Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


NASA's RapidScat sees Hurricane Guillermo's strongest winds on western side


As Hurricane Guillermo continued moving toward the Hawaiian Islands, NASA's RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station analyzed its surface winds. RapidScat found the strongest winds were on the western side of the storm facing the Hawaiian Islands and helping generate rough surf along eastern-facing shores.

RapidScat gathered data on Guillermo on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at 12 a.m. EDT and saw strongest winds near 30 meters per second (67 mph/108 kph) on the western side of the storm.

Credits: NASA JPL, Doug Tyler

RapidScat gathered data on Guillermo on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at 4 p.m. UTC (12 a.m. EDT). At that time the strongest winds were measured near 30 meters per second (67 mph/108 kph) on the western side of the storm. On Aug. 3, hurricane force winds extended outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 130 miles (215 km).

Guillermo continues to kick up rough surf along east facing shores of the Hawaiian Islands.

At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC) on Aug. 3, the center of Hurricane Guillermo was located near latitude 16.2 north...longitude 145.4 west. That puts Guillermo's center about 680 miles (1,095 km) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and 890 miles (1,430 km) east-southeast of Honolulu. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 kph) and the National Hurricane Center expects the storm to steadily weaken over the next couple of days.

Guillermo was moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 kph) and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days with a slight shift toward the west. The estimated minimum central pressure is 990 millibars.

At 1200 UTC (8 a.m. EDT), Aug. 3, NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an infrared image of Guillermo. Guillermo appeared somewhat elongated in the image, and there was no eye visible.

Guillermo is continuing to move west-northwest and is expected to continue weakening as it runs into increasingly unfavorable atmospheric conditions. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center noted that Guillermo is expected to move near or possibly over the Hawaiian islands on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and Thursday, Aug. 6. For daily forecasts, visit:

Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht UCI and NASA document accelerated glacier melting in West Antarctica
26.10.2016 | University of California - Irvine

nachricht Ice shelf vibrations cause unusual waves in Antarctic atmosphere
25.10.2016 | American Geophysical Union

All articles from Earth Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Etching Microstructures with Lasers

Ultrafast lasers have introduced new possibilities in engraving ultrafine structures, and scientists are now also investigating how to use them to etch microstructures into thin glass. There are possible applications in analytics (lab on a chip) and especially in electronics and the consumer sector, where great interest has been shown.

This new method was born of a surprising phenomenon: irradiating glass in a particular way with an ultrafast laser has the effect of making the glass up to a...

Im Focus: Light-driven atomic rotations excite magnetic waves

Terahertz excitation of selected crystal vibrations leads to an effective magnetic field that drives coherent spin motion

Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how...

Im Focus: New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...

Im Focus: Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light

In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...

Im Focus: Diamonds aren't forever: Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge

By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.

"People have already built small quantum computers," says Sandia researcher Ryan Camacho. "Maybe the first useful one won't be a single giant quantum computer...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>



Event News

#IC2S2: When Social Science meets Computer Science - GESIS will host the IC2S2 conference 2017

14.10.2016 | Event News

Agricultural Trade Developments and Potentials in Central Asia and the South Caucasus

14.10.2016 | Event News

World Health Summit – Day Three: A Call to Action

12.10.2016 | Event News

Latest News

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years

27.10.2016 | Materials Sciences

OU-led team discovers rare, newborn tri-star system using ALMA

27.10.2016 | Physics and Astronomy

'Neighbor maps' reveal the genome's 3-D shape

27.10.2016 | Life Sciences

More VideoLinks >>>