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  • Scientists analyzing immense data haul from hurricanes

    1999Sept. 20, 2011

    The Convection and Moisture Experiment collected the most comprehensive data ever on individual storms of the 1998 season, and will provide new insight on killer storms leading to better predictions.

  • LightningDetectors watch storms that spawned tornadoes

    1998April 6, 2011

    Lightningsensors in space and on the ground are showing the value of having a space-based network of sensors that could spot and track storms which are likely to spawn tornadoes.

  • Spotting Tornadoes from Space

    2000April 6, 2011

    One year ago this week killer tornadoes raged across Oklahoma. Now, NASA scientists are figuring out how to predict such storms using Lightningdata from Earth orbit. This story includes animations of space-based data obtained during the May 3, 1999, tornado outbreak.