Jul 13, 2016

NASA IMERG finds Typhoon Nepartak dropped almost 20 inches of rain

Taitung County
Hal Pierce
EurekAlert! / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Image: NASA
Image: NASA

NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for the Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission (IMERG) were used to estimate the total amount of rain that Nepartak dropped over Taiwan and southeastern China. Totals were estimated during the period from July 3 through July 10, 2016 when the typhoon moved through the western Pacific. IMERG estimates indicated that the typhoon dropped over 500 mm (19.7 inches) in some areas. Even greater rainfall totals were calculated in areas of China and southern Japan that were not directly affected by typhoon Nepartak