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NASA Snow-Chasers Set to Fly Into East Coast Winter Storms

This winter NASA is sending a team of scientists, a host of groundinstruments, and two research aircraft to study the inner workings of snowstorms.

NASA Sees Tropical Storm Blake off of Australia’s Kimberley Coast

NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on January 7 and found the center of Tropical Storm Blake just of the Kimberley coast of Western Australia

Blake – Southern Indian Ocean

ASA’s Aqua satellite provided a near visible image and analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Blake, located along the northern coast of Western Australia.

Media Invited to Preview Snow-Chasing Field Campaign

Media are invited to preview NASA’s most comprehensive airborne study of East Coast snowstorms on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Calvinia – Southern Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Calvinia formed on Dec. 29 and by the next day, its clouds from a band of thunderstorms on its western side had blanketed the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Sarai – Southern Pacific Ocean

Imagery from NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed that a tropical low-pressure area has consolidated and organized in the Southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

Belna (was 02S) – Southern Indian Ocean

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Belna, located north of Madagascar in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Pawan (was 06A) – Northern Indian Ocean

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of Tropical Cyclone 06A, known as Pawan near the Horn of Africa.

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

Ambali – Southern Indian Ocean

NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Ambali and the visible image showed that the storm was rapidly intensifying.

07A – Northern Indian Ocean

Tropical Storm 07A has developed in the eastern Arabian Sea, one day after Tropical Storm 06A developed in the western part of the sea.

Kammuri – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

The National Weather Service in Guam has posted warnings as Tropical Storm Kammuri lingers nearby.

Rita – Southern Pacific Ocean

The tropical cyclone season in the Southern Pacific Ocean has kicked off with Tropical Cyclone Rita.

Fung-Wong – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

As Tropical Depression 28W continued organizing and developing into Tropical Storm Fung-Wong in the Philippine Sea, NASA’s Aqua satellite provided data on the storm to forecasters.

Sebastien – Atlantic Ocean

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of newly formed Tropical Storm Sebastien, located northeast of the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

21E – Eastern Pacific Ocean

Tropical Depression 21E never matured into a tropical storm and a NASA analysis of rainfall rates show the storm won’t have that chance.

Raymond – Eastern Pacific Ocean

NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of developing Tropical Storm Raymond in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Kalmaegi – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Tropical Depression Kalmaegi continues moving west through the Philippine Sea and toward a landfall in the east central Philippines.

Fengshen – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the rainfall occurring within the newly developed Tropical Storm Fengshen.

Nakri – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured a visible image of newly formed Tropical Storm Nakri while it remained quasi-stationary and as it slowly organized.

Halong – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Typhoon Halong continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead.

Kyarr – Northern Indian Ocean

Tropical Storm Kyarr formed near the southwestern coast of India, and NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the storm that revealed it organized quickly.

Bualoi – Western Pacific Ocean

Typhoon Bualoi rapidly intensified over 24 hours and quickly developed an eye and powerful thunderstorms.

Octave – Eastern Pacific Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided infrared data that showed the development of Tropical Storm Octave in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Nestor – Atlantic Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided night-time and infrared views of developing Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico and found over-shooting cloud tops and gravity waves.
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