April 4, 2013
On February 25, Tropical Cyclone Ivy was continuing to gather strength and generate rough seas. In this image Ivy was located about 450 kilometers north of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, and was moving west-southwest at six knots. The cyclone had maximum sustained winds of 75 knots and gusts to 90 knots and was intensifying. Credit: Image courtesy of Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Topics: Fluid dynamics, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Cyclone Ivy, 2003–04 South Pacific cyclone season, Maximum sustained wind, Tropical cyclone, Vortices