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Cyclone OLI May Target Tourist Spots

Posted by feww on February 3, 2010

Tropical Cyclone OLI (12P) May be Heading Towards Bora Bora and other Tourist Spots in S Pacific

TC OLI Details

  • Time/Date: 3 February 2010 –  03:00UTC
  • Position: 15.7ºS, 157.3ºW
  • Sustained Movement: 120 degrees
  • Forward speed: 15 km/hr (~ 8 kt)
  • Tropical Cyclone OLI has been tracking ESE over the past 6 hours.

Current wind distribution:

  • Maximum Sustained winds: 100 km/hr (~ 55 kt)
  • Maximum Gusts:  130 km/hr (~ 70 kt)
  • Maximum significant wave height: 6 m (18 ft)
  • OLI is about 650 km (350nm) west of Bora Bora.
  • Sources: JTWC and Others

Tropical Cyclone OLI is expected to intensify under favorable environmental conditions.

TC OLI – IR NHC Enhancement – Date and Time as Inset. Credit: UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge and update.

Tropical Cyclone OLI. Infrared Color Background  – South East Pacific – GOES-West. Credit: UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge and update.

  • 2-Day Movie:   JAVA

OLI’s Projected Path. CIMSS Estimation. Click image to enlarge and update.

TC OLI. Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS, with Infrared (MIMIC-IR)
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Tropical Cyclone OLI. Infrared  – South East Pacific – GOES-West. Credit UW-CIMSS. Click image to enlarge and update.

Tropical Cyclone OLI Position Map. Original map by Google. Information added by Fire-Earth.

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Soon All The ‘Paradise’ Would Be Lost!

Posted by feww on July 14, 2009

Image of the Day:

Tikehau Atoll, French Polynesia

The islands and coral atolls of French Polynesia, located in the southern Pacific Ocean … This image from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite shows the southern part of Tikehau Atoll, one of the 78 coral atolls that make up the Tuamotu Archipelago. Patches of coral make star-like spots across the turquoise expanse of the lagoon. A line of tree-covered islets encircles the lagoon. At the southernmost tip of the atoll, a large islet accommodates a small village and an air strip. NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 Team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey. [Image was reportedly acquired June 30,2009.]

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Tikehau Atoll (Full View) magnified image [dated 2005] is available at Google earth  15º 07′ 13 ” S, 148º 13′ 56″ W.

FEWW estimates that human activity emitted about 222 times more CO2 in 2008 than the total sum of  all carbon dioxide spewed from volcanic eruptions that year.

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