When NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over Patricia on October 23 at 5:20 a.m. EDT the VIIRS instrument that flies aboard Suomi NPP looked at the storm in infrared light. Cloud top temperatures of thunderstorms around the eyewall were between 180K (-135.7F/ -93.1C) and 190 Kelvin (-117.7F/ -83.1C).Image Credit: UW/CIMSS/William Straka III
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WASHINGTON — The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22. The transition marks the next step of the mission that supports NASA’s Earth science research and NOAA’s weather forecasting missions.
Earth at night, as seen by the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC
The images that NASA produces of deep space objects are always incredible. In this case, however, a spacecraft jointly operated by NASA and its sister organization, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has captured an image […]
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NASA and NOAA’s fleet of orbiting spacecraft have been tracking the super hurricane Sandy from space. Images have been beamed back to Earth and what they have shown is a storm that has followed the worst predictions of meteorologists on its way into the history books.
North America and Central America are shown in extraordinary detail by instruments on board the new National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP launched October 28 from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. The image scans from the arctic to southern Central America, all of Mexico and the United States. Photo Credit: NASA