NASA's Aqua satellite provided a bird's eye view of Tropical Storm Linfa as it was approaching the southeastern China coast on July 8. NASA's RapidScat instrument found that the typhoon's strongest winds were on its eastern side toward Taiwan and away from China. Both countries have posted warnings on July 8.
On July 7, the RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station, observed Linfa's strongest winds on the eastern side of the storm, reaching speeds of 30 meters per second (108 kph/67 mph). Linfa is in the southern part of the Taiwan Strait and moving toward landfall in southeastern China.
NASA's Aqua satellite saw Tropical Storm Linfa approaching the southeastern China coast on July 8 at 03:00 UTC (11 p.m. EDT, July 7). The image, taken by the MODIS instrument aboard Aqua, hinted at the formation of an eye. Animated enhanced infrared imagery revealed that eye. The MODIS image also showed good banding of thunderstorms wrapping around the center of circulation.
On July 8 at 1500 UTC (11 a.m. EDT), Tropical storm Linfa had maximum sustained winds near 60 knots (69 mph/111 kph). It was centered 22.3 North latitude and 118.1 East longitude, about 233 nautical miles (268 miles/431.5 km) east of Hong Kong, China. It was moving to the northwest at 5 knots (5.7 mph/9.2 kph) and is generating rough seas in the southern Taiwan Strait with waves to 22 feet (6.7 meters).
Because Linfa is in the southern part of the Taiwan Strait, it is affecting Taiwan to the east and China to the west. Both countries have warnings in effect.
Several warnings are in effect for Taiwan. The Taiwan Central Weather Bureau (TCWB) issued "extremely heavy rain" warnings for Yunlin County, Tainan and Kaohsiung Cities, Hualien, Hantou and Chiayi Counties. "Heavy rain" warnings were issued for Penghu, Changhua, Yunlin, Nantou and Chiayi counties and Chaiyi City. A "torrential rain" warning is in effect for Ludao and Lanyu, and Taitun and Pingtung Counties. For more information and updated warnings from TCWB, visit: http://www.
China's National Meteorological Centre has (CNMC) issued a Yellow typhoon warning and a Blue rainfall warning for the area in which Linfa is expected to impact. In Hong Kong, standby signal #1 is in effect and signal #3 could be issued later on July 8.
At 5 p.m. EDT on July 7/5 a.m. on July 8 Asia/Shanghai local time, Tropical Storm Linfa was located in northeastern South China Sea, about 300 kilometers southeast of the border of Guangdong and Fujian. The CNMC expects Linfa to make land fall along the coast of Shanwei of Guangdong Province and Zhangpu of Fujian Province on July 9. The National Meteorological Center continues to issue a yellow warning of typhoon.
The Blue warning for heavy rain covers July 8 and 9 and encompasses the area that includes southern Fujian, eastern Guangdong, southern Taiwan, southwestern Anhui, western Inner Mongolia, central Gansu and the northern Sichuan Basin. For updated warnings and watches from China's National Meteorological Centre, visit: http://www.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's latest forecast (on July 8) calls for Linfa to make landfall and then skirt along the coast of China in a southwesterly direction, passing through Hong Kong and curving over the eastern half of Hainan Island by July 11.
Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!
Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming
19.10.2017 | Rice University
NASA finds newly formed tropical storm lan over open waters
17.10.2017 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
17.10.2017 | Event News
10.10.2017 | Event News
10.10.2017 | Event News
19.10.2017 | Materials Sciences
19.10.2017 | Materials Sciences
19.10.2017 | Physics and Astronomy