Tropical Storm

Monitoring Tropical Storms for Emergency Preparedness

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

Free webinar from the Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) programme at NASA to identify remote sensing data and tools relevant to tropical storms, monitor conditions before, during, and after a storm using remote sensing data, understand how remote sensing data can be used in decision-making activities.





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Tropical Storm Earl in Central America

Image courtesy of NASA by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response, using VIIRS data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.

On the 2nd of August 2016 the Visible Infrared Imaging


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Sat, 06/08/2016 - 03:49

Tropical Storm remains active in eastern Pacific

Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Commerce.


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Wed, 03/08/2016 - 08:34

NASA’s RapidScat to measure Tropical Storm Claudette

Tropical Storm Claudette measured by RapidScat (Image: NASA)

The third Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season, Claudette, has been monitored by the RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station.


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Wed, 15/07/2015 - 15:45

International Charter activated for Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Map showing potentially damaged zones in western Tanna Island, Vanuatu (Image: UNITAR/UNOSAT)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support response efforts in Vanutua with satellite-based maps.


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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 08:41

NASA tracks tropical Cyclone Jack to its end

satellite tracks precipitation and rainfall rates

Tropical Cyclone Jack lost power yesterday, 22 April 2014, and is no longer on the scale of tropical cyclones. However, NASA’s TRMM satellite took one last look at the storm yesterday.

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Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:55

Tropical cyclone season over the Atlantic and typhoon season over the Pacific in 2013

Typhoons in East Asia in 2013
Storms over the Atlantic 2013

The season over the Atlantic Ocean was considerably quieter than the typhoon season over the Western Pacific Ocean.

New maps posted on the NASA Earth observatory website show the tracks and intensity of the tropical storms in both basins this year.


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Mon, 09/12/2013 - 15:00

NASA satellites capture Tropical Storm Chantal over the Atlantic

Heavy rainfall and towering thunderstorms brought by Tropical Storm Chantal

Two NASA satellites have recently captured images of the Tropical Storm Chantal over the Atlantic Ocean revealing heavy rainfall and powerful thunderstorms. On July 8, NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw the heaviest rainfall of Tropical Storm happening at a rate of over 115.5 mm (~4.5 inches) per hour near the center of Chantal.

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Wed, 10/07/2013 - 09:50

NASA satellite captures Typhoon Bopha seen from space

In early December 2012, Bopha made landfall in the southern Philippines as a powerful typhoon. Bopha weakened to a tropical storm after passing over the southern Philippines, but regained typhoon strength over the South China Sea on December 7. On December 8, Unisys Weather reported that Bopha was headed back toward the Philippines.


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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:43

International Charter activated for Hurricane Sandy

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record. UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA activated the mechanism on 29 October 2012 for Haiti. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean between 26-28 October, leaving a reported 51 dead in Haiti and another 15 missing.


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Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:27


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