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NASA TRMM Measure Pakhar's Rainfall
NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees Newborn Tropical Storm Pakhar's Heavy Rain
Mar 30, 2012 09:00 AM E
System 96W intensified overnight and became Tropical Storm Pakhar during the morning hours on March 29. NASA's TRMM satellite measured rainfall rates within the storm, and noticed areas of heavy rain west of the center as the storm continued to strengthen.
NASA's TWINS and IBEX spacecraft observe solar storm from inside and Outside Earth's Magnetosphere
Mar 28, 2012 09:51 AM E
For the first time, instrumentation aboard two NASA missions operating from complementary vantage points watched as a powerful solar storm spewed a two million-mile-per-hour stream of charged particles and interacted with the invisible magnetic field surrounding Earth, according to a paper published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
NASA Infrared Data Shows Bands of Thunderstorms Around 96W
NASA Satellite Sees Thunderstorms Banding Around Developing System 96W
Mar 28, 2012 08:50 AM E
A low pressure system that has been lingering in the western North Pacific Ocean for several days appears to be coming together today in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.
Dust storm
Dust Storm in Southwest Asia
Mar 26, 2012 08:46 AM E
Dust storms have been raging across southwestern Asia and the Middle East in mid-March 2012. Intense dust events spanned thousands of kilometers from the Red Sea to Afgashistan, and from the Arabian Peninsula to India. Earlier in the month, dust was on the move in Iraq and Syria and along Africa's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.
Aurora radar
Researchers Take First-ever Measurement of Auroral Turbulence Using a Nanosatellite Radar Receiver
Mar 22, 2012 10:14 AM E
Researchers from SRI International and the University of Michigan have taken the first-ever measurement of naturally occurring auroral turbulence recorded using a nanosatellite radar receiver. The research was done with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) Initiative.
Envisat Captures Sandstorm
Satellite Captures Images of Sandstorm
Mar 20, 2012 14:39 PM E
ESA's Envisat satellite has captured images of a sandstorm over Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and southern Iraq and Iran. The animation shows two images of the region: the first captured on 10 March and the second on 18 March. The latest image shows how sand has swept over the Persian Gulf States in recent days, extending some 1500 km north to south.
Wind farms
Engineers Enlist Weather Model to Optimize Offshore Wind Plan
Mar 20, 2012 11:34 AM E
Politics aside, most energy experts agree that cheap, clean, renewable wind energy holds great potential to help the world satisfy energy needs while reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Wind farms placed offshore could play a large role in meeting such challenges, and yet no offshore wind farms exist today in the United States.
Saturn
Cassini Sees Saturn Stressing out Enceladus
Mar 20, 2012 08:44 AM E
Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have, for the first time, enabled scientists to correlate the spraying of jets of water vapor from fissures on Saturn's moon Enceladus with the way Saturn's gravity stretches and stresses the fissures. The result is among the Cassini findings presented today at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference at The Woodlands, Texas.
Seashore
Millions of Americans at Risk of Flooding as Sea Levels Rise
Mar 16, 2012 11:21 AM E
Nearly four million Americans, occupying a combined area larger than the state of Maryland, find themselves at risk of severe flooding as sea levels rise in the coming century, new research suggests.
NASA Visible Image of Cyclone Lua
Now a Cyclone, NASA Sees Lua Closer to a Landfall in Northern Australia
Mar 16, 2012 08:52 AM E
Warnings are in effect and evacuations have taken place along the northern Australia coast near Port Hedland. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Lau as it strengthened into a Cyclone today, March 15, 2012.
Hospital
Lung Doctors Expect Respiratory Diseases will Worsen with Global Climate Change
Mar 15, 2012 10:09 AM E
Worldwide increases in the incidences of asthma, allergies, infectious and cardiovascular diseases will result from a variety of impacts of global climate change, including rising temperatures, worsening ozone levels in urban areas, the spread of desertification, and expansions of the ranges of communicable diseases as the planet heats up, the prof...
Cassini Mosaic Image of Jupiter
Cassini Spies Wave Rattling Jet Stream on Jupiter
Mar 13, 2012 16:08 PM E
New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere and influences the weather. The movies, made from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft when it flew by Jupiter in 2000, are part of an in-depth study conducte...
NASA Spies Cyclone Lua and System 96P
NASA Sees Double Tropical Trouble in Northern Australia
Mar 13, 2012 14:50 PM E
Northern Australia is dealing with two tropical systems today, and both were close enough to be captured on one satellite image. One of them has strengthened enough to be named Tropical Cyclone Lua, while the other is still getting organized and is a tropical low pressure area. The unnamed storm is currently close enough to the coast to generate warnings, while Lua is not.
TRMM data from the flight over tropical storm Koji are shown in the 3-D image above. Those data reveal that an eye hadn't formed but powerful storm towers around KOJI's center were reaching heights of almost 15km (~9.3 miles).
NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees Hot Towers in Cyclone Koji
Mar 11, 2012 07:04 AM E
Hot towers, or towering thunderclouds that give off an excessive amount of latent heat, usually indicate a tropical cyclone will strengthen in six hours, and NASA's TRMM satellite saw some of them as it passed by Tropical Storm Koji.
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