Recently in the Hurricanes Category


The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer, known as HIRAD, will fly aboard one of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft during NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission from Wallops beginning August 26 through September 29.

On June 11, NASA's TRMM satellite found rain falling at a rate of over 74.4 mm/2.9 inches per hour in a strong feeder band east of Cristina's eye. Another area of thunderstorms west of Puerto Vallarta had heavy rain and thunderstorm tops reaching heights of about 16.5km (about 10.2 miles).

Cyclone 03A Makes Landfall in Somalia

Tropical Cyclone 03A made landfall in Somalia and moved inland where it is dissipating over eastern Ethiopia today, Nov. 12. NASA's Aqua, Terra and TRMM satellites passed over the cyclone an captured images of 03A before and after it made landfall.

Mexico's Pacific and Gulf coasts were both inundated by deadly tropical rainfall at the same time. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM measured rainfall rates from space, and those were tallied on a rainfall map.

The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Humberto that showed it's eye was cloud-filled. Humberto was moving away from the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hangout for Hurricane Research

Several NASA Centers teamed up to host a Google+ Hangout andrap about the flight of the agency's next Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3 mission.

Atlantic Nor'easter Seen by Aqua

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the developing low pressure system off the Mid-Atlantic coast that is forecast to become a Nor'easter and bring winds, heavy surf, rain and snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast today, Nov. 7 and tomorrow, Nov. 8.

As Hurricane Sandy nears landfall NASA and NOAA satellites are tracking the storm to provide continuous updates. This is the latest track. As well NASA is using the International Space Station to take pictures of Sandy. These latest images were take at 11:16 a.m. ET.