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For two decades, NASA has had a global view of precipitation from space.

NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured an image of Tropical Storm Gretel as it was transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone, northwest of New Zealand.

Stephen Lang (612/SSAI) wrote an article on the impact of drought conditions on the Australia fire season as seen by the GPM IMERG global precipitation product.

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NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of newly formed Tropical Storm 22S, located near northeastern Madagascar.

As the Deputy Project Manager for the NASA IMPACTS project (Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms), I spent January and February at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, managing the deployment site for the ER-2

Affiliation: Woods Hole Research Center
Event Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Location: Building 33, Room H114

Jennifer Francis

February 26, 2020

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Affiliation: NPP/Climate & Radiation Laboratory
Event Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Location: Building 33, Room H114
Time: 1:30 PM


Previous studies have focused mostly on the roles of environmental factors in the rapid intensification (RI) of tropical cyclones (TCs) due to the lack of high-resolution data.

Measuring rainfall requires a high density of observations, which, over the whole tropical belt, can only be provided from space.

Tune in tonight to NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Goddard's Gail Skofronick-Jackson flies through a snowstorm with reporter Anne Thompson on the DC-8 to learn more about GPM's Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) taking place in Ontario, Canada.

Tropical Cyclone variability in the East Atlantic

Chris D. Thorncroft, State University of New York at Albany