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NASA stares Hurricane Hilda in the eye
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Hilda and captured an image that clearly showed the storm's eye. Although there are currently no watches or warnings in effect, Hilda is expected to cause rough surf as it moves ...
Satellite spots new depression exactly between Baja California and Hawaii
It's a rare thing when a tropical depression develops the same exact distance between two landforms, and newborn Tropical Depression 18E has done that in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. In a visible image created at NASA using ...
NASA satellite data shows Joaquin becoming a post-Tropical Cyclone
Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Hurricane Joaquin weakening over cooler waters and transitioning into a post-tropical cyclone.An infrared image of Hurricane Joaquin was taken from the AIRS (Atmospheric Infrared ...
NASA provides an infrared look at Hurricane Joaquin over time
A series of NASA infrared images of Hurricane Joaquin from October 1 to 6 show the development and movement of the storm, and its moisture stream into South Carolina.
NASA gets Hurricane Oho by the tail
Tropical Storm Oho intensified into a hurricane on October 6 and appeared to have a "tail" in Infrared NASA satellite imagery. Oho is the seventh hurricane of the 2015 season in the North Central Pacific Ocean.
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP peers into Tropical Storm Dujuan
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Dujuan on Sept. 23 and saw a large and elongated circulation.
NASA's GPM measured Typhoon Champi's heavy rainfall
Typhoon Champi has been generating heavy rainfall since Oct. 16, 2015, when NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission analyzed the storm. The storm intensified from a tropical storm to a typhoon after GPM passed ...
Satellites show Joaquin becoming a Category 4 hurricane
Hurricane Joaquin had become a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale by 2 p.m. EDT on October 1. At NASA, satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite was compiled into an animation that showed the hurricane ...
NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Jimena
Strong vertical wind shear has been affecting Tropical Storm Jimena in the Central Pacific and pushing the clouds and storms west of the center, as seen in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.
Fires ravaging Washington, Oregon, and California
Wildfires have been ravaging large parcels of land in the West and there seems to be no end in sight for the weary Westerners.