Typhoon Rananim, Southeast China
January 16, 2006
This MERIS image shows the typhoon Rananim during its peak. On August, 12, 2004, the Rananim was centered south-east off the Chinese province Zhedjiang's coast, and north-east of the densely populated island Taiwan. Rananim started of its path east of the Philippines on August 7th, and continued its track to the Chinese province Jiangxi. Around August 14th, the gusting winds calmed down. Tropical typhoons very often cause flash floods and landslides in mountainous regions. At the same time, Korea and the south of Japan were experiencing a quite clear day. Visible landmarks are Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, Seoul, the South Korean capital and Fukuoka, one of the main ports of Japan.
- Satellite: Envisat
- Instrument: MERIS
- Acquisition: 12-Aug-2004
- Orbit nr: 12811
- Center coordinates: lat. 28.18, lon. 128.89