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Images of the Day: Super Typhoon Melor

Posted by feww on October 6, 2009

Awesome Power and Complexity of Super Typhoon Melor

Melor’s high thunderstorm cloud temperatures are colder than -53 degrees Celsius—signs of a very strong storm

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Super Typhoon Melor in the Western Pacific Ocean captured by the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite  in  the early morning hours of October 5, 2009. Melor intensified to Super Typhoon strength and became a category 5 typhoon (with maximum sustained winds near 161 mph) on the Saffir Simpson scale. Credit: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team.

Melor’s Sub-Zero Thunderstorm Cloud

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Aqua’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured Melor’s high thunderstorm cloud temperatures (in purple) that were colder than minus 63 Fahrenheit (-53 degrees Celsius). This image from October 4 at 12:29 EDT clearly shows Melor’s eye. Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen

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Typhoon Melor and storm Parma’s forecast track issued by JMA at 08:45 UTC, 6 October 2009. Image may be subject to copyright.

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