March 29, 2013
The MODIS instrument onboard NASAs Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Koppu on September 29, 2003. In this image, Koppu is located 250 miles north of Iwo Jima. The storm was moving to the north-northeast at 12 mph and packing sustained winds of 75 mph with gusts to 100 mph. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Environment, Disaster Accident, Typhoons, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Earth, Weather