NASA's Aqua satellite saw newly formed Tropical Cyclone Olwyn nearing northwestern Australia on March 11 when it passed overhead. Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Nathan was threatening northeastern Australia.
Data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite is gathered and processed daily into images at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
On March 12 at 05:50 UTC (1:50 a.m. EDT) imagery generated from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Olwyn in the Southern Indian Ocean approaching the northern coast of Western Australia.
Olwyn has generated warnings in northern Western Australia. A tropical cyclone warning is in effect for coastal areas of Western Australia from Port Hedland to Ningaloo, including Karratha, Barrow Island, Onslow, Pannawonica, Nanutarra and Exmouth (not including Port Hedland).
In addition, a tropical cyclone watch is in effect from Ningaloo to Kalbarri, and adjacent inland areas of the west Pilbara and west Gascoyne, including Gascoyne Junction and Murchison Roadhouse.
In addition to the warnings and watches, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has posted a blue alert for residents in or near Whim Creek to Coral Bay extending inland to Pannawonica.
This includes people in the locations of Whim Creek, Point Samson, Wickham, Roebourne, Karratha, Dampier, Onslow, Pannawonica and Exmouth.
Olwyn has formed north of Exmouth and is forecast to move south-southwest while intensifying. At 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EST), Olwyn was centered near 17.3 south latitude and 116.0 east longitude, about 233 nautical miles (268 miles/431.5 km) northwest of Port Hedland, Australia.
Olwyn is moving to the south-southwest at 12 knots (13.8 mph/22.2 kph) and has maximum sustained winds near 55 knots (63.2 mph/102 kph).
Olwyn is forecast to make landfall near Cape Cuvier in the early hours of Friday (local time) and dissipate in the interior of Western Australia.
Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!
NASA eyes Pineapple Express soaking California
24.02.2017 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
'Quartz' crystals at the Earth's core power its magnetic field
23.02.2017 | Tokyo Institute of Technology
On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded after a glide flight with an Airbus A320 in ditching on the Hudson River. All 155 people on board were saved.
On January 15, 2009, Chesley B. Sullenberger was celebrated world-wide: after the two engines had failed due to bird strike, he and his flight crew succeeded...
In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport
Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...
The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.
The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...
Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...
13.02.2017 | Event News
10.02.2017 | Event News
09.02.2017 | Event News
27.02.2017 | Materials Sciences
27.02.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research
27.02.2017 | Life Sciences