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NASA Sees Heavy Rainfall in South China Sea's Typhoon Uto
2013-08-13 12:58:46

NASA As Typhoon Utor was exiting the northwestern Philippines, NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and detected some heavy rainfall in Utor's thunderstorm "feeder-bands" as it re-strengthened over the South China Sea. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Utor on August 12, 2013 at 0621 UTC/2:21 a.m. EDT as it was exiting the Philippines into the South China Sea. To form a complete picture of rainfall and cloud extent of Utor, TRMM's Microwave...

2013-08-07 08:24:25

CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to shoulder-season pricing and lessened crowds, low season travel to Panama offers a natural phenomenon that can only be witnessed from August to October each year - humpback whale sightings. Panama's uninhabited Pacific islands support a healthy oceanic ecosystem that welcomes the humpbacks each year, as well as a luxurious respite for adventurous travelers. The whales travel much further than most travelers to visit the warm...

2013-07-31 16:25:19

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Island Areas: 2010 Census Detailed Crosstabulations (Part 1) -- This file contains 2010 Census data showing crosstabulations of demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics. Social and economic characteristics are crosstabulated by age, sex, ethnic origin or race (in the Pacific Islands) and race and Hispanic or Latino origin (in the U.S. Virgin Islands). Housing characteristics are crosstabulated by age of...

Little Rainfall In Tropical Depression Flossie Seen By NASA
2013-07-31 08:54:23

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Flossie weakened as it interacted with the Hawaiian Islands and became a depression. NASA's TRMM satellite saw mostly light rain and one isolated area of heavy rainfall within the storm after it weakened. All watches and warnings were dropped for the Hawaiian Islands on July 30. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, satellite flew over Flossie on July 30 at 07:17 UTC (3:17 a.m. EDT) and saw a small area of heavy rain west of...

Heaviest Rain North Of Tropical Storm Flossie's Center Seen By NASA
2013-07-26 11:37:41

NASA As Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Flossie continues to move further west toward Hawaii, NASA's TRMM satellite analyzed its rainfall. When NASA and the Japan Space Agency's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Tropical Storm Flossie, it measured rainfall rates occurring throughout the storm. TRMM noticed that the heaviest rainfall was occurring at a rate of 1.2 inches per hour north of the center. The heavy rain wrapped around the storm from the...

2013-07-16 23:25:30

Sapphire Princess Cruises taps bestselling author Dr. Zhi Gang Sha to present seven days of Soul Healing on their Pacific Ocean cruise leaving September 28th from Vancouver, BC and traveling to various ports along the coast to Los Angeles, CA arriving October 5th. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 For more than ten years, Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha has offered countless weekly soul healing conference calls that bloomed into worldwide webcasts attracting thousands of attendees to...

NASA Sees Soulik's Visible Eye Before Making Deadly Landfall
2013-07-16 09:23:50

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Typhoon Soulik still maintained an eye just before making landfall in southeastern China on July 13, and NASA's Terra satellite captured the eye in an image. Soulik's heavy rainfall in southern China is responsible for hundreds missing or dead. On July 11, when Typhoon Soulik was approaching Taiwan, NASA and the Japanese Space Agency's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM passed overhead in space. TRMM's Precipitation Radar...

Soulik's Eye Reopens On Taiwan Approach Seen By NASA
2013-07-15 10:40:56

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Typhoon Soulik's eyewall appears to have rebuilt as evidenced in NASA satellite imagery. Soulik is approaching Taiwan and is forecast to make landfall in southeastern China over the weekend of July 13 and 14. On July 12 at 05:05 UTC (1:05 a.m. EDT) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Typhoon Soulik approaching Taiwan. The image clearly showed a tight,...

Strong Thunderstorms Surround Typhoon Soulik's Center
2013-07-10 12:43:25

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Visible and infrared satellite data show strong thunderstorms surrounding the low-level center of the tropical storm turned Typhoon Soulik. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on July 9 and two instruments showed the power in the typhoon's center. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Soulik on July 9 at 1:25...

NASA Infrared Data Shows Tropical Depression Erick Continues To Weaken
2013-07-09 14:37:15

NASA Infrared imagery from the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Erick, now a tropical depression has reduced in strength and size and continues to weaken. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Depression Erick late on July 8 and captured an infrared image that revealed Erick was quickly weakening. The AIRS image taken on July 8 at 4:17 p.m. EDT showed a small area of clouds and circulation near the...


Latest Pacific ocean Reference Libraries

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

Pacific Rim
2013-02-19 13:33:00

The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire. These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean: North/East Asia Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,...

North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent covers an area of approximately 9,540,000 sq miles, about 4.8 percent of the plants surface or about...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 19:06:01

Honolulu, located in the Pacific Ocean, has a mostly marine time climate and has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2012: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the La-Nina event January temps were normal 71% of the month at the, with above temps 23% of the month and 6% of the month found the temps dropping...

Cumulus Clouds (Low Cloud)
2014-01-11 00:00:00

If you look in the photo above you can see the line of Cumulus clouds that appear in the background. These clouds were created by daytime heating and also an unstable atmosphere. The moisture for these clouds was rising from the Pacific Ocean. The darker cloud is the stronger of the cumulus clouds meaning that the majority of the moisture is being absorbed by that cloud. The clouds around this one are also starting to get more moisture from the ocean to build. Above the cumulus clouds you...

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