Tropical Cyclone Grace
April 4, 2013
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Grace 500 miles east of Mackay and moving to the southeast. According to the Brisbane Weather Bureau, Graces's low pressure was acting alongside a high pressure system over Tasmania resulting in a steep pressure gradient causing gale force winds and high seas along the Queensland coast. Credit: Image courtesy Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory Team at NASA GSFC.
Topics: Fluid dynamics, Atmospheric sciences, Meteorology, Vortices, Tropical cyclone, National Aeronautics and Space Administration