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A NASA 3-D Look at Former Tropical Cyclone 15S
NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees Remnants of Tropical Cyclone 15S's 'Difficult Childhood'
Mar 03, 2012 09:14 AM E
Tropical Cyclone 15S has had a difficult "childhood." It was born on March 1 and immediately dealt with a harsh environment. The cyclone weakened within 24 hours to a remnant low pressure area, and NASA's TRMM satellite revealed there was still some strength remaining in the storm.
Dust Plume from White Sands
Dust Plume from White Sands
Mar 03, 2012 07:05 AM E
Described as the world’s largest gypsum dune field, New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument stretches over 275 square miles (710 square kilometers). Winds occasionally loft the gypsum sands into the air, and a dust storm emerged from the dunes in late February 2012.
Dust over the Arabian Peninsula
Dust over the Arabian Peninsula
Mar 03, 2012 07:01 AM E
Another dust storm following a typical pattern blew over the Arabian Peninsula in late February 2012. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on February 26.
Icelandic Dust
New Study links Dust to Increased Glacier Melting, Ocean Productivity
Mar 02, 2012 07:30 AM E
A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting. The dust is both accelerating glacial melting and contributing important nutrients to the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean. The results provide new insights on the role of dust in climate change and high-latitude ocean ecosystems.
GOES-13 Satellite image of Tornadic Weather Front
NASA Satellite Movie Shows Movement of Tornadic Weather System
Mar 02, 2012 07:26 AM E
A satellite animation of NOAA's GOES-13 satellite imagery showed the movement of the front that triggered severe storms and tornadoes in several states on February 29, 2012. Today, NASA released a GOES satellite animation of that weather system that triggered at least 20 tornadoes.
NASA Visible Look at Cyclone Irina
NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Irina Headed for Mozambique
Mar 01, 2012 07:26 AM E
Visible and Infrared satellite imagery together provide a clearer picture of what a tropical cyclone is doing. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over newly strengthened Cyclone Irene and captured both types of images, which showed the extent and power of the storm.
NASA Maps Heavy Rainfall in Madagascar
NASA's TRMM Satellite Measures Heavy Rainfall in Madagascar from System 92S
Feb 29, 2012 06:47 AM E
A weak tropical low pressure area known as System 92S, and locally called Irina caused flooding over northern Madagascar less than two weeks after deadly flooding by Tropical Cyclone Giovanna in the south and central part of the island nation. NASA's TRMM satellite measured System 92S's rainfall over Madagascar, and measured some high rain totals.
3 Days of NASA Infrared Images of System 92S
3 Days of NASA Infrared Images Show System 92S Tropically Developing
Feb 28, 2012 16:15 PM E
NASA satellites have been watching the low pressure area called System 92S for days, and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed cloud temperatures were cooling, indicating the storm was getting more organized after it moved over northern Madagascar. Now it may be headed for landfall in Mozambique.
Future smart phones will project images on the wall
Future Smart Phones Will Project Images on the Wall
Feb 28, 2012 10:22 AM E
Mobile phones currently on the market are capable of showing high quality images and video, but the phones' small size sets insurmountable limits on screen size, and thus the viewing experience.
Dust in Sudan
NASA: Dust in Sudan
Feb 28, 2012 09:09 AM E
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites observed the intensification of a dust storm in the eastern Sahara Desert on February 25, 2012. The top image shows the Terra overpass (11:20 a.m. local time) and the bottom image shows the Aqua overpass (2:30 p.m.
Sattelites
A New Generation of Meteorological Satellites
Feb 27, 2012 16:09 PM E
Europe's next fleet of meteorological satellites is set to debut in 2017, following today's signing of the development contract. While Meteosat Third Generation will ensure full continuity with the current Meteosat satellite family, it will also introduce significant improvements.
Ancient Arabic writings help scientists piece together past climate
Ancient Arabic Writings Help Scientists Piece Together Past Climate
Feb 27, 2012 07:41 AM E
Ancient manuscripts written by Arabic scholars can provide valuable meteorological information to help modern scientists reconstruct the climate of the past, a new study has revealed. The research, published in Weather, analyses the writings of scholars, historians and diarists in Iraq during the Islamic Golden Age between 816-1009 AD for evidence of abnormal weather patterns.
Dust over the Arabian Sea
Dust over the Arabian Sea
Feb 25, 2012 08:31 AM E
Dust plumes stretched southward over the Arabian Sea in late February 2012. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image on February 22, 2012. The thickest plume arises just west of the Iran-Pakistan border. Thinner plumes blow southward along the entire coast of Pakistan.
Mayan Temple
Classic Maya Civilization Collapse Related to Modest Rainfall Reductions
Feb 24, 2012 08:25 AM E
A new study reports that the disintegration of the Maya Civilization may have been related to relatively modest reductions in rainfall. The study was led by Professors Martín Medina-Elizalde of the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research in Mexico and Eelco Rohling of the University of Southampton in the UK.
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