Typhoon Chaba (19W) south of Japan

Typhoon Chaba (19W) south of Japan
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Chaba on August 28, 2004, at 4:15 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Chaba was located approximately 685 km (426 miles) southeast of Sasebo, Japan and was moving towards the northwest at 6 km/hr (3 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 213 km/hr (132 mph) with higher gusts to 259 km/hr (161 mph).

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  • Data Date:

    August 28, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    August 29, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration