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Latest Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Stories

NASA Helps Improve Flood Safety When Waters Rise
2014-03-20 14:42:10

NASA Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency planners, relief organizations and weather forecasters, helping to improve flood monitoring and forecasting, as well as providing a more comprehensive understanding of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards. NASA's Earth-observing satellites provide...

NASA's TRMM Satellite Images Show System That Soaked California
2014-03-07 13:11:04

[ Watch The Video: TRMM Sees California Storm Move East ] Harold F. Pierce, NASA The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite provided a look at the rainfall associated with the large storm system that brought soaking rains to California on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1. Satellite imagery created at NASA shows the movement of the storm from the US West Coast to the East Coast. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. images were created using data from the TRMM...

lightning from space
2014-03-05 07:37:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as you might keep a spare tire in your car, or a spare filter for your air conditions, NASA keeps spares as well. These "spare" flight hardware units allow NASA to continue work without interruption in the event that something goes down for repair. These spare parts are kept even after the project ends, sometimes finding second lives in new areas. A sophisticated piece of flight hardware, called a Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS),...

2014-02-27 16:21:08

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 1:37 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 27 (3:37 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. 28) from Japan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The four-ton spacecraft launched aboard a Japanese H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island in...

NASA's Sees Extreme Rainfall From Tropical Cyclone Guito
2014-02-21 13:21:22

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Guito has been a powerful rainmaker, and fortunately, data from NASA's TRMM satellite shows that the heaviest rainfall has occurred over the open waters of the Mozambique Channel and not over land. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite had a look at tropical cyclone Guito in the Mozambique Channel on February 18, 2014 at 1525 UTC/10:25 a.m. EST. The early evening (local time) view occurred only about three hours...

NASA Satellite Data Find There Is Hope For Water In Aral Sea Basin
2014-02-14 14:25:27

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team - NASA A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its water volume over the last 50 years. Its watershed -- the enormous closed basin around the sea -- encompasses Uzbekistan and parts...

NASA Sees High Thunderstorms In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-12 13:27:27

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Fobane was located southeast of Reunion Island in the southwest Indian Ocean when the TRMM satellite passed over and captured rainfall and cloud data on the storm. TRMM saw that despite Fobane weakening, there was still some punch left in a few of the thunderstorms within. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Fobane on February 11, 2014 at 0035 UTC. Fobane was very small but contained a few powerful...

NASA Sees Rainfall In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-11 15:16:46

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Some towering thunderstorms were spotted in Tropical Cyclone Fobane as NASA's TRMM satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on February 10. Fobane was formerly Tropical Cyclone 14S and when it strengthened into a tropical storm it was renamed. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency manages the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM. TRMM has the capability to measure rainfall rates from space and data that can be used...

System 91S Undeveloped In Mozambique Channel Seen By NASA
2014-01-30 16:26:34

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite that observed the tropical low pressure area designated as System 91S earlier this week captured another look at a much weaker storm on January 30. Wind shear has now increased in the region, and the development chances for the tropical low pressure area have dropped. At 800 UTC/3 a.m. EST, the center of System 91S was located near 18.2 south latitude and 39.1 east longitude, about 370 nautical...

TRMM Satellite Looks At Rainfall In Developing Low Near Mozambique
2014-01-29 14:26:54

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The TRMM satellite flew above a System 91S, a tropical low pressure area, in the Mozambique Channel on January 28, 2014 at 1011 UTC/5:11 a.m. EST. TRMM data collected with this pass may be helpful in evaluating this low for possible tropical cyclone formation. An analysis of rainfall from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments are shown on the left overlaid on a visible/infrared image from TRMM's Visible and InfraRed...