June 6, 2011
The STS-85 crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery downlinked this oblique, Electronic Still Camera (ESC) view of the Super Typhoon Winnie about halfway between New Guinea and Japan in the Pacific Ocean late evening, August 13, 1997. Maximum sustained winds of 105 knots, gusts up to 130 knots. This photo was taken 14 1/2 hours after STS085-E-5069 was recorded with the same ESC.
Topics: Scales, Fluid dynamics, wind, Tropical cyclone scales, Maximum sustained wind, Space Shuttle, Guinea and Japan in the Pacific Ocean, Guinea, Pacific ocean, Japan