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NASA's GPM gets a look at newborn, late season Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Sandra
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) During the early morning of Nov. 24, Tropical Storm Sandra became the 18th named storm of the 2015 Eastern Pacific hurricane season. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed over the new storm and looked at its clouds and rainfall.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Annabelle dying bursts
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Annabelle ran into adverse atmospheric and oceanic conditions and was fading quickly on Nov. 24. But the day before, NASA's RapidScat instrument saw some dying bursts of wind from the weakening Southern Indian Ocean system.

NASA's GPM finds extreme rainfall in Typhoon In-fa
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Global Precipitation Measurement mission known as GPM passed over Typhoon In-fa and found extreme rainfall occurring in the storm.GPM is a satellite that can estimate rainfall rates from space. It's a jointly managed satellite by both NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water
(University of New South Wales) A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia's most powerful supercomputer, Raijin.

Chapman University professor is Regional Coordinator for €3 million European Union Grant
(Chapman University) Chapman University associate professor Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., is the regional coordinator on a 3 million grant from the European Union's Horizon 2020. The work of Dr. El-Askary and his colleagues will focus on earth observation related research with the aim of providing timely and accurate information, forecasts and projections.

NASA's Terra satellite sees Typhoon In-fa stretching
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite flew over Typhoon In-fa on Nov. 23 and imagery showed the storm had become elongated to the northeast.

NASA eyes Tropical Cyclone Annabelle in Southern Indian Ocean
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Annabelle formed early on Nov. 21 in the Southern Indian Ocean, strengthened briefly and began a weakening trend on Nov. 23. NASA's Terra satellite and RapidScat instrument captured imagery of the storm after it developed.

NASA sees Tropical Storm Rick become a post-tropical low
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The remnants of post-tropical cyclone Rick continued to linger in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 23. An animation of visible and infrared imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the weakening of Tropical Storm Rick into a remnant low pressure area from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, far off-shore from western Mexico. NASA's RapidScat instrument spotted the remnant's strongest winds on its eastern side on Nov. 22.

New Antarctic season tackles ambitious science and logistical challenges
(British Antarctic Survey) The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) 2015/16 field season is underway with dozens of scientists and support staff -- together with planes and tonnes of equipment and fresh supplies -- arriving at BAS's five Antarctic research stations.

Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s
(University of Plymouth) Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fueled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week. Scientists say that a major step change, or 'regime shift,' in the Earth's biophysical systems, from the upper atmosphere to the depths of the ocean and from the Arctic to Antarctica, was centered around 1987, and was sparked by the El Chichn volcanic eruption in Mexico five years earlier.

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