Tropical Storm Nepartak was seen off the coast of Japan on July 27, 2021 while the Olympics were being held in nearby Tokyo.
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite flew over Tropical Storm Nepartak at 9:30Z on July 27, 2021 while the Olympics were being held in nearby Tokyo. GPM observed the storm’s rainfall with its two unique science instruments: the GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR). Although the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics did receive some inclement weather from the outer bands, the majority of the storm stayed out to sea providing strong waves for the inaugural Olympic surfing competitions.
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 220.127.116.11.0