Earth  ID: 2792

Typhoon Etau

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this birds-eye view of Typhoon Etau as it was buffeting the southern island chain of Okinawa, affecting airlines, a refinery and other industries.

Visualization Credits

Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ((

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Data Used:
2003/08/06, 2003/08/07, 2003/08/08
2003/08/06, 2003/08/07, 2003/08/08
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This item is part of this series:

DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Typhoons
GCMD >> Location >> Japan
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version