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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.

Video: Satellite Movie Shows Hurricane Iselle and Julio Moving Toward Hawaii

08.07.2014
This animation of NOAA's GOES-East satellite imagery from August 2 through 7 shows the movement of Hurricanes Iselle (left) and Julio (right) toward the Hawaiian Islands.

Bertha (Atlantic Ocean)

08.01.2014
NASA finds heavy tainfall and wind shear in newborn Tropical Storm Bertha....
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Mission Update: GPM Status Update

07.30.2014
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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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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