Typhoon Olga

Typhoon Olga
  • Credit:

    Image by Liu, Tang & Xie (NASA/JPL)

New Sea Winds Radar Captures Fury of Typhoon Olga

August 9 - NASA’s newly launched ocean viewing radar instrument, SeaWinds, has captured the fury of Typhoon Olga as it grew in intensity last week in the China Sea, packing high winds of more than 50 knots (57 miles per hour) and delivering torrential rains to South Korea, North Korea and other coastal communities of south Asia.

“SeaWinds is allowing scientists to determine the location, structure, and strength of these tropical depressions, typhoons and severe marine storms very quickly as they develop,” said Timothy Liu, QuikScat project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

For more information, please see:
JPL Press Release
QuikSCAT Fact Sheet

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  • Visualization Date:

    August 10, 1999
  • Sensor(s):

    QuikSCAT - SeaWinds
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration