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.