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NASA Hurricane Animation Paints Colors of the Wind

A new animation from NASA paints the colors of the wind in a tropical low pressure area that was investigated during NASA's 2013 Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel mission.

Update and Q&A on NASA's 2014 HS3 Hurricane Mission

NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel or HS3 mission is taking flight, and Principal Investigator Scott Braun answered some behind-the-scenes questions about the 2014 mission.

NASA Global Hawk 872 Takes Off to Investigate Atlantic Tropical System

In this photo, pilots prepare for the take-off of NASA Global Hawk 872 at 7:11 a.m. EDT, Sept. 5, from the NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia.

GPM Mission's How-to Guide for Making Global Rain Maps

In a data-processing room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, racks of high-powered computers are making an unusual set of maps....

International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public

The most accurate and comprehensive collection of rain, snowfall and other types of precipitation data ever assembled now is available to the public.
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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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