NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma

phys.org | 2/22/2019 | Staff
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When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at the large tropical storm in the Southern Pacific Ocean.

Oma weakened rapidly from a typhoon to a tropical storm, and on Feb 22, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of Oma. The VIIRS image also showed a long the bulk of clouds and thunderstorms pushed into the storm's southern quadrant, looking like a large tail. That's because northeasterly winds, or northeasterly vertical wind shear is pushing the clouds and tearing the...
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