NASA: Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) Science Team Meeting

Event registration details coming soon.

Monday, May 8th to Wednesday May 10th, 2017


The TROPICS mission will provide rapid-refresh microwave measurements over the tropics that can be used to observe the temperature, moisture, and precipitation structure for storm systems over their entire lifecycles. TROPICS will be comprised of a constellation of 12 microsatellites that will offer an unprecedented combination of spatial and temporal resolution to measure environmental and inner-core conditions for tropical cyclones on a nearly global scale and is a profound leap forward in the capability to continuously monitor high-impact meteorological events such as tropical cyclones. TROPICS will demonstrate that a satellite constellation approach to earth science can provide improved resolution, configurable coverage (e.g. tropics, near global, or global), flexibility, reliability, and launch access at extremely low cost, thereby serving as a model for future missions.

Learn more about the TROPICS Mission by visiting the TROPICS Mission website.




University of Miami

Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway RSMAS Auditorium

        Tropic Meeting Location