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GPM sees energetic Tropical Depression Kilo
Rainfall associated with Tropical Depression Kilo recently dumped heavy rain in some areas of the state of Hawaii.The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite analyzed Kilo's rainfall as it passed overhead ...
NASA sees Typhoon Goni cover southern half of Sea of Japan
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Goni after it moved out of the East China Sea and north into the Sea of Japan.
NASA sees Hurricane Loke moving north
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Loke as it continued moving north in the Central Pacific early on August 25.
NASA sees Tropical Depression Danny affecting Leeward Islands
Tropical Depression Danny was already affecting the Leeward Islands when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA sees Typhoon Goni moving through East China Sea
Typhoon Goni continued on its northern track and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm moving through the East China Sea early on August 24.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Loke strengthening
NASA's Terra satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Loke in infrared light as it continued strengthening in the Central Pacific.
NASA image: Smoke from western fires wafts eastward
On August 21, 2015 the Aqua satellite captured this image of the smoke from the fires on the west coast of the United States wafting eastward on the jet stream. In this image the smoke is obscuring parts of Montana, North ...
Danny the 'degenerate' followed by two lows
Danny has become a degenerate, that is, the tropical depression weakened. Satellite and Hurricane Hunter aircraft data showed that Danny degenerated into an elongated area of low pressure near the Windward Islands during ...
Terra satellite sees Tropical Storm Atsani stretching out
Tropical Storm Atsani appeared elongated when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. Atsani weakened to a tropical storm on August 24, 2015.
GPM sees rainfall in Tropical Depression Kilo nearing Johnston Island
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite gathered rainfall data on Tropical Depression Kilo as it heads toward Johnston Island in the Central Pacific Ocean. On August 24, a Tropical Storm Warning ...