Tropical Cyclone Clare
April 24, 2013
Tropical Cyclone Clare is a moderately strong storm system in the Indian Ocean off the Australian coast. When the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite observed the cyclone at 06:05 UTC (2:05 p.m. local time) on January 9, 2006, it was a well-developed system with peak sustained winds of around 100 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour). The cyclone (the local term for a hurricane or typhoon) was about 200 kilometers offshore from Port Hedland in Western Australia, the nearest major city. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.
Topics: Environment, Australia, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Disaster Accident, Cyclone Clare, 2008–09 Australian region cyclone season, 1975–80 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone seasons, Tropical cyclone, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Earth