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Typhoon Monitoring

Sample of typhoon monitoring
Infrared Image (12 UTC on August 29- 12 UTC on September 7, 2005)
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Typhoons are usually generated over tropical ocean areas far south of Japan. An important role of MTSAT is to monitor typhoon; it provides precious obserbation data on such phenomena over the ocean, where ground-based observations are limited. MTSAT continuously monitors the generation, movement (direction and speed) and intensity of typhoons.
The animation shows an imagery of typhoon NABI (0514) captured by MTSAT.

Sample images of the typhoon NABI (0514) in Infrared Image


Last updated 10 March 2009 (E)