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Capturing the genesis of Tropical Storm Hermine Capturing the genesis of Tropical Storm Hermine

Capturing the genesis of Tropical Storm Hermine

NOAA Hurricane Hunters are flying back-to-back missions to study the newly developed Tropical Storm Hermine in the Gulf of Mexico, capturing its evolution from a cluster of thunderstorms into a tropical storm. Getting data during such transitions can help improve hurricane models which currently don’t predict transitions well. Our understanding of the physical processes of early storm development remains limited, largely because there are few observations.  

NASA Global Hawk alerts NOAA National Weather Service of Gaston’s... NASA Global Hawk alerts NOAA National Weather Service of Gaston’s...

NASA Global Hawk alerts NOAA National Weather Service of Gaston’s...

First time Global Hawk data used to upgrade a tropical storm to hurricane

For the first time, NOAA’s National Weather Service National Hurricane Center used real-time weather data from the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to upgrade a tropical storm to a hurricane in the early morning hours Thursday. While the Hurricane Center recently downgraded Gaston back to a tropical storm, the recent forecast also...
Accounting for Denver’s Ozone Accounting for Denver’s Ozone

Accounting for Denver’s Ozone

The first peer-reviewed study to quantify oil and gas emissions on Colorado's northern Front Range confirms that energy development is an...
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