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Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts

October 29, 2019

When cyclones or other massive oceanic storms make landfall, their giant waves batter coastlines and sometimes cause widespread…
Extremely Warm 2015-’16 Winter Cyclone Weakened Arctic Sea Ice Pack

November 15, 2016

A large cyclone that crossed the Arctic in December 2015 brought so much heat and humidity to this…
Vega to launch ESA’s wind mission

September 7, 2016

ESA and Arianespace signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite. With this milestone, a…
Hurricanes Key to Carbon Uptake by Forests

May 3, 2016

While hurricanes are a constant source of worry for residents of the southeastern United States, new research suggests…
Jason-3 reaches orbit, will monitor global sea-level rise, hurricane intensity

January 20, 2016

Jason-3, a U.S.-European satellite mission, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California yesterday at 10:42 a.m.…
“Grey swan” cyclones predicted to be more frequent and intense

September 1, 2015

“Grey swan” cyclones — extremely rare tropical storms that are impossible to anticipate from the historical record alone…
How much coral reef does the world have? A global perspective needed

July 30, 2015

Coral reefs are struggling in many areas of the world due to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and other…
Small thunderstorms may add up to massive cyclones on Saturn

June 16, 2015

For the last decade, astronomers have observed curious “hotspots” on Saturn’s poles. In 2008, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft beamed…
NASA looks at rare Arabian Sea tropical cyclone in 3-D

June 10, 2015

Tropical cyclones are not too common in the Arabian Sea, but tropical cyclone 01A, now renamed Ashobaa, formed…
NASA catches a tropical cyclone’s birth in 3-D

April 7, 2015

Tropical Cyclone 05W was born in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on April 3 west of the island of…
NASA gets two last looks at Tropical Cyclone Jack

April 25, 2014

This 3-D image of Tropical Cyclone Jack shows that some of the thunderstorms were shown by TRMM PR…
Tropical Cyclone Peipah passes Palau, Philippines prepare

April 9, 2014

This composite TRMM and MTSAT-2 satellite image taken on April 7 shows the bulk of Peipah’s clouds and…
NASA eyes 2 tropical cyclones east of Australia

March 12, 2014

NASA’s Aqua and TRMM satellites have been providing rainfall data, cloud heights and temperature and other valuable information…
NASA Satellites See Double Tropical Trouble for Queensland, Australia

March 10, 2014

There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia. System…
NASA Satellite Catches Last Glimpse of Kofi as a Tropical Cyclone

March 5, 2014

Tropical Cyclone Kofi was becoming an extra-tropical storm on March 3 and NASA’s Terra satellite captured its last…
NASA Spots Very Heavy Rainfall Rates in Tropical Cyclone Edilson

February 10, 2014

Imagine receiving as much as 7 inches of rain in one hour. That’s about what NASA’s TRMM satellite…
Tropical Cyclone Edilson Birth Caught By NASA’s Aqua Satellite

February 7, 2014

The thirteenth tropical cyclone of the Southern Pacific Ocean season formed into a tropical storm named Edilson on…
Tropical cyclone frequency falls to centuries-low in Australia – but will the lull last?

January 30, 2014

Damaged boats smashed together at Port Hinchinbrook harbour, the day after category 5 tropical cyclone Yasi hit north…
NASA Still Watching an Amazingly Stubborn, Strong Tropical Low: System 94S

January 23, 2014

The tropical low pressure area known as System 94S continues to soak Australia and NASA satellites continue to…
Air pollution boosts NW Pacific cyclones, study finds

January 22, 2014

Satellite view of the long-range transport of Asian haze plumes. Credit: US NASA SeaWiFT project Surging air pollution…
Satellite Catches Birth of Tropical Cyclone Deliwe

January 20, 2014

The tropical depression southwest of Madagascar on January 16 developed into a tropical cyclone early on January 17…
Satellite Watches Southern Pacific Birth Tropical Cyclone June

January 20, 2014

The tenth tropical cyclone of the Southern Pacific Ocean cyclone season was born today, January 17 as NASA’s…
Study highlights growing threat of intense tropical cyclones hitting East Asia

January 16, 2014

The intensity of tropical cyclones hitting East Asia has significantly increased over the past 30 years, according to…
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Colin coming ‘unwound’

January 15, 2014

The TRMM satellite flew over Colin on Jan. 14 at 1327 UTC/8:27 a.m. EST and found that light…
NASA adds up Tropical Cyclone Colin’s rainfall rates

January 14, 2014

NASA’s TRMM satellite captured an image of rainfall occurring in Tropical Cyclone Colin on Jan. 13 at 0753…
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Amara’s stretched out eye

December 19, 2013

Tropical Cyclone Amara’s eye appeared elongated on satellite imagery from NASA on December 18. Tropical Cyclone Amara is…
Sea level rise and shoreline changes are lead influences on floods from tropical cyclones

December 9, 2013

UMass Amherst geosciences graduate student Christine Brandon, left, and Jon Woodruff, survey sediments at the shoreline after Hurricane…
New NASA Animations Show Massive Rainfall Totals from 2013 Philippine Tropical Cyclones

December 9, 2013

Rainfall data from the TRMM satellite was compiled and analyzed for tropical cyclones affecting the Philippines in 2013…
NASA Watches as India Braces for Tropical Cyclone Lehar

November 28, 2013

Tropical Cyclone Lehar is weakening as it heads for a landfall in eastern India. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured…
NASA Satellites See Super-Typhoon Haiyan Lashing the Philippines

November 8, 2013

Super-Typhoon Haiyan was lashing the central and southern Philippines on Nov. 7 bringing maximum sustained winds of a…
SMOS sees triple superstorms

October 23, 2013

ESA’s versatile water mission tracked Asia’s recent storms over land and sea. Over the past three weeks, tropical cyclone…
Tropical Storm Priscilla’s Short Life

October 18, 2013

Tropical Storm Priscilla lived just 3 days in the eastern Pacific Ocean making for one of the shortest-lived…
Super cyclonic storm Phailin: the strongest cyclone ever in the North Indian Ocean Basin

October 14, 2013

Phailin (the Thai word for sapphire) is officially the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded to make landfall over…
NASA Satellite Sees Cyclone Pewa Become a Typhoon

August 20, 2013

NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the tropical cyclone known as Pewa after it strengthened into a typhoon in…
Bigger storms ahead

July 9, 2013

 With global warming, a study finds, tropical cyclones may become more frequent and intense. For the past 40…
Stronger, more frequent tropical cyclones ahead, research says

July 9, 2013

The world typically sees about 90 tropical cyclones a year, but that number could increase dramatically in the…
With global warming tropical cyclones may become more frequent and intense

July 9, 2013

For the past 40 years — as far back as satellite records show — the frequency and intensity…
NASA’s 2013 HS3 Hurricane Mission to Delve into Saharan Dust

June 17, 2013

NASA’s 2013 Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel or HS3 mission will investigate whether Saharan dust and its associated…
Sandy retired from list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names

April 22, 2013

Sandy has been retired from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names by the World Meteorological…
The eyes of winter: What’s causing those swirling, circular gaps in storm clouds?

February 25, 2013

It’s been quite a month for cloud appreciators. Satellite images have revealed at least three dramatic eye-like features…
3 NASA satellites see wide-eyed Cyclone Haruna

February 21, 2013

Cyclone Haruna strengthened into a cyclone and quickly developed an eye that became apparent on visible and infrared…
Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice

February 1, 2013

It came out of Siberia, swirling winds over an area that covered almost the entire Arctic basin in…
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