Typhoon Nock-ten's Rainfall Measured By IMERG

Heavy rainfall and winds from super typhoon Nock-ten caused the deaths of at least six people as it roared through the Philippines. Data generated by NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) were used to estimate the total amount of rain that super typhoon Nock-ten dropped as it approached and traveled over the Philippines. Nock-ten’s approximate locations and appropriate tropical cyclone symbols at 0000Z and 1200Z are shown overlaid in white on IMERG rainfall estimate images. This IMERG analysis shows estimated rainfall totals using NASA's IMERG data produced during the

Intensifying Tropical Storm Nock-ten Heads Toward Philippines

Heavy precipitation and strong winds from typhoon Nock-ten are expected over the Philippines for several days as the country is celebrating the Christmas holiday. Tropical storm Nock-ten is predicted by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) to strengthen into a powerful typhoon with winds of about 105 kts (121 mph) before it reaches the Philippines. Nock-ten is predicted to weaken after hitting the eastern Philippines but still have winds of over 80 kts (92 mph) as it travels close to Manila, the country's capital. The GPM core observatory satellite had a good view of Nock-ten when it passed

TRMM Precipitation Radar Sees Two Tropical Storms Developing

The TRMM satellite saw two tropical storms in the western Pacific Ocean as they were in early stages of development. These 3-D views were made from TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR) data collected on 25 July 2011 at 1631 UTC and 26 July 2011 at 0049 UTC. Those data show that developing tropical storms NOCK-TEN (10W) and 11W both had towering convective storms near their centers of circulation that extended to heights above 15km (~9.3 miles). These tall towers are associated with convective bursts and can be a sign of future strengthening because they indicate areas where energy is being released