Tropical Cyclone Monty
April 4, 2013
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Monty located 165 kilometers north-west of Karratha. At the time of this image, Monty was travelling down the coast at 12 kilometers an hour. A category 4 storm, communities from Onslow to Barrow Island were on "blue alert" as they were in the path of predicted destructive winds with gusts of up to 240 kilometers an hour. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Weather, Atmospheric sciences, Meteorology, Environment, Disaster Accident, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Vortices, Tropical cyclone