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NASA Goddard's New Hurricane Tool

HPCWire: Scientists, stuednts and applications can now gain acceess to vital visualizations and analysis data created from various hurricane-related satellite and model data online.  The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center [GES DISC] wil now provide external access to these multi-sensor datasets through the NASA Hurricane Data Analysis tool online.

In addition, we plan to feature useful data from other NASA satellites that users have requested and are anxiously waiting for,” said Steve Kempler, GES DISC project manager at Goddard. “Users will be able to access cloud properties from the Moderate Resolution Spectroradiometer (MODIS) that flies on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites; and look at animations of surface reflection, ozone and clouds from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) that flies on NASA’s Aura satellite.” OMI is an instrument supplied by The Netherlands.

The current datasets include:

.: Global Merged Infra-Red (IR) Brightness Temperature.

.: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) precipitation.

.: TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) sea surface temperature (SST).

.: NASA’s daily Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) ocean surface wind.

.: NCEP Reanalysis sea level pressure (SLP) and NCEP Reanalysis winds.

For more info, check out the full article at HPCWire here or take a look at the new tool directly here.

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