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NASA infrared data shows strength in Fengshen

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Fengshen’s cold cloud top temperatures revealed that the storm was maintaining strength as a strong tropical storm. Forecasters expect Fengshen will continue strengthening and reach typhoon status.

Satellite analysis reveals and asymmetric Typhoon Bualoi

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite and NASA’s Aqua satellite both passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and both used infrared light to obtain temperature data and shape information on Typhoon Bualoi.

NASA examines Dorian’s rainfall, temperatures along Carolina coast

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As Hurricane Dorian continued to lash the coast of the Carolinas NASA’s IMERG assessed the rainfall the storm generated and NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures of the cloud tops to assess strength.

Hurricane Dorian marching slowly across Atlantic

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami reports that an Air Force plane is finding Dorian a ‘little stronger’ as of the 8:00 a.m. EDT advisory put out today, Aug. 30, 2019.  Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. That is in keeping with what weather forecasters are predicting for the storm.

NASA finds heavy rain potential in tropical storm Dorian

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with visible imagery and infrared data on Tropical Storm Dorian as it continued its western track into the Eastern Caribbean Sea. Infrared data provided an indication of the storm’s heavy rain making potential.

Scientists assess reliability of multiple precipitable water vapor datasets in Central Asia

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Scientists evaluated multiple satellite and reanalysis precipitable water vapor (PWV) datasets against radiosonde observations in Central Asia. They further constructed a skill-weighted ensemble mean of the reanalysis datasets, based on the different performances of individual datasets.

NASA pinpointed tropical storm Krosa’s strength before Japan landfall

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center with infrared data and cloud top temperature information for Tropical Storm Krosa as it was making landfall in southern Japan.

NASA’s Aqua Satellite finds a large ragged eye in Typhoon Krosa

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Typhoon Krosa is a large storm moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and infrared imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite revealed that the large typhoon also has a large eye.

NASA gives Typhoon Lekima a twice-over with the Aqua satellite

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible views of Typhoon Lekima as it was approaching landfall in China. China has posted Typhoon and Heavy Rain Warnings for Lekima.