GPM Sees Better Organized Typhoon IN-FA
The GPM core observatory satellite had another excellent view of typhoon IN-FA on November 19, 2015 at 0305 UTC. This GPM pass revealed the location of typhoon IN-FA's eye beneath dense overcast. Rainfall derived from data collected by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments show that feeder bands around IN-FA were getting better organized. The most intense precipitation was measured in IN-FA's eye wall by DPR where it was falling at a rate of almost 55 mm (2.16 inches) per hour. Most rainfall in feeder bands was shown by GPM to be only light to moderate. A 3-D view of tropical storm IN-FA's cloud tops was constructed using GPM radar data (Ku band) whose swath crossed through the center of the typhoon. A few towering storms in IN-FA's eye wall were reaching heights of up to 17.3 km (10.7 miles).