Typhoon Rammasun (09W) east of Taiwan

Typhoon Rammasun (09W) east of Taiwan
  • Credit:

    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.

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  • Data Date:

    July 3, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 5, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration