NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.
Prior to the incursion of “Superstorm Sandy” on the East Coast of the United States in October 2012, another hurricane – Isaac – captured headlines and posed a serious danger to the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in September.
Isaac threatened the same region that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, exactly seven years earlier. Isaac made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane almost exactly seven years after Category 3 Katrina.
GPM will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space by joining forces with countries around the world.
This new combination video of NOAA's GOES-13 and GOES-15 satellite data shows two rounded images of the Earth as if you were simultaneously looking at the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with very wide-set eyes.
Cyclone Rusty's heavy rains created sediment filled rivers and tributaries that flowed northwest into the Southern Indian Ocean.
Sea-surface height data from NASA's Jason-1 satellite show that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is still locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
The TRMM satellite found an unusually tall towering thunderstorm in Cyclone Evan.
The radar on NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite had observed Tropical Cyclone Evan four times as of Sunday, Dec. 16, and two of those overflights merit a closer examination.
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite observed the eyewall of Super-typhoon Bopha in 3-D shortly before noon on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 (Philippines local time).
This animation shows the TRMM satellite's space-based measurements of the total rainfall of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.
NASA's 2012 HS3 mission came to an end Nov. 6 when an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flew a final data-collection mission in the North Pacific Ocean.
Forecasters could soon be better able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments, finds a new NASA-led study.
When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, tropical rainfall data has poured in, thanks to TRMM.
While Hurricane Sandy caused havoc, NASA's "SPoRT Center" was busy developing information to help forecasters better predict the massive storm.
The GOES-13 spacecraft, which had been taken out of service because of technical trouble in late September, will return to full operations on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
California has its share of disasters, like earthquakes, fires and floods. But what are the odds a hurricane could ever strike here? Turns out the concept isn't exactly all wet.
Here are a few of the more notable tropical cyclones that have affected Southern California in recorded history
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel scientists had a fascinating tropical cyclone to study in long-lived Hurricane Nadine, making 5 flights over the storm.
NOAA's GOES-13 weather satellite has been temporarily replaced with a back-up GOES satellite as engineers work to fix the satellite's issues.