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NASA's HS3 Looks Hurricane Edouard in the Eye

09.30.2014
NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel (HS3) Global Hawk flew over the eye of Hurricane Edouard and released a dropsonde into the storm.

NASA HS3 Global Hawk Celebrates 100th Flight

09.30.2014
Scientists, engineers and support personnel stand in front of NASA Global Hawk No. 872 before its 100th flight.

Quality Checking NASA HS3 Mission Dropsondes

09.19.2014
A technician working on NASA's HS3 mission checks dropsondes to ensure they are working correctly before being loaded aboard NASA's Global Hawk.

NASA HS3 Mission Time Lapse Highlights Cameras Over Tropical Systems

09.18.2014
NASA released a time-lapse video that highlights three different cameras aboard NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft No. 872 as it investigated two tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean...

NASA's HS3 Mission Covers Transition of Hurricane Cristobal

09.16.2014
NASA's Global Hawk 872 aircraft flew over Hurricane Cristobal on August 28.
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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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