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NASA Measures Heavy U.S. Rainfall From Space

For close to two weeks the combination of a nearly stationary front and tropical moisture caused almost continuous precipitation over much of the Mid-Atlantic.

NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability' at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called 'Mapping the Blue Marble: Using Space-Based Observations for Improved Global Water Security and Sustainability,' with Dr. John Bolten.

NASA's IMERG Shows Devastating Rainfall Over East Africa

Heavy seasonal rainfall has recently caused flooding in Kenya and NASA analyzed and estimated the total rainfall using data from a suite of satellites and gauges.

NASA’s GPM Examines Developing U.S. Severe Weather

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite has been busy analyzing severe weather in the U.S.

Rain Drenches Kauai

The north shore of the Hawaiian island Kauai may have set a national record for the most rainfall ever in a 24-hour period, according to preliminary data.

2020 Decadal Survey Missions: At a Glance

Any telescope that reaches the launch pad in the 2030s likely will look much different than the concepts four teams are currently studying to inform the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics, but the studies do offer a roadmap.

NASA Teams Study the Agency’s Future in Astrophysics; Tackle Formidable Technology Challenges

As in past decades, the agency won’t make that decision in a vacuum or without understanding the technical obstacles, which are formidable.

Fakir (Southern Indian Ocean)

The southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season started on November 15, 2017 and will officially end on April 30, 2018.

NASA GPM Data Used to Evaluate Hawaii's Flooding Rainfall

A weather system moving slowly westward through the northwestern Hawaiian Islands has caused destructive flooding and mudslides and NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite analyzed the heavy rainfall.

John Yorks Has a CATS Eye on Clouds

I am an atmospheric scientist working with mesoscale atmospheric processes which, in my case, means studying clouds and tiny particles in the atmosphere called aerosols using laser instrumentation.

NASA's GPM Catches Line of Strong Storms Responsible for Tornadoes in Eastern U.S.

On Sunday April 15th, a line of strong storms at one point stretched from the Florida Straits below the Florida Keys all the way up the East Coast and into Ohio.

Do-It-Yourself Science: Because We Are All Explorers

In the mornings, Sylvia Beer sits at the desktop computer in her living room with a cup of coffee and looks for ridges on Mars.

Vast Dust Storms in the Sahara

In late March 2018, North Africa endured a maelstrom of sand, with far-reaching effects.

Eliakim (Southern Indian Ocean)

NASA got an inside look at the heavy rainfall within developing Tropical cyclone Eliakim.

Hola (South Pacific Ocean)

NASA obtained rainfall data on newly formed Tropical Cyclone Hola as it triggered warnings in Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean.

NASA's GPM Observes Arkansas and Tennessee Flooding Downpours

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided forecasters with a look at the rainfall rates in storms drenching Arkansas and Tennessee.

NASA Looks at Midwest Rain and Melting Snow that Contributed to Flooding

Much of the U.S. Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.

Urban Heat Islands Punch Holes in Fog

In 2016, a satellite image showed peculiar holes in a layer of fog over northern India. Those holes seemed to correspond with the locations of major cities, but the cause was a mystery.

Gita (Southwest Pacific Ocean)

NASA’s GPM core satellite examined rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Gita soon after the storm came together.

NASA Seeks the Gold in Winter Olympics Snow

The Global Precipitation Measurement team is conducting ground validation experiments during the winter Olympics in South Korea.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

Sixty years ago, the U.S. launched Explorer 1, rocketing into the Space Age.

France's Flooding Rains Examined by NASA’s IMERG

Eastern France has experienced unusually heavy rainfall this month and NASA satellite data has helped determine where the largest rainfall occurred.

Explorer 1: The Beginning of American Space Science

Sixty years ago, the hopes of Cold War America soared into the night sky as a rocket lofted skyward above Cape Canaveral, a soon-to-be-famous barrier island off the Florida coast.

NASA Calculated Heavy Rainfall Leading to California Mudslides

Winter rains falling on recently burned ground triggered deadly mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California on January 9.

Irving (Southern Indian Ocean)

On Jan. 8, Tropical Cyclone Irving was hurricane-force in the Southern Indian Ocean.
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