Tropical Storm Phyan
May 22, 2013
Tropical Storm Phyan came ashore near the India-Pakistan border on November 11, 2009. According to a report from Unisys, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 knots (75 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 50 knots (90 kilometers per hour), but was dissipating as a significant tropical cyclone as it moved over land. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image at 2:15 p.m. local time (08:45 UTC) on November 11. Phyan stretches from the Arabian Sea toward the northeast over India’s interior, blanketing much of the coast in clouds. Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Michon Scott, NASA Earth Observatory.
Topics: Spacecraft, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Tropical cyclone, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua, National Aeronautics and Space Administration