Fire Earth

Earth is fighting to stay alive. Mass dieoffs, triggered by anthropogenic assault and fallout of planetary defense systems offsetting the impact, could begin anytime!

Posts Tagged ‘Cyclone Phet’

Cyclone Phet Killed 22 in Pakistan and India

Posted by feww on June 7, 2010

Heavy rains brought by cyclone Phet damaged more than 50 villages across Pakistan, killing 17, with 5 more lives lost in India

Cyclone Phet, reduced to a tropical storm after second landfall, left thousands of people homeless in Pakistan. More than 300mm of rain in Baluchistan destroyed about 1,000 homes. Many people were injured.

More than 10,000 houses were damaged in Gwadar and Jiwani, Pakistan, according to reports. The storm also affected Karachi’s power system plunging about 60 percent of the Pakistan’s largest city and financial capital into darkness.


Amena Baloch holds her child after their shabby house was flattened by torrential rains in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday, June 6, 2010. Many mud-houses collapsed and roads were washed away.  Image: AP. Image may be subject to copyright. See Fire Earth Fair Use Notice.

Related Links:

Posted in Cyclone Phet, storm | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

TC Phet, SST and Intercontinental Dust Storms

Posted by feww on June 4, 2010

Tropical Cyclone Phet Could Reorganize Rapidly after Leaving Oman


Cyclone Phet, Water Vapor Image (4-km res)
. Source: CIMSS – Click images to enlarge.


Cyclone Phet, Visible/ IR Image (2-km res)
. Source: CIMSS – Click images to enlarge.

Sea Surface Temperatures Warm Enough for Busy 2010 Hurricane Season


A color-coded image from Japan’s Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite shows sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Atlantic Ocean and part of the Pacific Ocean. Source: NASA E/O

Saharan Dust Blown Across the Atlantic


Photo-like satellite image taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite during successive orbits and stitched together on June 1, 2010, shows a Saharan dust plume approaching the northeast coast of South America, about 8,000km away.  “Each year, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere winter, storms like the one pictured here deliver about 40 million tons of dust from the Sahara to the Amazon River Basin.” Source: NASA E/O

Posted in 2010 Hurricane Season, Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, dust storm, dust storm in India, Dust storms, environment | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Super Typhoon Phet – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 3, 2010

Super Typhoon Phet Raging Over the Arabian Sea


Super Cyclone Phet, Visible Image (1-km res). Source: CIMSS – Click images to enlarge.


Super Cyclone Phet, projected path and Intensity. Source: CIMSS


Super Cyclone Phet, SSMIS Brightness Temperature (85GHz).
Source: CIMSS


Tropical Cyclone Phet approaches the coast of Oman.
MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on June 2, 2010. Source: NASA
E/O.

Related Links:

Posted in cyclone, Cyclone images, Cyclone Phet satellite images, storm | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »