Tropical storm GLENDA formed over the open waters of the South Indian Ocean southeast of Diago Garcia on February 24, 2015. GLENDA didn't get above tropical tropical storm intensity and has not posed a significant threat to islands in the area. An interesting event occurred on February 25, 2015 when both the TRMM satellite and it's successor the GPM core observatory satellite passed over the tropical cyclone at almost the same time.
Cyclone Nathan located in the Coral Sea off Australia's Queensland coast has made another loop and is again headed slowly toward the Cape York Peninsula. Rainfall derived from the TRMM satellite's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments is shown with data collected on March 18, 2015 at 0758 UTC.
After 17 years of groundbreaking 3-D images of rain and storms, the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) will come to an end next year. NASA predicts that science operations will cease in or about April 2015, based on the most recent analysis by mission operations at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.