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NASA Facebook Live Event 10/7/16 @1pm EDT: Hurricane Matthew

"The Science of the Storm" LIVE Friday, Oct. 7 at 1 pm ET with two NASA researchers who will describe the research NASA does on tropical cyclones.

SHOUT Underway at Wallops

Scott Braun (612) is participating as a mission scientist during the NOAA Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) experiment at Wallops Flight Facility. SHOUT is using the NASA Global Hawk to conduct operational flights over Atlantic Hurricanes to evaluate the impact of the airborne and sensor technologies in operational hurricane forecasts. SHOUT is using three of the NASA Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) payloads including the Goddard HIWRAP Doppler radar, the JPL HAMSR microwave sounder, and NOAA dropsonde system. Flights in the past week include two over Hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic and one over Tropical Depression 9 in the Gulf of Mexico.
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The Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory investigates the physics and dynamics of atmospheric processes using remote-sensing data and high-resolution numerical simulations. Key areas of research are cloud and precipitation systems and their impact on regional and global climate. State-of-the-art cloud-resolving models are developed and applied at local to regional to global scales.

The Laboratory plays a key science leadership role in the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM), launched in 1997 and still operating, and the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, launched in 2014. Another central focus is developing remote-sensing technology and methods to measure aerosols, clouds, precipitation, water vapor, and winds, especially using active remote sensing (lidar and radar).

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Research.

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