NASA's CloudSat satellite flew over Typhoon Utor in the West Pacific on Aug. 11, 2013 at 0518 UTC, passing within about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the storm, and revealing the structure of the storm's eye and eyewall.
Satellites See Double Jeopardy for Socal Fire Season
Extensive and persistent rains between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, 2013, significantly increased soil moisture and enhanced vegetation growth in Southern California based on data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft and ISRO's Oceansat-2 satellite.
NASA's CloudSat Spots Beginning of Pakistan Floods
In late July 2010, flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains began in several regions of Pakistan. This image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft reveals the bright white cloud tops from the cluster of thunderstorms.
NASA Satellite Images Provide Insights Into Iceland Volcanic Plume
On April 15, 2010, NASA's Terra spacecraft captured these images of the ongoing eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and impact air travel worldwide.