Typhoon Rammasun (09W) east of Taiwan
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Before winding down on July 6, 2002, Typhoon Rammasun reached Category 3 hurricane status, with maximum sustained winds of 110 knots (127 miles per hour). On July 3 and 4 4, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured these images of the storm off the coast of east-central China and Taiwan (partially cloud covered near center of image). The storm veered northward and eventually made landfall over Korea, where it broke up.