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Wind Shear Affecting Newborn Tropical Cyclone Jack

Wind Shear Affecting Newborn Tropical Cyclone Jack

Rob Gutro, NASA Tropical Cyclone Jack may have hurricane-force winds today, April 21, but strong vertical wind shear is expected to weaken the storm. NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and saw that the bulk of the storm's rainfall was being...

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2014-01-31 14:13:15

American Society for Horticultural Science Guam experiences more tropical cyclones than any other state or territory in the United States. These cyclones--called typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean--can be devastating to Guam's dense native forests. The impact of large-scale tropical cyclones affects the health of managed and unmanaged forests, urban landscapes, and perennial horticulture plantings for many years after the actual storm. In fact, the island's forests are often called...

NASA Sees System 91W Still Soaking Philippines
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NASA The tropical low pressure area known as System 91W that has been plaguing the central and southern Philippines for the last couple of days continues to bring floods and heavy rainfall today, January 16. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over System 91W and identified powerful thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall, moving back toward the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard Aqua captured an infrared image of System 91W on...

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NASA Gets Double Coverage On Newborn Tropical Cyclone Amara
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NASA Sees Another Developing Depression In Northern Indian Ocean
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2013-11-27 12:22:06

Aid reaching hard-hit communities, but major scaling-up now needed MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's organization, Plan International, has increased the scale of its emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan to $75 million to meet the magnitude of the disaster, it announced today. The organization, which has operated in the Philippines for more than 50 years, launched an initial $25 million appeal to provide immediate relief to typhoon survivors for...

2013-11-14 23:32:41

Typhoon victims in the Philippines desperately need help. Boise ID (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Typhoon victims in the Philippines desperately need help. Please consider donating today! Click here to donate: http://www.issa.com/data/File/foundation/Typhoon%20Haiyan%20contribution%20form.pdf. HFI, ISSA and the ISSA Foundation are asking you to please consider making a monetary donation to assist the millions of Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan. One hundred percent of your generous...

NASA Map Of Typhoon Haiyan Helps Disaster Response
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