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CyMISS Image of the Month: A 3D View of Typhoon Soulik from the ISS

14 Sep 2018, 13:37 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: A 3D View of Typhoon Soulik from the ISS
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This season is proving to be a fairly busy one for hurricanes and typhoons in the northern hemisphere. September’s Image of the Month is of Typhoon Soulik created using images from a sequence of 240 photographs taken by the crew of the ISS on August 21, 2018 in support of the CyMISS (tropical Cyclone intensity Measurements from the ISS) project. When the four-minute photography session started at 22:20:16 GMT, Soulik was located at about 30.2° N, 128.0° E in the western Pacific and was still rated as a strong Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale with sustained winds of about 177 kph (110 mph). The individual photographs from the original 240-image sequence were remapped to approximate an overhead view before they were stitched together into a synoptic color mosaic covering an area of 1,500 by 600 kilometers. A high-resolution version of this synoptic mosaic with an image scale of 500 meters/pixel can be viewed by clicking on the image below.
This synoptic image shows Typhoon Soulik as viewed from the ISS on August 21, 2018 at about 20:21 GMT. Covering an area of 1,500 by 600 km, this mosaic was created by remapping the original 240 color photographs taken ...

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