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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
July 8, 2015
On July 6, RapidScat measured the Chan-Hom's sustained surface winds and saw strongest winds were near 25 meters per second/55.9 mph/90 kph) from north of the center to east and around to the southwestern quadrant. Credits: NASA JPL/Doug Tyler read this article

July 7, 2015
The RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station measured Typhoon Nangka's powerful winds as it continues to move through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. read this article

June 23, 2015
RapidScat recently covered the Northern Indian Ocean and Northwestern Pacific Ocean in four successive half-day intervals. read this article

June 13, 2015
Tropical Storm Carlos approached the southwestern coast of Mexico over the past weekend of June 13-14, and satellite imagery shows the storm continues to hug the coast. read this article

June 8, 2015
NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites showed the transition of Blanca from a hurricane to a tropical storm before it made landfall in Baja California. read this article

June 8, 2015
RapidScat passed over Tropical Cyclone 01A on June 6 (left), June 7 (center), and June 8 and saw winds increase and spread out. Strongest winds appear in dark red. read this article

May 14, 2015
In mid-May 2015, Ana became the first named tropical storm of the North Atlantic hurricane season. May is early to see large storms in the Atlantic; the season begins in earnest on June 1 read this article

May 11, 2015
The RapidScat image above shows a very small area of excessively high winds. Noul had already weakened when this image was captured by RapidScat on May 11. read this article

May 7, 2015
On April 30, 2015, RapidScat showed Tropical Cyclone Quang's strongest maximum sustained winds were near 35 meters per second (78.9 mph/126 kph) southeast of the center of circulation. read this article

May 7, 2015
Typhoon Noul, which in the Philippines has been designated by Dodong, is located 666 miles east southeast of Manila, Philippines. It is currently moving in a west northwest track at 11 knots, which is about 34 miles per hour. read this article

April 22, 2015
On Jan. 28, 2015 from 2:41 to 4:14 UTC, ISS-RapidScat saw the nor'easter's strongest sustained winds (red) between 56 and 67 mph (25 to 30 mps/90 to 108 kph) just off-shore from eastern Cape Cod.Credits: NASA JPL/Doug Tyler read this article

April 9, 2015
ISS-RapidScat saw Joalane's strongest winds (red) on April 7 from 23:19 to 00:52 and April 8 from 10:07 to 11:40 UTC as they consolidated around the eye. read this article

March 30, 2015
RapidScat captured three views of Typhoon Maysak, one on Mar. 27 and two on Mar. 29 as it intensified. Red indicates strongest winds, and they circled the center as it intensified. Image Credit: NASA JPL, Doug Tyler read this article

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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