Forecasting a Storm: Understanding Hurricane Intensification

Hurricane Katrina went from a category 1 to a category 5 hurricane in just 48 hours.
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10 Years After Katrina: Reflecting on Remarkable Advancements in Weather Satellites

Operating from two primary locations, GOES-East and Goes-West, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have been providing continuous imagery and data on atmospheric conditions, solar activity, and Earth’s weather systems for nearly 40 years. Read more »

Windy Conditions, Low Visibility? Helping Pilots since the Wright Brothers

August 19th marks National Aviation Day, which was established in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in honor of Orville Wright’s birthday. Read more »

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Three Storms in the Pacific Ocean

Alaska Firefighters Get Help from NOAA Satellites

5.1 million acres have burned in Alaska in 2015. It’s the second highest total on record, eclipsed only by the devastating 2004 fire season, which left more than six million acres burned. And the number of acres burned keeps climbing. Read more »

Monitoring Sea Ice from Polar Orbit

When a series of intense storms in the Arctic caused fracturing of the sea ice in the Beaufort Sea, along the northern coasts of Alaska and Canada, the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite was there to monitor it. Read More »