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Typhoon Bopha's Philippines Rainfall Totals From Space Compiled By NASA
2012-12-07 16:16:39

NASA NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM satellite can estimate rainfall rates from its orbit in space, and its data is also used to compile estimated rainfall totals. NASA just released an image showing those rainfall totals over the Philippines, where severe flooding killed several hundred people. Bopha is now a tropical storm in the South China Sea. High winds, flooding and landslides from heavy rains with Typhoon Bopha have caused close to 300 deaths in the southern...

3-D Analyzation Of Super-typhoon Bopha Provided By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-12-06 12:46:08

NASA NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite observed the eyewall of Super-typhoon Bopha in 3-D shortly before noon on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 (Philippines local time). At that time, Bopha was at category 3 and had begun rapidly intensifying to category 5 prior to landfall in the pre-dawn hours the next morning. Bopha made landfall in the Philippines, on the island of Mindanao. "This close to landfall, the TRMM satellite saw what could only be described as the 'full...

Tropical Storm Bopha Intensifies Seen By NASA
2012-11-29 09:04:14

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Bopha continues to intensify in the western North Pacific Ocean as it heads toward Yap State, triggering more warnings and watches. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite captured over two days revealed that the storm had consolidated, intensified and developed a large band of strong thunderstorms south of the center, that resemble a tail. Infrared images of Tropical Storm Bopha were taken by the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua...

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2010-09-20 14:22:43

Taiwan experienced a landfall and a soaking from Typhoon Fanapi, and NASA and JAXA's TRMM satellite noted a large area of very heavy rain in the system before it made landfall this weekend. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites also captured impressive visible images of Fanapi just before the Taiwan landfall, and as it was making landfall in eastern China very early today. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM captured an image of Typhoon Fanapi's rainfall on Sept. 18 at...

2006-08-15 22:29:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China in half a century has reached 319 and could rise further, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. Much of southern China has been battered by a series of typhoons and tropical storms this year that have now killed about 1,300 people. Saomai, graded a "super typhoon" with winds exceeding 216 km (134 miles) per hour, barrelled into Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang on Thursday, flattening tens of...

2006-08-14 06:41:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China in half a century has risen to 255, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday. About 140 people are still missing. The death toll jumped as the southeastern province of Fujian on Monday raised the number of people killed there to 166 from about 40, Xinhua said, adding that most were fishermen from a single town. Saomai, graded a "super typhoon" with winds exceeding 216 km (134 miles) per hour, barrelled...

2006-08-14 00:20:00

BEIJING -- The strongest typhoon to strike China in half a century has killed more than 200 people since it made landfall late last week, Xinhua news agency said on Monday. The death toll jumped from about 130 after the southeastern province of Fujian raised the number of people killed there by 80 to 125, most of whom fishermen, Xinhua said. Saomai, graded a "super typhoon" with winds exceeding 216 km (134 miles) per hour, barrelled into Cangnan county in Zhejiang province on Thursday,...

2006-08-13 07:45:12

By Ben Blanchard JINXIANG, China (Reuters) - Typhoon Saomai has weakened to a tropical depression after leaving almost 300 dead or missing in China, sinking 1,000 fishing boats, flattening thousands of homes and causing losses of over $1 billion. Three days after the strongest typhoon to strike China in half a century barreled into the coastal provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang, the official death toll had risen to 134 with at least 163 missing. The Xinhua news agency put overall...

2006-08-13 02:55:00

By Ben Blanchard JINXIANG, China -- Typhoon Saomai has weakened to a tropical depression after leaving almost 300 dead or missing in China, sinking 1,000 fishing boats, flattening thousands of homes and causing losses of over $1 billion. Three days after the huge storm barrelled into the coastal provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang, the official death toll had risen to 114 with at least 183 missing. The Xinhua news agency put overall economic losses at $1.45 billion. Twenty-five people were dead...

2006-08-12 22:09:50

By Ben Blanchard JINXIANG, China (Reuters) - A procession of mourners clad in white sackcloth wound through Jinxiang village in east China as victims picked their way through the devastation brought by Typhoon Saomai. Three days after the huge storm barrelled into the coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian, the official death toll had risen to 114 with at least 183 missing. Overall economic losses are put at well over $1 billion. Saomai, the strongest typhoon to hit China in half...