updated Sat. October 1, 2022
Discover Magazine (blog)
February 22, 2018
In recent days, two powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds have spun up in the North Atlantic. You can watch them in the animation above of GOES-16 satellite imagery. ... The image above shows what the closest storm looked like in natural color. It was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite on Feb. 19.
February 17, 2018
That is why drones are needed to get deeper into a storm, he said. While drones were deployed to measure Typhoon Hato last year and Typhoon Nepartak in 2016, they could only hover on the storms' edges due to technical issues, Chung said. However, the institute is hoping to make better progress thisÃâÃÂ ...
February 13, 2018
Typhoon Nepartak inflicted heavy losses on the community in 2016 and since loquat production has decreased by 30 percent. The loquat trees regained strength over the last year however due to a more mild typhoon season. Yang predicts that output will double this year and expects Taitung's loquats toÃâÃÂ ...
August 1, 2017
Super Typhoon Noru is the strongest storm of 2107, but the view from the International Space Station puts it into perspective. ... It was briefly rated a Category 5 storm - the strongest kind, with wind speeds greater than 250 kilometres per hour - on July 31, before easing up on August 1. Residents of southernÃâÃÂ ...
March 27, 2017
Two recently deployed ocean data buoys got a real test of their abilities last July when category 5 “super typhoon” Nepartak's center passed within a few kilometers of where they were moored. This meeting was no accident: the buoys were specifically designed to record data on passing typhoons and relayÃâÃÂ ...
August 10, 2016
The swirling mass of white clouds, the placid eye of the storm: Satellite imagery has become common enough that it's easy to envision the whorl of a ... NASA's Earth Observatory recently released satellite images, taken with three different instruments, of Super Typhoon Nepartak as it raged over theÃâÃÂ ...
July 14, 2016
Typhoon Nepartak This July 7, 2016, image provided by NASA shows Typhoon Nepartak as it approaches Taiwan and the Philippines. NASA/LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response Last week, the season's first typhoon formed in the Pacific Ocean and grew into a monster super typhoon that hit Taiwan, theÃâÃÂ ...
July 10, 2016
Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan on Friday, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as part of the island saw its strongest winds in over a century. It had weakened into a tropical storm by the time it made landfall in Fujian on Saturday but still caused havoc, with pictures showing cars upended,ÃâÃÂ ...
July 8, 2016
Taiwan's rugged and mountainous terrain has slowed Nepartak, which has been downgraded from a super typhoon to a typhoon by Friday lunchtime. Forecasters say the storm will leave Taiwan by late Friday and will hit eastern China early Saturday local time. More than 16,000 people were evacuatedÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
July 8, 2016
Josh Morgerman, an American who pursues storms and documents them online, wrote on Facebook that the typhoon was “one of the worst I've been in. ... The storm hit Taiwan as a Category 4 typhoon, the second-most powerful category, according to Tropical Storm Risk, a private forecasting organizationÃâÃÂ ...
July 7, 2016
Giant storm made landfall on Friday morning in Taitung county before weakening to a medium-strength typhoon, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau. Initial impact of the ferocious winds and torrential rains included at least one person killed, dozens more injured and significant damage. Source:ÃâÃÂ ...
July 7, 2016
Super typhoon Nepartak slammed into the east coast of Taiwan on Friday morning, overturning cars, forcing thousands from their homes and leaving a trail of ... Taiwan's first major tropical storm of the season made landfall at about 5.50am in the eastern county of Taitung with winds of 234km/h (145mph)ÃâÃÂ ...
July 6, 2016
Super Typhoon Nepartak over the western North Pacific was located about 419 NM southeast of Taipei, Taiwan and was moving towards the WNW at 16 knots. Max winds currently are estimated to be 150 knots, however, typhoon force winds extend outward only about 40 NM and 50 knot or higher windsÃâÃÂ ...
July 4, 2016
TROPICAL cyclone Nepartak has intensified into a typhoon and state weather bureau said it will enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this afternoon, July 5, and will be named "Butchoy." As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the eye of the typhoon was located at 1,570 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora, packingÃâÃÂ ...
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