Jul 6, 2016

NASA's Aqua satellite scans powerful Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan
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Phys.org
On July 5 at 0359 UTC (11:59 p.m. EDT) infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite detected strong thunderstorms completely surrounding the center (purple) of Nepartak. Image: Ed Olsen / NASA JPL
On July 5 at 0359 UTC (11:59 p.m. EDT) infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite detected strong thunderstorms completely surrounding the center (purple) of Nepartak. Image: Ed Olsen / NASA JPL

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that "passage over very warm water, low vertical wind shear, and favorable outflow enhanced by an upper-level trough to the northwest are supporting the rapid intensification trend"