Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

NASA Satellite Sees Faxai Hit Typhoon Strength

05.03.2014

NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the tropical cyclone called Faxai as it reached typhoon strength in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean today, March 4.


The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Typhoon Faxai in the North Pacific Ocean on March 4 at 03:05 UTC.

Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

On March 4 at 1500 UTC/10 a.m. EST, Tropical cyclone Faxai reached typhoon strength with maximum sustained winds near 65 knots/74.8 mph/120.4 kph.

It was centered near 18.2 north and 151.6 east, about 429 nautical miles east-northeast of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Faxai was moving to the north-northeast at 16 knots/18.4 mph/29.6 kph.

... more about:
»NASA »Typhoon

On March 4 at 03:05 UTC, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Typhoon Faxai in the North Pacific Ocean.

The MODIS image showed tightly wrapped bands of thunderstorms around the center of circulation.

Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC noted that animated infrared satellite imagery revealed an 8 nautical-mile-wide (9.2 mile/14.8 km) eye feature has developed while the system has become more compact and symmetric.

Thunderstorms around the edge of the system, however, appeared to be weakening.

The JTWC expects Faxai to maintain typhoon strength for a day before weakening.

Text credit:  Rob Gutro
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!

Further reports about: NASA Typhoon

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht Ana's Remnants Raining and Gusting in British Columbia, Canada
29.10.2014 | NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

nachricht Remnants of Tropical Depression Soaking Central America
29.10.2014 | NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

All articles from Earth Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Registration Open Now: 18th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming

28.10.2014 | Event News

Comparing Apples and Oranges? A Colloquium on International Comparative Urban Research

22.10.2014 | Event News

Battery Conference April 2015 in Aachen

16.10.2014 | Event News

 
Latest News

Helmholtz supports research projects on their way to application

30.10.2014 | Science Education

RESCAR 2.0: Reliability and Robustness of Electronic Systems in Electrical Cars Improved

30.10.2014 | Information Technology

Siemens to modernize pickling line for ArcelorMittal Asturias in Avilés

29.10.2014 | Press release

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>