Tropical Cyclone Monty (14S) over Western Australia
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Monty located 165 kilometers north-west of Karratha. At the time of this image on February 29, 2004, Monty was traveling down the coast at 12 kilometers an hour. A category 4 storm, communities from Onslow to Barrow Island were on “blue alert” as they were in the path of predicted destructive winds with gusts of up to 240 kilometers an hour.