News from Remote Sensing Systems

Hurricane Harvey winds from NASA SMAP

By Lucrezia on Aug 25th, 2017


SMAP winds for Super-Typhoon Noru

By Lucrezia on Aug 10th, 2017

Here we present satellite observations of  the intense winds observed during super-typhoon Noru in July-August 2017. These analyses provide additional confirmation that the SMAP radiometer is indeed capable of providing reliable measurements at hurricane-force wind speeds. SMAP data capture the evolution of the intensity, the rapid intensification, and the storm size. At hurricane-force wind speeds, L-band radiometers like SMAP  have  a unique capability of providing critical information to forecasters about intense Tropical Cyclones, especially in remote location

Historical Comparison of TLT Trends

By Carl on Jul 6th, 2017

There have been several recent reports in the media and on social media comparing long-term trends in the lower troposphere from different datasets. The problem is that many of the trends reported were for different periods (i.e 1979-1995 vs. 1979-2016), so we would expect them to be different.

FAQ about the V4.0 TLT Update

By Carl on Jul 3rd, 2017


By Densberger on Dec 7th, 2016

To provide better data services, RSS will require all data users to register.

All RSS data users will be required to register by December 12, 2016.

Hurricane Matthew winds from space: A first look

By Lucrezia on Oct 8th, 2016



RSS Revives F17 - 37V Anomaly Corrected. Data from March 1, 2016 onward re-released.

By Densberger on Jun 21st, 2016


RSS has completed an initial investigation and corrected a problem affecting SSMIS F17.