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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.

Bolaven (was 01W - NW Pacific Ocean)

The first tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean 2018 tropical cyclone season didn't waste any time forming after the first of the new year.

Hilda (Southern Indian Ocean)

NASA Finds Heavy Rain in New Tropical Cyclone Hilda.

Agricultural Fires in Africa Stretch the Whole of the Continent

The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite collected this image which detected hundreds upon hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa. Most likely these fires are agricultural in nature.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

04B - Northern Indian Ocean

NASA analyzed the rainfall generated by short-lived Tropical Cyclone 04B that formed and faded over a day in the Bay of Bengal.

NOAA’s GOES-S Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for Launch Processing

NOAA’s GOES-S satellite arrived safely at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Florida, to prepare for its launch planned for March 1, 2018.

NASA Views Severe Rain Storms Over Western Saudi Arabia

As intense rain storms moved into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 21, NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the severe storms.

Flash Floods in Greece

Late on November 14, 2017, a slow-moving weather system in the Mediterranean brought torrential rain and flash floods to Greece.

From Microscopic to Multicellular: Six Stories of Life that NASA Sees from Space

Scientists have use satellites to understand how life flourishes and fades on our planet. These selected visual stories of bacteria, plants, land animals, sea creatures and birds show what a view from space can reveal.

NASA's GPM Radar Spots Tornado Spawning Thunderstorms in Ohio Valley

Severe weather that rolled through the Ohio Valley on Nov. 5 was analyzed by NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite.

Nate (was TD16 - Southwestern Caribbean Ocean)

After tropical depression 16 formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea it continued organizing and strengthening.

Update: Maria (Atlantic Ocean)

Satellite data is enabling forecasters to look inside and outside of powerful Hurricane Maria.

Update: Jose (Eastern Atlantic Ocean)

Hurricane Jose producing dangerous surf and rip currents along the east Coast of the United States.

UPDATE: Irma (Atlantic Ocean)

NASA's Terra satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite have been just two of the fleet of satellites monitoring the life and death of former Hurricane Irma.

Doksuri (was 21W - NW Pacific Ocean)

NASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures in newly formed Tropical Depression 21W in the South China Sea and found a large area of strong thunderstorms around the center of circulation.

Otis (was 15E - Eastern Pacific)

NASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures in newly formed Tropical Depression 15E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and found some strong storms.

Update: Katia (Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico)

Two days of satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and NOAA's GOES East satellites showed that Hurricane Katia was starting to crawl to the coast of southeastern Mexico.

19W (NW Pacific Ocean)

NASA's Aqua satellite looked at cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression 19W as it developed just north of northern coast of Luzon, Philippines.

UPDATED: Harvey (was 09 - Atlantic Ocean)

NASA has a lot of resources providing information on Tropical Storm Harvey as it continues to drop tremendous, flooding rainfall on Texas and Louisiana.

NASA Working with Partners to Provide Response to Harvey

NASA is using its assets and expertise from across the agency to help respond to Hurricane Harvey, which has been a disaster of unprecedented proportions for those who live and work in southeast TX.

Kenneth (was 13E - Eastern Pacific)

The thirteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season formed on Aug. 18.

NASA's IMERG Measures Deadly Rainfall in Southern Asia

NASA utilized various satellites to calculate the amount of flooding rainfall over parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

NASA-led Airborne Mission Studies Storm Intensification in Northern Hemisphere

A group of NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists are teaming up this month for an airborne mission focused on studying severe storm processes and intensification.
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