How Does a Hurricane Form?
And what does Category 5 mean?
What Is the Jet Stream?
Learn about these fast-moving ribbons of air that are high in our atmosphere.
SciJinks in a Snap: Stormy Space Weather
What is space weather and how can we monitor it?
Types of Clouds
Learn about common cloud types and what they can tell us about the weather!
What Causes Lightning and Thunder?
What is the source of all the blinding light and earth-shaking sound?
How a Weather Forecast Is Made
Learn how GOES-R helps to create a weather forecast.
How a Weather Satellite Is Launched
Follow a GOES-R series weather satellite to launch.
Why Is the Sky Blue?
This may sound like an easy question... it's not!
Learn more about this team of six small satellites that will collect information about Earth’s weather and climate.
How Do Tornadoes Form?
These are the most violent storms on Earth. Can we forecast them even better?
What Causes a Thunderstorm?
All thunderstorms have the same basic ingredients. Watch this video to learn more!
How Do Wildfires Spread?
Learn about how conditions in the weather and environment can cause these uncontrolled fires to spread more quickly—and how we use weather satellites to help us stay safe.
Why Don't Satellites Fall out of the Sky?
How do they all stay up there?
Hi, I'm JPSS!
I’m a high-tech weather satellite that orbits our planet.
Meet a GOES-R Series Weather Satellite
A series of new, high-tech satellites that will be orbiting 22,000 miles above Earth
What Causes Tides?
Tides are a complicated dance between gravity and inertia.
Why Does Wind Blow?
It's all about temperature.