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NASA sees Tropical Storm Andres fading RapidScat of Andres
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look Tropical Storm Andres' fading winds and rain as it weakens toward dissipation in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The National Hurricane Center expects Andres ...
NASA sees Typhoon Nangka leaving the Marianas
NASA's Aqua satellite saw the massive Typhoon Nangka moving out of the Marianas Islands, while NASA's RapidScat instrument pinpointed the location of its strongest winds.
NASA's infrared look at strengthening Typhoon Chan-Hom
During the early morning hours on July 6, Chan-Hom was a strong tropical storm. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed very powerful thunderstorms that hinted at intensification, and later in the day, Chan-Hom became ...
Image: Smoke from Canadian wildfires drifts down to US
Canada has already had its share of wildfires this season, and the smoke from these wildfires is slowly drifting south over the United States' Midwest. The drifting smoke can be seen in this Terra satellite image over Lake ...
NASA sees Tropical Storm Carlos hugging Mexico's west coast
Tropical Storm Carlos approached the southwestern coast of Mexico over the past weekend of June 13-14, and satellite imagery shows the storm continues to hug the coast.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Dolores affecting Southwestern Mexico
Tropical Storm Dolores formed close to the southwestern coast of Mexico and has lingered there for a couple of days. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm riding the coast.
NASA's Terra Satellite Sees tropical cyclone Ashobaa landfall in Oman
Tropical cyclone Ashobaa made landfall along Oman's eastern coast early on June 12, 2015 (EDT), as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Nangka moving into Sea of Japan
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Nangka after it made landfall and was moving into the Sea of Japan. Nangka caused the evacuation of over 200,000 people and caused flooding as it made landfall. It is now weakening ...
NASA sees Hurricane Carlos causing coastal complications
Hurricane Carlos has been crawling up the coast of southwestern Mexico, weakening and re-strengthening to hurricane force. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the hurricane as it continued to cause coastal complications ...
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 01A's winds intensify
Tropical Cyclone 01A has been moving in a northerly direction through the Northern Indian Ocean, and is now curving to the west, moving into the Gulf of Oman. NASA's Aqua satellite and RapidScat instruments gathered imagery ...