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GPM Has Another Good Look At Soudelor

Typhoon Soudelor's winds had dropped to 95 kts ( 109 mph) when the GPM core observatory satellite had another excellent daytime view on August 6, 2015 at 0006 UTC. GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) data showed that Soudelor had heavy rainfall in an inner eye wall and also in a much larger replacement outer eye wall. The heaviest rain found by GPM was dropping at a rate of close to 70 mm (2.4 inches) per hour in a strong feeder band spiraling in on the southwestern side of the typhoon. Radar reflectivity data from GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) data were also used

Typhoon Soudelor Threatens Taiwan And China

Typhoon Soudelor's sustained winds were about 105 kts ( about 121 mph) when the GPM core observatory satellite flew above on August 5, 2015 at 1051 UTC. A rainfall analysis was made from data collected from GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments. This analysis showed that Soudelor was very large and had a well defined eye. Intense feeder bands are shown spiraling into the center. Three dimensional radar reflectivity data GPM's DPR (ku Band) were used to construct a simulated cross section through typhoon Soudelor's center. This view from the south

GPM Views Rare Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone

It is a little unusual to see a tropical cyclone forming in the southern Pacific Ocean this time of the year but tropical cyclone 01P formed northeast of Vanuatu recently. The GPM core observatory satellite saw Tropical Cyclone 01P on Monday August 3, 2015 at 2106Z (about 9:06 local time). GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) found rain falling at a rate of over 30 mm (1.2 inches) per hour in a small area of showers near the center of the tropical cyclone. A 3-D view constructed from GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instrument (Ku band) showed that some showers located between the

GPM Views Rare Southern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone

It is a little unusual to see a tropical cyclone forming in the southern Pacific Ocean this time of the year but tropical cyclone 01P formed northeast of Vanuatu recently. The GPM core observatory satellite saw Tropical Cyclone 01P on Monday August 3, 2015 at 2106Z (about 9:06 local time). GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) found rain falling at a rate of over 30 mm (1.2 inches) per hour in a small area of showers near the center of the tropical cyclone. A 3-D view constructed from GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instrument (Ku band) showed that some showers located between the

Super Typhoon Soudelor Threatens Taiwan And China

The GPM core observatory satellite flew almost directly over super typhoon Soudelor in the western Pacific Ocean on August 3, 2015 at 1104 UTC. At that time Super Typhoon Soudelor had winds of about 125kts (139 mph) and is predicted by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) to become even more powerful tomorrow while headed toward northern Taiwan. GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) had a very good view of heavy rainfall associated with Soudelor. GMI showed that the super typhoon had rain falling at a rate of over 58 mm (2.3 inches) per hour in the southern side of Soudelor's well defined eye. Radar