Category Archives: Tropical

GOES-16 Tracks the Big Three

Three major tropical storms dominated the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season: Harvey, Irma, and Maria. These destructive hurricanes all occurred within four weeks of each other and created unprecedented challenges for coastal communities, forecasters and first responders. Fortunately, the Advanced Baseline … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan

On November 7, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines province of Samar and later in the populated city of Tacloban. The purpose of this EarthNow post is not to provide lots of information about Typhoon Haiyan. Much of that information can be found all over the internet. We are, however, providing you with some PIPs you may wish to use in conjunction with your real-time infrared dataset. Feel free to pick and choose which PIPs you use and how long they are displayed on your SOS. You will also find a sample dataset in the EarthNow category. Continue reading

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2012 Atlantic Tropical Activity – Through 31 October

With the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season drawing to an end at the end of the month, we wanted to give you an update as to where we stand so far. 2012 has seen above-normal activity, with 19 names storms, 10 of which have developed into hurricanes, include the recent devastating Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading

Category: Tropical