Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

The Philippines may finally get a break from Tropical Depression Parma

13.10.2009
NASA's Aqua Satellite gets Parma and Melor in 1 image

The Philippines can't seem to get rid of what is now a deadly and annoying Tropical Depression Parma, but forecasters are now providing hope.


The Aqua satellite captured both Extra-Tropical Storm Melor (top of image) over northwestern Japan, and Tropical Depression Parma (bottom of image) still over the Philippines on Oct. 8 at 0353 UTC (Oct. 7, 11:53 p.m. ET). The infrared image from Aqua\\\'s AIRS instrument showed some high, cold, thunderstorm cloud tops (purple) as cold as -63F still in Parma, but warmer and less powerful thunderstorms in Melor. Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen

Parma may have weakened into a tropical depression, but its still causing a lot of trouble for the residents of the Philippines today. Parma is again moving over Luzon and is expected to finally reach the South China Sea on Friday.

Warnings are still up for many areas of the Philippines again today. Public storm warning signal One is in force in Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Babuyan Islands, Calayan Islands, Isabela, Ilocos Norte & Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Bataan and Bulacan.

Parma's center at 11 a.m. EDT today, October 8 was 145 miles north of Manila, near 17.1 North and 121.0 East. Parma had sustained winds near 35 mph and was moving west at 8 mph.

The Aqua satellite captured both Extra-Tropical Storm Melor over northwestern Japan, and Tropical Depression Parma still over the Philippines on October 8 at 0353 UTC (Oct. 7, 11:53 p.m. ET). The infrared image from Aqua's AIRS instrument showed some high, cold, thunderstorm cloud tops as cold as -63F still in Parma, but warmer and less powerful thunderstorms in Melor. Those higher, colder thunderstorms in Parma are areas where moderate to heavy rainfall is occurring.

Parma is expected to keep together until it finally moves over the South China Sea and may re-intensify once over open water.

In terms of the Philippines, Parma looks like the short-term end of this tragic, wet period for residents there. Even though a new tropical depression has formed north of Guam, it is forecast to head north then northeast and away from the Philippines.

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

More articles from Earth Sciences:

nachricht A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance
06.12.2016 | Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie

nachricht NASA's AIM observes early noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica
05.12.2016 | 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: Shape matters when light meets atom

Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices

Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what...

Im Focus: Novel silicon etching technique crafts 3-D gradient refractive index micro-optics

A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.

Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...

Im Focus: Quantum Particles Form Droplets

In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.

“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...

Im Focus: MADMAX: Max Planck Institute for Physics takes up axion research

The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.

The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...

Im Focus: Molecules change shape when wet

Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water

In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers around Melanie Schnell from the Max...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

ICTM Conference 2017: Production technology for turbomachine manufacturing of the future

16.11.2016 | Event News

Innovation Day Laser Technology – Laser Additive Manufacturing

01.11.2016 | Event News

#IC2S2: When Social Science meets Computer Science - GESIS will host the IC2S2 conference 2017

14.10.2016 | Event News

 
Latest News

Speed data for the brain’s navigation system

06.12.2016 | Health and Medicine

What happens in the cell nucleus after fertilization

06.12.2016 | Life Sciences

IHP presents the fastest silicon-based transistor in the world

05.12.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>