Nov 4, 2015

NASA measures Cyclone Chapala's heavy rains across Arabian Sea to Yemen

Al Mukalla
Steve Lang
Image:  NASA
Image: NASA

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite added up the totals as Cyclone Chapala dropped a lot of rain moving across the Arabian Sea to landfall in Yemen...The Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM or IMERG is used to make estimates of precipitation... IMERG showed rainfall amounts between 5 to 15 inches over south central Yemen and along the coast to the right of where Chapala made landfall...The highest total over Yemen was 398 mm (~16 inches). Most of these totals are the equivalent of a year's worth of precipitation or more.