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Mission Update: GPM Status Update

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's Precipitation Processing System at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has released the Level 2 GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) data to the public.
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Reporters Invited to NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission Media Day at Wallops

Media are invited to learn about NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission from scientists and pilots and see the remotely-piloted aircraft used in the study...

HS3 Mission Photo: First Batch of HS3 Dropsondes Ready to Fly

Clayton Arendt of NCAR shows off the the first 460 AVAPS Dropsondes for HS3 2014. The Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) is the dropsonde system for the Global Hawk.

An Aura of Success

On the 10th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft, we offer 10 examples of how the satellite has changed our view of dust, pollution, aerosols, and ozone in our atmosphere.

NASA in Alaska 2014: MABEL readied to snap photos from above

Clouds blanketed much of MABEL’s potential flight routes over the Alaskan Arctic or southern glaciers on Monday, so the ER-2 aircraft stayed in the hangar at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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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 in developing the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission concept. 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).

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