Typhoon Vongfong
acquired October 8, 2014 download large image (1 MB, JPEG, 1800x2350)

Super Typhoon Vongfong grew to a category 5 storm on October 7, 2014, making it the fourth storm of the year to reach category 5 status. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of Vongfong at 0215 Universal Time on October 8, 2014, as the storm churned across the Philippine Sea.

Large, well-defined eyewall features are not uncommon in storms of this magnitude, according to research meteorologist Scott Braun of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

  • References

  • Unisys Weather (2014, October 8) Typhoon-4 Phanfone. Accessed October 8, 2014.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.

Terra - MODIS

Typhoon Vongfong

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