Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Gillian in Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria

13.03.2014

Tropical Cyclone Gillian made landfall on the western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, weakened and has now meandered back over water. On March 12, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the remnants in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.

On March 12 at 0600 UTC/2 a.m. EST, the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gillian were located near 16.0 south and 141.1 east, about 115 nautical miles/ 132.3 miles/213 km east-northeast of Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Suomi NPP Sees Gillian

On March 12, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gillian in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Credit: NRL/NASA/NOAA

According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC maximum sustained surface winds were estimated between 15 to 20 knots/17.2 to 23.0 mph/27.7 to 37.0 kph. Minimum sea level pressure is estimated to be near 1008 millibars.

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gillian on March 12 and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite or VIIRS instrument aboard captured a high-resolution visible image of the storm. Satellite imagery indicated that the low-level center of circulation appeared elongated.

VIIRS is a scanning radiometer that collects visible and infrared imagery and radiometric measurements. VIIRS data is used to measure cloud and aerosol properties, ocean color, sea and land surface temperature, ice motion and temperature, fires, and Earth's albedo.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that animated multispectral satellite imagery on March 13 showed that the low-level circulation center of the low pressure area was weak, and that there was isolated deep convection northeast of the center, indicative of wind shear.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABM) noted that Gillian's remnants were moving slowly west over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. The low is expected to continue moving west on Thursday, March 13 before moving northwest across the Gulf of Carpentaria on Friday, March 14. For ABM updated watches and warnings, visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that Gillian has a low chance for becoming a significant tropical cyclone within the next day.

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

Further reports about: Carpentaria Cyclone NASA Suomi Tropical Cyclone Gillian Typhoon VIIRS satellite temperature

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht AWI researchers measure a record concentration of microplastic in arctic sea ice
24.04.2018 | Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

nachricht Climate change in a warmer-than-modern world: New findings of Kiel Researchers
24.04.2018 | Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

All articles from Earth Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

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

Im Focus: Why we need erasable MRI scans

New technology could allow an MRI contrast agent to 'blink off,' helping doctors diagnose disease

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a widely used medical tool for taking pictures of the insides of our body. One way to make MRI scans easier to read is...

Im Focus: BAM@Hannover Messe: innovative 3D printing method for space flight

At the Hannover Messe 2018, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) will show how, in the future, astronauts could produce their own tools or spare parts in zero gravity using 3D printing. This will reduce, weight and transport costs for space missions. Visitors can experience the innovative additive manufacturing process live at the fair.

Powder-based additive manufacturing in zero gravity is the name of the project in which a component is produced by applying metallic powder layers and then...

Im Focus: Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

Physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, which is jointly run by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, have developed a high-power laser system that generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum. The researchers envisage a wide range of applications for the technology – in the early diagnosis of cancer, for instance.

Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of...

Im Focus: Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.

Im Focus: Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Invitation to the upcoming "Current Topics in Bioinformatics: Big Data in Genomics and Medicine"

13.04.2018 | Event News

Unique scope of UV LED technologies and applications presented in Berlin: ICULTA-2018

12.04.2018 | Event News

IWOLIA: A conference bringing together German Industrie 4.0 and French Industrie du Futur

09.04.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

World's smallest optical implantable biodevice

26.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Molecular evolution: How the building blocks of life may form in space

26.04.2018 | Life Sciences

First Li-Fi-product with technology from Fraunhofer HHI launched in Japan

26.04.2018 | Power and Electrical Engineering

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>