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Tropical Cyclone Guambe

Less than a month after a destructive storm in January, another tropical cyclone aims at the East African nation.

NCCS-Enabled Science Advances Being Presented at Online AMS Annual Meeting

From more accurate hydrology forecasts to improved understanding of cyclone dynamics, science advances enabled by NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) resources are the subject of posters and virtual presentations at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS 101), being held online January 10–15, 2021.

NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020

???NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic,??? said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NCCS, CISTO, and Partners Present Advances at Virtual AGU Fall Meeting

Researchers from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS), its parent Computational Information & Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and university partner organizations are participating in the Scientific Program at the 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, being held online 1–17 Dec 2020.

NASA Aids Disaster Response after Eta and Iota Hit Central America

With up to 155-mph winds, Hurricane Iota smashed record books on Nov. 16 as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in Nicaragua. Iota reached Category 5 strength before making landfall as a Category 4 storm near the town of Haulover, Nicaragua.

Iota – Atlantic Ocean

Less than two weeks after being hit by Category 4 Hurricane Eta, several Central American countries braced for the arrival of Category 5 Hurricane Iota.

Vamco Thrashes the Philippines

The typhoon brought strong winds and flooding to Manila.

Eta – Atlantic Ocean

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite flew over Hurricane Eta at 11:41 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (0541 UTC Wednesday, Nov. 4).

Devastating Storm Hits the Philippines

Super Typhoon Goni brought winds upwards of 300 kilometers (195 miles) per hour before making landfall on Catanduanes Island.

Hurricane Zeta Arrives on the Gulf Coast

It will be the fifth storm to hit Louisiana this year, and the eleventh to hit the continental United States.

Molave Heads Toward Vietnam

After getting pummeled by three deadly storms in October, Vietnam prepares for another one.

NASA Prepares for Hurricane Zeta

As Tropical Storm Zeta makes landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast, NASA has eyes on the storm with an array of Earth-observing instruments and stands ready to aid affected communities with critical data and analysis.

Nangka – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Using a NASA satellite rainfall product that incorporates data from satellites and observations, NASA estimated Nangka’s rainfall rates as the storm soaked Hainan Island, China early on Oct. 13 (EDT).

Update: Delta – Atlantic Ocean

NASA’s satellite rainfall product that incorporates data from satellites and observations found that Hurricane Delta was bringing along heavy rainfall as it headed to the U.S. Gulf Coast

Thunderstorms Rumble over the Great Plains

A nocturnal low-level jet stream brings large thunderstorms across the U.S. Midwest each summer.

Norbert – Eastern Pacific Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and captured the birth of a depression that became Tropical Storm Norbert while Marie continued weakening while headed toward the Central Pacific.

Chan-hom – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

NASA’s Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Chan-hom as it continued moving though the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

Gamma – Atlantic Ocean

NASA’s Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Gamma being battered by outside winds in the south central Gulf of Mexico.

Marie – Eastern Pacific Ocean

Tropical Storm Marie has formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and NASA satellite data helped confirm the strengthening of the storm.

Kujira – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Kujira using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm.

Lowell – Eastern Pacific Ocean

NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Lowell using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm.

Beta – Atlantic Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided an infrared image of Tropical Depression 22 in the Gulf of Mexico during the early morning hours of Sept. 18. TD22 is expected to become a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Dolphin – Northwestern Pacific Ocean

NASA’s Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of recently formed Tropical Depression 14W as it strengthened into a tropical storm.

A Meeting of Smoke and Storms

Satellites tracked smoke from wildfires as it spanned the continental United States and followed winds around two hurricanes.

Wilfred – Atlantic Ocean

The list of hurricane names is officially used up with the development of the 23rd tropical cyclone of the year. Tropical Storm Wilfred just formed in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean today, Sept. 18.
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