Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

NASA satellites tracking rain-packed Tropical Storm Chanthu as it heads toward China

22.07.2010
NASA satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Chanthu revealed a large area of moderate to very heavy rainfall as it nears the southeast China coast.

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite flew over Tropical storm Chanthu on July 20 at 1316 UTC (9:16 a.m. EDT) as it churned in the South China Sea. The data it captured helped create a TRMM rainfall analysis to understand the rates in which rain was falling throughout the storm. TRMM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA.

The rainfall analysis was derived from Precipitation Radar (PR) and TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) data and was overlaid on a TRMM infrared image from Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) data. The rainfall analysis showed a large area of moderate to very heavy rainfall (as much as 2 inches per hour) in Chanthu's southwest quadrant.

Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the organization that forecasts tropical cyclones in that region, noted "Recent animated multispectral satellite imagery shows spiral banding tightening around a small but persistent area of central convection."

NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Chanthu approaching China at 05:45 UTC (1:45 a.m. EDT) on July 21 and it had the signature shape of a tropical storm. No eye was visible.

At 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT) on July 21, Tropical Storm Chanthu had maximum sustained winds near 55 knots (63 mph). It was moving north-west at 6 mph (5 knots). At that time, it was about 210 miles south-southwest of Hong Kong, near 19.5 North and 112.2 East.

Chanthu is forecast to pass just north of Hainan Island and make landfall near Luichow Peninsula in the southern China mainland in the evening hours (local time) on July 22 (or mid-morning EDT).

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

Further reports about: Aqua satellite EDT NASA TRMM satellite UTC tropical cyclone tropical diseases

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons' seismic footprints
16.02.2018 | Princeton University

nachricht NASA finds strongest storms in weakening Tropical Cyclone Sanba
15.02.2018 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

All articles from Earth Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

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

Im Focus: Demonstration of a single molecule piezoelectric effect

Breakthrough provides a new concept of the design of molecular motors, sensors and electricity generators at nanoscale

Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague), Institute of Physics of the CAS (IP CAS) and Palacký University...

Im Focus: Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus

For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras.

But today's glass-based lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. Next-generation technologies, such as ultrathin cameras or tiny microscopes, require...

Im Focus: Stem cell divisions in the adult brain seen for the first time

Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and their neuronal progeny over months within the intact adult brain. This study sheds light on how new neurons are produced throughout life.

The generation of new nerve cells was once thought to taper off at the end of embryonic development. However, recent research has shown that the adult brain...

Im Focus: Interference as a new method for cooling quantum devices

Theoretical physicists propose to use negative interference to control heat flow in quantum devices. Study published in Physical Review Letters

Quantum computer parts are sensitive and need to be cooled to very low temperatures. Their tiny size makes them particularly susceptible to a temperature...

Im Focus: Autonomous 3D scanner supports individual manufacturing processes

Let’s say the armrest is broken in your vintage car. As things stand, you would need a lot of luck and persistence to find the right spare part. But in the world of Industrie 4.0 and production with batch sizes of one, you can simply scan the armrest and print it out. This is made possible by the first ever 3D scanner capable of working autonomously and in real time. The autonomous scanning system will be on display at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 6 and at the Hannover Messe proper from April 23 to 27, 2018 (Hall 6, Booth A30).

Part of the charm of vintage cars is that they stopped making them long ago, so it is special when you do see one out on the roads. If something breaks or...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

2nd International Conference on High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys (HTSMAs)

15.02.2018 | Event News

Aachen DC Grid Summit 2018

13.02.2018 | Event News

How Global Climate Policy Can Learn from the Energy Transition

12.02.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement

16.02.2018 | Information Technology

'Living bandages': NUST MISIS scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibers

16.02.2018 | Health and Medicine

Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm

16.02.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>