SeaWiFS: Typhoon Pabuk

SeaWiFS: Typhoon Pabuk
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

With sustained winds of 108 km per hour (67 mph) and gusts of up to 182 km per hour (113 mph), Typhoon Pabuk slammed into Japan on August 21, 2001 leaving at least two people dead and forcing thousands to evacuate. This true-color image of the Typhoon Pabuk was acquired on August 21, 2001 (3:20 GMT) by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), aboard the OrbView 2 satellite, while the center of the storm was located over the southern portion of Honshu, roughly 450 km (280 miles) southwest of Tokyo.

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  • Data Date:

    August 21, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    August 23, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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