Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

NASA sees Tropical Storm Andres fading RapidScat of Andres

05.06.2015

NASA's RapidScat instrument and NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look Tropical Storm Andres' fading winds and rain as it weakens toward dissipation in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The National Hurricane Center expects Andres to become post-tropical by the end of June 4.

The International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat instrument measures surface winds over the ocean. The ISS-RapidScat instrument gathered surface wind data on Tuesday, June 4 from 01:53 to 3:25 UTC (June 3 from 9:53 p.m. EDT to 11:25 p.m. EDT).


Early on June 4, RapidScat identified the strongest winds (red) in Andres were in a small area northwest of the center and as strong 25 m/s (55.9 mph/90 kph).

Credits: NASA JPL, Doug Tyler

RapidScat identified the strongest winds in Andres were in a small area northwest of the center and as strong 25 meters per second (mps)/55.9 mph/90 kph. Winds surrounding the rest of the center were no stronger than 17 mps/38 mph/61 kph. At 11 a.m. EDT those tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 125 miles (205 km) from the center, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures in Andres on June 4 at 10:11 UTC (6:11 a.m. EDT). Infrared data shows temperature, and the higher the thunderstorms and more powerful, the colder the cloud tops.

Andres cloud top temperatures had warmed, and the only thunderstorms seen in the system were pushed northeast of the center by vertical wind shear. The NHC discussion on June 4 at 11 a.m. EDT, stated that "The mid-level center of the cyclone appears to have decoupled from the low-level circulation about 12 hours ago, and only a small area of deep convection remains nearly two degrees removed from the center."

Although Andres is weakening, it is still generating ocean swells felt along portions of the west coast of the Baja California peninsula. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects those swells to begin diminishing late on Thursday and Friday, June 5.

NHC noted that at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) the center of Tropical Storm Andres was located near latitude 20.1 North, longitude 124.5 West. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 millibars (29.62 inches). Andres was moving toward the east at 3 mph (6 kph), and a turn toward the east-southeast or southeast is expected during the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 40 mph (65 kph) with higher gusts.

Two factors are weakening Tropical Storm Andres: strong west-southwesterly shear and cool waters. Global computer forecast models show the circulation of Andres degenerating into an open trough (elongated area of low pressure) within two to three days.

Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!

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

Electrode materials from the microwave oven

19.10.2017 | Materials Sciences

New material for digital memories of the future

19.10.2017 | Materials Sciences

Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods

19.10.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>