Super Typhoon Neoguri

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Super Typhoon Neoguri, one of the strongest typhoons in the 2014 Western Pacific season, seen by Metop-B.

Metop-B infrared image of Super Typhoon Neoguri, 07 July, 00:40 UTC
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07 July 2014 00:40 UTC
Metop-B and A
Infrared Channel, AVHRR. ASCAT. Natural Colour RGB

The system became a typhoon, the Western Pacific equivalent of a Atlantic hurricane, on 4 July and intensified to Super Typhoon strength, maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h, on 6 July.

The enhanced infrared Metop-B image shows the structure of the storm with a very well defined eye. The colours indicate temperature, with red showing areas where the cloud tops are colder than -70C. The well-defined eye can also be clearly seen on the Metop-B Natural colour RGB. The cyan colour denotes ice cloud. View the KMZ file of Natural Colour RGB in Google Earth.

Metop-B, 07 July 2014, 00:40 UTC
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Metop-B, 07 July 2014, 01:00 UTC
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The Metop-B AVHRR with ASCAT wind overlay, was captured on 06 July, 01:20 UTC, when Neoguri as a category-4 storm situated east of the northern tip of the Philippines.

The strongest ASCAT winds, over 144 km/h, were found north east of the eye.


On 8 July Metop-A saw Neoguri as it crossed the Japanese island of Okinawa. View the KMZ file of the IR image in Google Earth.

Metop-A, 08 July 2014, 01:00 UTC
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Metop-A, 08 July 2014, 01:00 UTC
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See also:

MSTAT and Meteosat-7 animation of the typhoon (YouTube)
65 km wide eye of Super Typhoon Neoguri seen from ISS (Photo Credit: Alexander Gerst/Twitter)
Super Typhoon Neoguri warning (Joint Typhoon Warning Center)
Typhoon Neoguri Batters Okinawa, Japan (
Side profile of Typhoon Neoguri (NASA Earth Observatory)
Typhoon Neoguri (2014) (Wikipedia)

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