Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

NASA sees Tropical Storm Linfa exiting northern Philippines

07.07.2015

Tropical Storm Linfa moved over Luzon in the northern Philippines over July 4 and by early July 5, NASA's Aqua satellite saw the storm moving into the South China Sea.

On July 5 at 05:25 UTC (1:25 a.m. EDT) the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image or Tropical Storm Linfa moving into the South China Sea.


On July 5 at 05:25 UTC (1:25 a.m. EDT) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image or Tropical Storm Linfa moving into the South China Sea.

Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

The storm appeared to be somewhat elongated because of wind shear and had weakened as a result of moving over land. MODIS imagery also showed an isolated area of deep convection, thunderstorms and clouds, pushed over the southwest quadrant of the low-level center, as a result of northeasterly wind shear.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that animated multispectral satellite imagery showed that the low-level center of circulation is exposed to outside winds.

Tropical Storm Linfa was about 295 nautical miles (339 miles/1,639 km) north-northwest of Manila, Philippines. It was centered near 19.2 North latitude and 119.2 East longitude. Tropical Storm Linfa has maximum sustained winds near 45 knots (51.7 mph/83.3 kph). It was moving to the north at 5 knots (5.7 mph/9.6 kph).

As Linfa continues to exit the northern Philippines, some warnings remained in effect for July 5. Public storm warning signal #2 remained in effect in the Luzon provinces of Batanes, Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra. In addition Public storm warning signal #1 remained in effect in the Luzon provinces of Pangasinan, Isabela, Benguet, La Union, Mt. Province and Ifugao.

Linfa is moving north and is forecast to then curve northwest and move between Taiwan and mainland China by July 9. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center expects Linfa to strengthen a little before wind shear brings about its dissipation in the Taiwan Strait sometime around July 10.

Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht Predicting eruptions using satellites and math
28.06.2017 | Frontiers

nachricht NASA sees quick development of Hurricane Dora
27.06.2017 | 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: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Supersensitive through quantum entanglement

28.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy under real ambient pressure conditions

28.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Mice provide insight into genetics of autism spectrum disorders

28.06.2017 | Health and Medicine

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>