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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
March 24, 2015
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite gathered data on Tropical Cyclone Pam after it caused extreme damage to Vanuatu. read this article

March 24, 2015
Urban growth in Milan, Italy. In this region, urbanization has increased the potential for groundwater contamination. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons read this article

March 20, 2015
ropical Cyclone Nathan made landfall in eastern Queensland, Australia's Cape York Peninsula and was moving west across it when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. The RapidScat instrument revealed that Nathan's strongest winds were south of the center before its landfall. read this article

March 18, 2015
Tropical Cyclone Bavi weakened to a depression and NASA's RapidScat instrument measured its waning winds from space. read this article

March 16, 2015
The RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station captured two views of Tropical Cyclone Pam's winds. On March 15 at 11 UTC and March 16 at 3:45 UTC. Red indicates strongest winds. Image Credit: NASA JPL, Doug Tyler read this article

March 15, 2015
At 10 a.m. EDT, Bavi was centered near 13.5 north and 143.8 east, just 6 nautical miles west of Guam. It was moving westward at 19 knots. read this article

March 15, 2015
Tropical Cyclone Nathan has moved east and away from Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and out into the Coral Sea. NASA's RapidScat instrument provided a look at winds while NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite showed the entire storm away from the coast. read this article

March 10, 2015
Tropical Storm Haliba appeared to be the "filling" in a sandwich between the Southern Indian Ocean islands of La Reunion and Mauritius in NASA satellite imagery because wind shear pushed the bulk of the storm's clouds between the islands. read this article

February 26, 2015
Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet - the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade. Image Credit: NASA read this article

February 23, 2015
Five new Earth science missions have joined NASA's orbiting fleet since the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission one year ago.Image Credit: NASA read this article

February 17, 2015
The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the release of the "RapidScat Level 2B Ocean Wind Vectors in 12.5km Slice Composites" dataset produced by the RapidScat Science Data Systems Team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). read this article

February 2, 2015
Tropical Cyclone Eunice has been spinning around in the Southern Indian Ocean for the last week and by Feb. 1 as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead, the storm was transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone. read this article

January 28, 2015
On Jan. 28, 2015 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest winds (red) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod, sustained between 25 m/s (90 kph/55.9 mph) and 30 meters (108 kph/67.1 mph). read this article

January 26, 2015
Tropical Cyclone Chedza formed last week in the Mozambique Channel (So. Indian Ocean), Tropical Cyclone Niko has been gaining strength for a few days in the South Pacific Ocean and is moving towards the Society Islands. read this article

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