NASA satellite sees Tropical Depression Rumbia form

phys.org | 8/15/2018 | Staff
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Tropical Depression Rumbia, the twenty-first tropical cyclone of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean season formed on Aug. 15, as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew overhead.

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of Rumbia that showed a large storm over Japan's southern islands. The storm was moving toward the East China Sea. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that satellite imagery shows a broad low level circulation with extensive deep convection along the eastern and southern peripheries and more...
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