Tropical Cyclone Zoe (06P) west of Fiji Islands, South Pacific Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Zoe (06P) west of Fiji Islands, South Pacific Ocean
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Tropical Cyclone Zoe turned out to be the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean. During late December 2002, Zoe plowed over numerous tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean off Australia and Indonesia, leveling buildings, uprooting trees and churning up 30-foot waves that pounded the shorelines of islands such as Fiji (seen in this image at right edge).

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Metadata

  • Data Date:

    December 31, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    January 3, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration