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NASA Selects a Global Education Team for a Global Mission

08.27.2014
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission recently completed a competitive process to select 25 teachers from around the world for its Master Teacher Program.

NASA Begins Hurricane Mission with Global Hawk Flight to Cristobal

08.27.2014
The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission.

NASA Rainfall Satellite Out Of Fuel, but Continues to Provide Data

08.25.2014
Pressure readings from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission's (TRMM) fuel tank on July 8 indicated that the satellite was nearly at the end of its fuel supply.

Media Day at Wallops for NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission

08.20.2014
As the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane season hits its peak, media are invited to visit NASA's latest airborne hurricane research mission on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Wallops Flight Facility.

Three Radars are Better than One: Field Campaign Demonstrates Two New Instruments

08.13.2014
Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign, more definitely was better.
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Overview

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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