miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2012

NASA: Pacific Ocean - China - Taiwan - Typhoon Haikui -.- Atlantic Ocean - Mexico - Cuba - Jamaica -Tropical Storm Ernesto - It is happening now - August 2012


Typhoon Haikui
acquired August 7, 2012 download large image (8 MB, JPEG, 6000x7800)
In early August, authorities closed schools, grounded flights, and halted passenger train travel in coastal regions of China’s Zhejiang Province, Xinhua reported. The precautions were taken in anticipation of Typhoon Haikui, expected to make landfall overnight August 7–8, 2012.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of Haikui at 12:35 p.m. local time on August 7, 2012. Haikui sported a well-defined eye, and its spiral arms extended far inland over eastern China. (This image is rotated slightly, and north is to the upper right.)
On August 7, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Haikui was located about 185 nautical miles (345 kilometers) northeast of Taipei. As it had the previous day, Haikui had maximum sustained winds of 65 knots (120 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 80 knots (150 kilometers per hour). The JTWC storm track showed Haikui making landfall south of Shanghai between August 7 and 8, 2012.
Haikui approached the coast of China in the wake of Damrey and Saola, severe storms that came ashore just days earlier.
  1. References

  2. Joint Typhoon Warning Center. (2012, August 7) Typhoon 12W (Haikui) Warning. [Online] URL: http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/nmfc-ph/RSS/jtwc/warnings/wp1212web.txt. Accessed August 7, 2012.
  3. Unisys Weather. (2012, August 7) Haikui Tracking Information. Accessed August 7, 2012.
  4. Xinhua. (2012, August 7) East China city braces for typhoon Haikui. Accessed August 7, 2012.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Michon Scott.
Instrument: 
Aqua - MODIS

Tropical Storm Ernesto
acquired August 6, 2012 download large image (6 MB, JPEG, 4600x6000)
acquired August 6, 2012 download GeoTIFF file (38 MB, TIFF)
“Ernesto could become a hurricane tonight,” the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 6, 2012. The storm was headed in the direction of the Yucatán Peninsula, traveling at roughly 12 miles (19 kilometers) per hour.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Tropical Storm Ernesto around 11:35 a.m. EDT on August 6. Although the storm lacked a distinct eye, it still sported the semicolon shape characteristic of strong storms.
In a bulletin issued shortly after MODIS acquired this image, the NHC reported that Ernesto had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles (100 kilometers) per hour. The storm was located about 160 miles (260 kilometers) east-northeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua-Honduras border. A hurricane warning was in effect for part of the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, from Chetumal to Punta Allen. A hurricane watch was in effect for entire coast of Belize.
  1. References

  2. National Hurricane Center. (2012, August 6) Tropical Storm Ernesto Advisory Archive. Accessed August 6, 2012.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.
Instrument: 
Terra - MODIS


NASA: Pacific Ocean - China - Taiwan - Typhoon Haikui -.- Atlantic Ocean - Mexico - Cuba - Jamaica -Tropical Storm Ernesto - It is happening now - August 2012





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