Tropical Cyclone Kujira (02W) north of Palau, Philippine Sea

Tropical Cyclone Kujira (02W) north of Palau, Philippine Sea
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Packing sustained winds of 155 mph with gusts to 190 mph, Tropical Cyclone Kujira has now reached super typhoon status. "Super typhoon" is a term utilized by the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center for typhoons that reach maximum sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 150 mph. This is the equivalent of a strong Saffir-Simpson category 4 or category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin or a category 5 severe tropical cyclone in the Australian basin.

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  • Data Date:

    April 16, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 16, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration