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New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites, is available now in hardcover and ebook, and online with interactive features.

Ian Adams Looks at Clouds From Both Sides

Ian Adams looks at clouds from both sides.

Kenanga (Southern Indian Ocean)

NASA’s GPM core observatory satellite and NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured rainfall and temperature data on Tropical Cyclone Kenanga.

NASA's IMERG Measures Heavy Rainfall in California Wildfire Areas

Heavy precipitation recently fell in areas of California that were recently devastated by deadly wildfires such as the Camp Fire and the Woolsey fire.

Owen (Southern Pacific Ocean)

Tropical Cyclone Owen formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean’s Coral Sea southwest of the Solomon Islands when the GPM core observatory satellite passed above and analyzed its rainfall.

Man-yi (Northwestern Pacific Ocean )

Tropical depression Man-yi formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA captured an image of the storm.

33W (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite is providing data on rain rates within Tropical Cyclone 33W as it moves over the Philippines on Nov. 19.

Italy's Extreme Rainfall Examined by NASA's IMERG

Last week a strong low-pressure system moving through southern Europe battered, drenched and flooded Italy.

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18

From designing rocket launch pad components and safer rotorcraft to improving flood and drought forecasts to modeling the formation of planetary disks, NASA will highlight supercomputing advances at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 12 to 15 in Dallas.

Yutu (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Yutu as warnings were posted.

Willa (Eastern Pacific Ocean)

Hurricane Willa is a major hurricane threatening western Mexico.

Update: Michael (Gulf of Mexico) 2018

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite obtained an infrared view of Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico on Oct. 10 at 0732 UTC (2:32 a.m. CDT). At the time, Michael was a Category 4 hurricane.

An Outflow Boundary—Not a Jellyfish—Over Africa

The peculiar curved shape of this cloud over Mali is the product of a phenomenon associated with thunderstorms.

Dive Into a 360-View of Hurricane Maria

This 3-D visualization of Hurricane Maria reveals the processes inside the 2017 storm that would fuel its intensification from a category 1 to 5 storm within 24 hours.

Walaka (Central Pacific Ocean)

Walaka formed southwest of the Hawaiian Islands on Saturday, Sept. 29. At 5 p.m. HST on Sunday, Sept. 30, Walaka strengthened to a hurricane.

Trami (South Pacific Ocean) 2018

NASA’s Terra satellite provided an infrared look at Tropical Storm Trami, located just over 100 miles from Guam on Sept. 21.

Update 2: Florence (was Potential Tropical Cyclone 6) 2018

Hurricane Florence is expected to bring heavy wind and rain to large parts of the East Coast in the coming days. The federal government released recommendations for how to prepare and evacuate.

Miriam (Eastern Pacific)

As Tropical Storm Miriam was developing, the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite observed the rainfall happening within the storm.

Updated: Lane - Formerly 14E (Eastern Pacific)

Hurricane Lane is one of the strongest tropical cyclones to move into the Hawaiian Islands.

NASA Captures Monsoon Rains Bringing Flooding to India

NASA provided estimates monsoon rainfall that affected India from Aug. 13 to 20. The above average monsoon rains resulted in severe flooding in parts of India.

NASA's IMERG Estimates Heavy Rainfall Over the Eastern U.S.

NASA added up that rainfall using satellite data and a program called IMERG to provide a look at the amount of rainfall along the eastern U.S.

Hector (Eastern Pacific)

Tropical Storm Hector was forming in the eastern Pacific Ocean southwest of Mexico when the GPM core observatory satellite passed over on July 31.

NASA Analyzes U.S. East Coast Persistent Rains

A stalled weather pattern led to persistent showers and thunderstorms moving up the eastern seaboard during the week of July 22, resulting in significant rainfall amounts and numerous flood warnings.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

India's Deadly Monsoon Rainfall Measured With NASA's IMERG

This year's monsoon has been assessed as average but India's Meteorological Department statistics show that daily mean rainfall for the country has recently been above normal.
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