New NASA satellite data tool, ‘forbidden’ right out of the box

From Elsevier  and NASA, comes this press release, which when you try the URL they give, doesn’t seem all that inviting compared to the headline: Guys, you really ought to read and try out your own press releases before putting them on Eurekalert. h/t to Dennis Wingo. Satellite visualization tool for high-res observation accessible from…

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Even NASA has gotten into the “Frankenstorm” meme

From NASA’s PR engine: NASA Sees Hurricane Sandy as the “Bride of Frankenstorm” Approaching U.S. East Coast NASA’s TRMM satellite revealed Hurricane Sandy’s heavy rainfall and the storm is expected to couple with a powerful cold front and Arctic air to bring that heavy rainfall to the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S. Some forecasters are calling…

The tropical storm that just won’t die comes to life again

I’ll bet the next AGW claim we’ll see will be “tropical storms last longer”. NASA Sees Stubborn Nadine Intensify into a Hurricane Again Infrared data from NASA’s Aqua satellite today, Sept. 28, revealed strong convection and thunderstorms have built up again in Tropical Storm Nadine as it moved over warm waters in the Eastern Atlantic…

Hurricane Kenneth forms southwest of Baja

Late season Hurricane Kenneth forms in the eastern Pacific Click image above to animate the most current loop The hurricane season in the eastern Pacific isn’t over and Hurricane Kenneth serves as a reminder that the season ends November 30. NASA satellite imagery shows Kenneth more organized than it appeared on Sunday, Nov. 20 and…

Ocean temperatures can predict Amazon fire season severity

From the  NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center GREENBELT, Md. — By analyzing nearly a decade of satellite data, a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and funded by NASA has created a model that can successfully predict the severity and geographic distribution of fires in the Amazon rain forest and…

Imaging Hurricane Irene

From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center TRMM gets a look at Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been busy measuring rainfall within Hurricane Irene, and forecasts call for between 5 and 10 inches in the southeastern and central Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands as Irene…

Satellite based radar images April 28th tornado outbreak

From: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center TRMM Satellite sees massive thunderstorms in severe weather system The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite again flew over severe thunderstorms that were spawning tornadoes over the eastern United States on April 28 and detected massive thunderstorms and very heavy rainfall. TRMM, a satellite managed by both NASA and…