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NASA Sees Tropical Storm Francisco's Rainfall
2013-10-25 07:07:49

NASA's TRMM satellite flew above the center of Tropical Storm Francisco in the western North Pacific Ocean early on Oct. 24 and data was used to create a 3-D image of the storm's structure.

Japan's Space Agency Plans To Blast Asteroid With Space Cannon
2013-10-24 09:46:48

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that it plans to send a space cannon out to blast the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 with a metal bullet in 2018.

Wind Shear's Effect On Tropical Storm Lorenzo Shown By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2013-10-23 14:10:08

NASA's TRMM satellite data provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with a good look at how wind shear is affecting Tropical Storm Lorenzo in the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA Sees Typhoon Lekima's Rapid Intensification
2013-10-22 15:23:06

Tropical Storm Lekima intensified quickly early on Oct. 22 while traveling over the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

NASA Satellites Watch Typhoon Francisco Heading For Japan
2013-10-22 10:34:59

Several of NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites have been gathering data on Typhoon Francisco as it moves toward Japan. NASA's Aqua, Terra and TRMM satellites captured infrared, visible and rainfall data on the super typhoon.

Atlantic's Tropical Storm Jerry Examined By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2013-09-30 12:56:30

Tropical Depression 11 formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and gathered information and identified a "hot tower" that indicated it would strengthen.

HS3 Mission Identifies Area of Strong Winds And Heavy Rain In Hurricane Ingrid
2013-09-27 11:09:19

One of the instruments that flew aboard one of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft during NASA's HS3 mission was the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer known as HIRAD. HIRAD identified an area of heavy rains and and likely strong winds in Hurricane Ingrid by measuring surface wind speeds and rain rates using its rectangular antenna to track activity on the ocean’s surface.

Inner-core Structure Of Typhoon Usagi Persisted At Landfall
2013-09-24 11:12:05

The radar on NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw Typhoon Usagi maintaining some of its inner-core structure an hour before landfall on Sept. 22, 2013.

Super Typhoon Affecting Philippines And Taiwan, Headed To China
2013-09-20 15:17:51

The most powerful typhoon of 2013 was passing between northern Philippines and southern Taiwan on Sept. 19.

Remnants Of Hurricane Manuel Soaking Northern Mexico And Texas
2013-09-20 14:23:18

Two NASA satellites observed Hurricane Manuel as it made landfall in northwestern Mexico and brought rainfall into southwestern Texas.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.