The TRMM satellite found an unusually tall towering thunderstorm in Cyclone Evan.
The radar on NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite had observed Tropical Cyclone Evan four times as of Sunday, Dec. 16, and two of those overflights merit a closer examination.
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite observed the eyewall of Super-typhoon Bopha in 3-D shortly before noon on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 (Philippines local time).
This animation shows the TRMM satellite's space-based measurements of the total rainfall of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.
NASA's 2012 HS3 mission came to an end Nov. 6 when an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flew a final data-collection mission in the North Pacific Ocean.
Forecasters could soon be better able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments, finds a new NASA-led study.
When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, tropical rainfall data has poured in, thanks to TRMM.
While Hurricane Sandy caused havoc, NASA's "SPoRT Center" was busy developing information to help forecasters better predict the massive storm.
The GOES-13 spacecraft, which had been taken out of service because of technical trouble in late September, will return to full operations on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
California has its share of disasters, like earthquakes, fires and floods. But what are the odds a hurricane could ever strike here? Turns out the concept isn't exactly all wet.
Here are a few of the more notable tropical cyclones that have affected Southern California in recorded history
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel scientists had a fascinating tropical cyclone to study in long-lived Hurricane Nadine, making 5 flights over the storm.
NOAA's GOES-13 weather satellite has been temporarily replaced with a back-up GOES satellite as engineers work to fix the satellite's issues.
Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall a NASA satellite observed Hot Towers in the storm.
The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) investigation is a five-year mission targeted to enhance our understanding of the processes that underlie hurricane intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
Over the next few weeks, an ER-2 high altitude research aircraft will take part in the development of two future satellite instruments.
Isaac's track away from the gulf's warmest waters helped to keep it from intensifying rapidly, as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita did in 2005.
NASA has begun its latest hurricane science field campaign by flying an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft over Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic Ocean during a day-long flight from California to Virginia
With Hurricane Isaac making landfall on the northern Gulf coast almost 7 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall and in almost the same location in southeastern Louisiana that Katrina did, it is natural to compare the two storms.
HS3, will study hurricanes at the end of the summer, flying two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments over the storms.
NASA's OSTM/Jason-2 satellite collects sea surface height data of all the world's oceans and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is on an El Nino Watch. See it develop here.
Over the past two weeks, a combination of the southwest monsoon and tropical cyclones passing in the vicinity of the northern Philippines has resulted in massive flooding in and around the Philippine capital.
This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image from August 9 shows some very active tropics with four areas, like a train of storms, that forecasters are watching.
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission will be a complex one for the pilots flying NASA's Global Hawk aircraft from the ground.
NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured an image of the tropical Atlantic Ocean on August 3 at 7:45 a.m. EDT with three tropical systems.
HS3 is a five-year mission specifically targeted to investigate hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
NASA selected an ocean wind study proposal led by the University of Michigan for small spaceflight investigations of the Earth system.
Follow NASA satellites and learn how they collect critical data about hurricanes and Earth's atmosphere, land and oceans.
June 20th, 2012 marks 4 years since the start of the Ocean Surface Topography Mission on the Jason-2 satellite (Jason-2).
Beginning this summer, NASA will send "severe storm sentinels" into stormy skies to gather information about hurricane formation and intensity changes.
Two principal researchers on several airborne sensors had more in common than conducting atmospheric research. Gerry and Andy Heymsfield are brothers.
There are three active tropical systems in the Northern Hemisphere spread across three different ocean basins.
NASA's Hurricane Twitter, which posts the web site's updates, exceeded 200,000 followers recently - a landmark that just a few NASA Twitter accounts have reached.
This visualization shows sea surface current flows. The flows are colored by corresponding sea surface temperature data.
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is the standard used to measure hurricane intensity, and this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is making a modification of the scale.
Sea level rise is an indicator that our planet is warming. When ice on land, such as mountain glaciers or the ice sheets of Greenland or Antarctica, melts, that water contributes to sea level rise.
A monsoon trough continues to drench northeastern Australia and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite measured and calculated the rainfall in the region.
For 12 years, GOES-11 tracked weather and severe storms that affected the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and the Pacific region.