Typhoon Chaba

Typhoon Chaba
  • Credit:

    Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

The SeaWiFS sensor aboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Chaba on August 26, 2004 at 3:30 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Chaba was located approximately 1185 km (736 miles) south-southeast of Sasebo, Japan and was moving towards the north-northwest at 15 km/hr (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 213 km/hr (132 mph) with higher gusts to 260 km/hr (161 mph). The Joint Typhoon Warning Center was forecasting Chaba to weaken over the next 72 hours.

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  • Data Date:

    August 26, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    August 28, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration