Powerful Tropical Cyclone Irving Examined With GPM

Tropical cyclone Irving formed in the South Indian Ocean on January 6, 2018. Irving posed no threat to land because it orgininated over the open ocean far to the west of Australia. GPM's core observatory satellite had an excellent view of Irving's eye on January 2018 at 0706Z. The well defined rainfall patterns within Irving were clearly shown by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) data. Very heavy rainfall was shown in the western side of Irving's large eye wall. GPM's Radar (DPR Ku Band) found rain in that side of the tropical cyclone falling at a rate