Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

NASA satellite sees Typhoon Ma-on soaking Guam

15.07.2011
NASA satellite data shows Typhoon Ma-on soaking Guam, and the National Weather Service office there has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for all of Guam until 2 a.m. CHST (local time) and a coastal hazard message and small craft advisories because of high waves and gusty winds.

Over the last couple of days, NASA satellite data from both the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) that flies aboard Aqua detected powerful thunderstorms within Ma-on. Those thunderstorms contained heavy rainfall, falling at a rate of 2 inches/50 mm per hour. As NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Ma-on on July 14 (11:30 p.m. EDT on July 13), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a visible image of Typhoon Ma-on moving over the Northern Mariana Islands.


This image was captured by the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. It shows Typhoon Ma-on at 03:30 UTC on July 14 (11:30 p.m. EDT on July 13) moving through the western North Pacific Ocean, over the Northern Mariana Islands.
Credit: NASA Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team, Jeff Schmaltz

At 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT/1 a.m. Guam local time) on July 14, Typhoon Ma-on had maximum sustained winds near 95 knots (109 mph/175 kmh). It was located over the northern Marianas islands, about 250 nautical miles southeast of Iwo To, Japan near 20.3 North and 144.5 East. It was moving west near 11 knots (13 mph/20 kmh).

The National Weather Service flood advisory for today, July 14 at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (1 a.m. local time/Guam on July 15) noted that "additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible during the next several hours. Recent heavy rains have left the ground saturated."

... more about:
»Aqua satellite »NASA »Typhoon »Weather »heavy rain

High surf conditions are also expected in Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan over the next several days. At 3:50 p.m. CHST (local time in Guam) on July 14 the National Weather Service (NWS) also issued a high surf advisory that will remain in effect through 6 a.m. (local time) on Sunday, July 17 as Ma-on passes through the region. The NWS advisory states that "Surf will build to hazardous at 7 to 9 feet along west facing reefs tonight and Friday. Surf will peak at 9 to 11 feet Friday night and Saturday, and should fall below 9 feet on Sunday." Beaches and exposed reefs are places to avoid through the advisory period, especially those facing the west as Ma-on continues to move in that direction. Rip currents are also possible.

There is also a small craft advisory in effect for the coastal waters of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan until 6 p.m. (local time) Sunday as seas are expected to rise to 10 to 12 feet accompanied by winds between 20 and 25 knots (23-29 mph/37-46 kmh) through Saturday night.

Updated weather forecasts and advisories from the NWS for Guam can be found at: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/guam/.

Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!
Further information:
http://www.nasa.gov

Further reports about: Aqua satellite NASA Typhoon Weather heavy rain

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology
22.06.2017 | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

nachricht How reliable are shells as climate archives?
21.06.2017 | Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT)

All articles from Earth Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

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

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

New 3-D model predicts best planting practices for farmers

26.06.2017 | Agricultural and Forestry Science

New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton

26.06.2017 | Life Sciences

Correct connections are crucial

26.06.2017 | Health and Medicine

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>