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Super Typhoon Choi-Wan

Super Typhoon Choi-wan is formidable in these images, with tightly spiraling bands of clouds and a distinct eye. A vertical cross section of the storm reveals towering clouds and a clear eye surrounded by dense clouds.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using CloudSat FirstLook data provided courtesy of the CloudSat team at Colorado State University. Caption by Jesse Allen.

Published September 17, 2009
Data acquired September 15, 2009

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