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NASA observations aid efforts to track California's wildfire smoke from space
Wildfires have been burning across the state of California for weeks - some of them becoming larger complexes as different fires merge. One of those was the August Complex Fire, which reportedly began as 37 distinct fires caused by lightning strikes in northern California on Aug. 17. That fire is still burning over a month later. (2020-09-25)

Hubble captures crisp new portrait of Jupiter's storms
Hubble's sharp view is giving researchers an updated weather report on the monster planet's turbulent atmosphere, including a remarkable new storm brewing, and a cousin of the famous Great Red Spot region gearing up to change color -- again. (2020-09-17)

NASA sees wind shear still battering tropical storm Iselle
NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear continued to batter Tropical Storm Iselle in the Eastern Pacific Ocean for the second day. (2020-08-28)

NASA Terra Satellite examines Tropical Storm Hernan's relocated center
NASA infrared imagery revealed a burst of strength in Tropical Storm Hernan, located over the Gulf of California. At 12:30 a.m. EDT, NOAA's National Hurricane Center or NHC noted that recent satellite-based wind data indicated Hernan was located northeast of previous estimates. (2020-08-28)

NASA-NOAA satellite nighttime imagery tracks Tropical Depression Laura over US
A new animation of nighttime imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite followed the path of former Hurricane Laura from its landfall in southwestern Louisiana to its movement over the Mississippi Valley. (2020-08-28)

NASA Terra Satellite sees development of Tropical Storm Maysak
NASA infrared imagery revealed several areas of strong thunderstorms around the center of the recently organized Tropical Storm Maysak. (2020-08-28)

NASA sees Hurricane Laura's nighttime landfall
Many NASA assets were used to provide forecasters with information to incorporate into their analysis of Hurricane Laura. Satellite imagery, photographs from the International Space Station, and a computer program that produces animations of imagery are all things that NASA used to analyze the storm. (2020-08-27)

NASA's Terra Satellite sees the end of Bavi
NASA's Terra satellite captured visible imagery as Tropical Storm Bavi made landfall in northwestern North Korea and moved inland. (2020-08-27)

NASA finds new Tropical Storm Iselle already battling wind shear
NASA infrared imagery shows that newly formed Tropical Storm Iselle is already battling for its life under wind shear. (2020-08-27)

A nighttime view of Tropical Storm Hernan from a NASA-NOAA satellite
Nighttime imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Hernan along the coast of western Mexico. By the weekend, Hernan is expected to absorb nearby Tropical Storm Iselle. (2020-08-27)

NASA's Terra Satellite reveals burn scars from California's two largest fires
On Aug. 26, 2020, NASA's Terra satellite was able to image the two areas in California where the fires have been most active and using the false color reflectance bands on the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Infrared Spectroradiometer) instrument aboard. Using these bands, the burned areas or fire-affected areas are characterized by deposits of charcoal and ash, removal of vegetation and/or the alteration of vegetation structure. (2020-08-27)

NASA sees typhoon Bavi from one million miles away
Typhoon Bavi is a large storm moving through the Yellow Sea. A NASA camera captured an image of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean that showed Bavi headed north. (2020-08-26)

NASA's orbital views of a strengthening, dangerous major hurricane Laura
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station provided images of Hurricane Laura as it continues to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico. Laura is pushing waters from the Gulf of Mexico that could inundate coastal areas miles inland and evacuations are in progress. (2020-08-26)

NASA examines powerful Major Hurricane Laura headed for landfall
During the afternoon of Aug. 26, as major Hurricane Laura nears landfall near the Texas/Louisiana border, NASA satellites have been providing forecasters with a great deal of data on the storm, examining temperature, rainfall capability, storm structure and extent. (2020-08-26)

NASA's terra satellite catches the demise of post-tropical cyclone Marco
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Gulf of Mexico early on Aug. 25 and found a very small area of convection from post-tropical cyclone Marco, northeast of its center. All watches and warnings have been dropped as the storm continues to weaken toward dissipation. (2020-08-25)

NASA gathers nighttime images of Laura becoming a Hurricane   
Tropical Storm Laura strengthened to a hurricane in the morning hours of Aug. 25, 2020, and NASA provided infrared imagery that showed the structure, temperature and rainmaking capabilities of the storm. (2020-08-25)

NASA's Terra Satellite shows smoky pall over most of California
More than 650 wildfires are blazing in California after unprecedented lightning strikes, storms, and a heatwave that has set new records in the state and NASA's Terra satellite captured the smoke-engulfed state on Aug. 24, 2020. (2020-08-24)

NASA tracking Tropical Storm Laura near Cuba
As Tropical Storm Laura continues to move through the Caribbean Sea NASA satellites are providing forecasters with visible, infrared and microwave data. Laura continued to move through the Caribbean Sea on a march toward the Gulf of Mexico. (2020-08-24)

NASA nighttime image shows a weaker Genevieve moving away from mexico
Nighttime imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found the center of now Tropical Storm Genevieve moving along the coast of the Baja California, Mexico peninsula and further away from land. The storm is weakening rapidly from several factors. It is expected to be a remnant low-pressure area by Saturday, Aug. 21. (2020-08-21)

NASA's Terra satellite analyzes Caribbean's Tropical Depression 14
NASA's Terra satellite gathered infrared data on Tropical Depression 14 as it moves through the Caribbean Sea. Infrared data was used to find the location of the strongest storms. (2020-08-21)

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite highlights California wildfires at night
Striking images of the California wildfires are seen in these nighttime satellite images taken by the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite on Aug. 20, 2020. At approximately 3:01 am PDT, NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP was almost directly overhead and imaged the regionusing different bands on its VIIRS (Visible infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument. (2020-08-21)

NASA nighttime imagery finds Tropical Storm Laura developing  
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a nighttime view of Tropical Depression 13 early on Aug. 21. By 11 a.m. EDT, it had strengthened into Tropical Storm Laura. (2020-08-21)

NASA gets a wide angle view of hurricane Genevieve
NASA provided a series of photos of Hurricane Genevieve as it affected Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station provided wide-angle photos of Genevieve, showing the size of the storm. Warnings and watches are in effect on Aug. 20. (2020-08-20)

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite snaps Tropical Storm Higos' landfall
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the landfall of Tropical Storm Higos on Aug. 18. (2020-08-19)

NASA-NOAA satellite provides overnight watch on hurricane Genevieve
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite kept an eye on Hurricane Genevieve overnight and provided infrared imagery to forecasters who were monitoring the storm's strength, structure and size. Because Genevieve is close to the coast of western Mexico, warnings and watches were still in effect. (2020-08-19)

NASA sees former Tropical Storm Josephine open into a trough
Tropical Storm Josephine weakened on Aug. 16 in the North Atlantic Ocean and satellite imagery showed the storm had become elongated and stretched out into a trough of low pressure a couple of hundred miles north of Puerto Rico. (2020-08-17)

NASA satellite catches the end of Post-tropical Storm Kyle
NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of the end of Post-tropical Storm Kyle in the North Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 16, 2020. (2020-08-17)

NASA looks at water vapor in remnants of tropical depression 10E
Tropical Depression 10E weakened to a remnant low-pressure area in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite observed the water vapor content in the storm. (2020-08-17)

NASA infrared data shows Genevieve strengthening into a hurricane
NASA's Terra satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures and found them surrounding a developing eyewall around Genevieve as it was strengthening into a hurricane. (2020-08-17)

NASA finds short-lived Fausto faded fast
Post-Tropical Storm Fausto faded fast in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite provided an infrared look at the storm, which showed no areas of heavy rainfall, and the storm was classified as a remnant low-pressure area. (2020-08-17)

NASA finds wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Josephine
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Josephine east of the Lesser Antilles island chain. Suomi NPP revealed that Josephine was being affected by wind shear. (2020-08-14)

NASA finds wind shear making Tropical Depression 10E struggle
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of a struggling Tropical Depression 10E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Wind shear is preventing the storm from intensifying into a tropical storm. (2020-08-14)

NASA-NOAA satellite nighttime imagery helps confirm Elida now post-tropical
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a night-time image of Elida in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that helped confirm the storm had weakened to a post-tropical cyclone. (2020-08-13)

Characteristics of COVID-19 patients during initial peak and resurgence in Houston
A major Houston health care system saw a significant increase in younger and Hispanic COVID-19 patients from the first surge to the second surge after Texas phased in reopening. (2020-08-13)

NASA-NOAA satellite nighttime imagery reveals development of Tropical Storm Josephine
The tenth named tropical cyclone of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season was named today, Aug. 13, 2020, after NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a nighttime image of the storm. (2020-08-13)

Analysis: Health sector, big pharma spent big on lobbying for COVID-19 funding
To date, Congress has authorized roughly $3 trillion in COVID-19 relief assistance -- the largest relief package in history. With more COVID relief money on the way, a new analysis in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finds these newly available funds led to a significant surge in health sector lobbying activity, especially within the pharmaceutical industry. (2020-08-12)

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite finds a stubborn tropical depression 06W
Tropical Depression 06W has been around for days, and continues to hold together as it moves in a westerly direction toward Taiwan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of the storm. (2020-08-12)

NASA finds hurricane Elida's eye covered
NASA's Aqua satellite obtained visible imagery of Hurricane Elida in the Eastern Pacific as it continued to weaken. Imagery revealed that Elida's eye had become covered as the storm embarks on a weakening trend over cooler waters. (2020-08-12)

NASA finds Jangmi now an Extra-Tropical Storm
NASA's Aqua satellite obtained a visible image of Tropical Storm Jangmi after it transitioned into an extra-tropical storm. (2020-08-11)

NASA finds a wispy, wind-sheared Tropical Depression 06W
NASA's Terra satellite revealed that a wispy looking Tropical Depression 06W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean was being battered by wind shear. That wind shear is not expected to wane and the storm is expected to weaken. (2020-08-11)

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