Typhoon Parma (21W), north of the Mariana Islands

Typhoon Parma (21W), north of the Mariana Islands
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this bird’s-eye view of Typhoon Parma churning in the western Pacific Ocean. With top sustained winds near 100 mph, Parma was centered 540 miles to the east of Iwo Jima and was moving toward the northeast at 14 mph.

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  • Data Date:

    October 23, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 23, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


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