however, are working on a system that will improve forecasting of severe ocean weather by doing just that.
A year in review -- looking at the GOES project and how it looks at our world.
A powerful low pressure system brought blizzard conditions from northern New Jersey to Maine over Christmas weekend. The GOES-13 satellite captured an image of the low's center off the Massachusetts coast and saw the snowfall left behind.
Travelers over the long holiday weekend can count on one Christmas present: great satellite imagery to aid their journeys.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-11 captured an image of the famous "Pineapple Express" at 1800 UTC (1 p.m. EST) on December, 19, 2010.
The blue area on the Jason-2 image on 11/17/10 is the cooler than normal water associated with La Nina in the Pacific Ocean.
The year 2010 was accurately predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to be an active one with 14-23 tropical cyclones and 8-14 hurricanes predicted.
The GOES-13 satellite captured a look at the United States as Thanksgiving travelers make their way to their holiday celebrations.
Haiti was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Tomas as the center passed through the Windward Passage between Haiti and eastern Cuba, but the storm did bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the west coast of Haiti west of the capital of Port-au-Prince.
In July 2010, monsoon rains came to Pakistan in a Biblical way.
NASA wrapped up one of its largest hurricane research efforts ever last week after nearly two months of flights that broke new ground in the study of tropical cyclones and delivered data that scientists will now be able to analyze for years to come.
NASA's six-week GRIP hurricane research mission nears conclusion with final flights of DC-8 flying laboratory and Global Hawk over Tropical Storm Matthew.
Scientists using data from an instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft have analyzed aerosol pollution over India and found some surprising trends.
NASA scientists are deep into a two-month airborne hurricane research campaign known as GRIP (Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes).
NASA completed a historic day for its hurricane research on Thursday as it put the Global Hawk over Earl, marking the first time the unmanned drone flew over a fully formed hurricane.
All three of NASA's environmental science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's GRIP hurricane research campaign are in the air this week ...
A relatively new type of El Niño, which has its warmest waters in the central-equatorial Pacific Ocean, rather than in the eastern-equatorial Pacific, is becoming more common and progressively stronger, according to a new study by NASA and NOAA.
This summer, NASA researchers will fly a series of unique hurricane instruments over some of the world's fiercest storms.
For 40 riveting days this summer, NASA lightning researchers will peer inside storms in a way they never have before.
NASA's Pleiades supercomputer has helped develop a simulation of tropical cyclone Nargis, which devastated Myanmar in 2008. The result is the first model to replicate the formation of the tropical cyclone five days in advance.
Every summer, thousands of people follow the spinning drama known as hurricanes.
Scientists have developed continually updating "movies" of satellite imagery that allows on-line, iPhone and iPad viewing of any cyclone's movement in the Hurricane Alleys of the Atlantic Ocean or Eastern Pacific Ocean.
NASA is leading an aircraft campaign that will provide a sustained and unprecedented look at the inner workings of hurricane formation and intensification.
The moderate El Niño of the past year has officially bowed out, leaving his cool sister, La Niña, poised to potentially take the equatorial stage.
The NASA/NOAA GOES Project is releasing a comprehensive 6 minute video of the 2009 hurricane season to kick off the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season that starts June 1.
Hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems are among the research areas to be investigated during the next five years by new NASA airborne science missions announced today.
Tropical cyclones may feed and grow stronger on ocean heat, and a new Google Earth application based on satellite altimetry observations shows where they may find it.
A new study co-authored by JPL's Josh Willis finds the upper layer of Earth's ocean has warmed significantly over the past 16 years, indicating a strong climate change signal.
From approximately 22,236 miles in space, GOES-15 took its first full-disk infrared image of the Earth on April 26, 2010.
The GOES-12 satellite is being moved to cover South America, so GOES-13 goes into service over the Eastern United States.
The GOES-15 (formerly GOES-P satellite) Opens Its "Eyes" and Sees First Image of Earth.
A video showing 10 days of GOES-12 data shows the storms that dumped heavy rainfall on the Northeastern United States in the latter part of March.
Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite, TIROS-1, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting.
According to a pair of new NASA-funded studies, migratory birds experience severe impacts to their habitats and populations from droughts and hurricanes.
El Niño 2009-2010 just keeps hanging in there.
During the first two weeks of February 2010, the GOES-12 weather satellite observed a record setting series of Nor'easter snow storms which blanketed the mid-Atlantic coast in two blizzards.
The northeastern U.S. was subjected to heavy flooding and damage from late winter storms, and GOES-12 captured a movie of those storms as they dumped heavy rainfall between March 8 and 16, 2010.
Twelve days after a flawless launch, NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P reached its proper orbit and was renamed GOES-15.
Dr. Joanne Simpson, one of NASA's leading weather scientists of the past 30 years, and a world-renowned atmospheric scientist, died on Thursday, March 4, 2010.
The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-P, lifted off Thursday aboard a Delta IV rocket at 6:57 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Take a behind-the-scenes video tour of some of the critical facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where go or no go decisions are made on the day of the GOES-P weather satellite launch.› View This Video
NASA studies data from three unique weather monitoring tools to help predict how storms evolve.
The GOES-P satellite is now on the launchpad and will launch on March 2.
The GOES-P spacecraft was fueled on Jan. 30 and mated with the Delta IV that will put it in orbit.
"Into the Clean Room" at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. with Chris Blair and Barbara Lambert. Preparation needed to go in a clean room where satellites like GOES-P are built.
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite gives scientists a three-dimensional look at tropical cyclones without the glasses.
NASA's Aqua satellite flies over the Cape Verde islands, a region known for hurricane activity, and recently captured a stunning visual image of them.
The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-P is proceeding through more checks in preparation for its launch, which is no earlier than March 1.
Jason is using radar altimetry to collect sea surface height data of all the world's oceans.
After 5 years of concurrent operations with the Afternoon Constellation, known as the "A-Train," the PARASOL satellite is going on another orbit "track."