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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2014
NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees Severe Weather in U.S. South

04.10.2014
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite flew over the southeastern United States on April 7, 2014 when a line of intense thunderstorms was moving through the area.
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GPM Mission Update

04.07.2014
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory is performing normally. The Core Observatory is now flying in its final orbit, 253 miles (407 kilometers) above Earth's surface.

Ivanoe (Southern Indian Ocean)

04.07.2014
Tropical Storm Ivanoe formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on April 5 and didn't last more than a day, but NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission captured rainfall data on the short-lived storm.

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

04.02.2014
NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.
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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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gail.s.jackson@nasa.gov

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