Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

NASA sees former Typhoon Atsani's remnants affecting Alaska

27.08.2015

The remnants of former Typhoon Atsani were triggering watches and warnings for heavy rain and snow in portions of Alaska on August 26, 2015. Atsani's remnants resembles a frontal system in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite.

Infrared data, such as that gathered by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite is used to determine cloud top temperatures. The colder the cloud tops, the higher they are in the atmosphere, and they are usually stronger.


On Aug. 26 at 13:47 UTC, the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite saw cloud tops in the remnants of Atsani as cold as -63F/-53C over central Alaska, indicating strong thunderstorms.

Credits: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen

When Aqua passed over Alaska, the AIRS instrument gathered data on Atsani's remnant clouds. Cloud tops in the northern and eastern sides of the system were coldest near -63F/-53C, indicating strong storms with the potential for heavy rainfall. The infrared data was made into a false-colored image at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

Fairbanks, located in the central part of the state has a wind advisory in effect from 6 pm this evening to 10 pm AKDT Thursday, August 27.

North of Fairbanks a winter storm watch is in effect as the precipitation is expected to fall in the form of snow. That watch covers areas above 2,000 feet in the Northeastern Brooks Range that includes Anaktuvuk Pass, Atigun Pass, Galbraith Lake, Sagwon and Franklin Bluffs. The Watch goes through Thursday evening, August 27 and calls for 3 to 6 inches of snow heaviest in Atigun Pass.

According to the National Weather Service office in Fairbanks, Alaska, between one and two inches of rain has fallen across much of the Northwest Brooks Range since Monday. The additional precipitation from Atsani's remnants triggered a flood advisory today, August 26, for the Northwestern Brooks Range until 2:30 a.m. local ADKT time, Thursday, August 27.

The National Weather Service (NWS) expects additional rainfall from one to two inches through Wednesday afternoon. The NWS noted that the heaviest rain will be on southwest facing slopes.

Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!

Further reports about: AIRS Goddard Space Flight Center NASA Space Flight Center Typhoon rainfall

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht Climate change weakens Walker circulation
20.10.2017 | MARUM - Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften an der Universität Bremen

nachricht Shallow soils promote savannas in South America
20.10.2017 | Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseen

All articles from Earth Sciences >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

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

Im Focus: Neutron star merger directly observed for the first time

University of Maryland researchers contribute to historic detection of gravitational waves and light created by event

On August 17, 2017, at 12:41:04 UTC, scientists made the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars--the dense, collapsed cores that remain...

Im Focus: Breaking: the first light from two neutron stars merging

Seven new papers describe the first-ever detection of light from a gravitational wave source. The event, caused by two neutron stars colliding and merging together, was dubbed GW170817 because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on 2017 August 17. Around the world, hundreds of excited astronomers mobilized quickly and were able to observe the event using numerous telescopes, providing a wealth of new data.

Previous detections of gravitational waves have all involved the merger of two black holes, a feat that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics earlier this month....

Im Focus: Smart sensors for efficient processes

Material defects in end products can quickly result in failures in many areas of industry, and have a massive impact on the safe use of their products. This is why, in the field of quality assurance, intelligent, nondestructive sensor systems play a key role. They allow testing components and parts in a rapid and cost-efficient manner without destroying the actual product or changing its surface. Experts from the Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken will be presenting two exhibits at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart from 7–10 November 2017 that allow fast, reliable, and automated characterization of materials and detection of defects (Hall 5, Booth 5306).

When quality testing uses time-consuming destructive test methods, it can result in enormous costs due to damaging or destroying the products. And given that...

Im Focus: Cold molecules on collision course

Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.

How do chemical reactions proceed at extremely low temperatures? The answer requires the investigation of molecular samples that are cold, dense, and slow at...

Im Focus: Shrinking the proton again!

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen.

It was one of the breakthroughs of the year 2010: Laser spectroscopy of muonic hydrogen resulted in a value for the proton charge radius that was significantly...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

ASEAN Member States discuss the future role of renewable energy

17.10.2017 | Event News

World Health Summit 2017: International experts set the course for the future of Global Health

10.10.2017 | Event News

Climate Engineering Conference 2017 Opens in Berlin

10.10.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano

20.10.2017 | Information Technology

Strange but true: Turning a material upside down can sometimes make it softer

20.10.2017 | Materials Sciences

NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies

20.10.2017 | Interdisciplinary Research

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>