Nav: Home

NASA finds heavy rainfall area increasing in Tropical Cyclone Yvette

December 22, 2016

NASA found that the area of heavy rainfall had increased in size as Tropical Cyclone Yvette continued to intensify in the Southern Indian Ocean.

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew over tropical cyclone Yvette, located off the northwestern coast of Australia on Dec. 21, 2016 at (4:41 a.m. EST) 0941 UTC. Maximum sustained winds had increased to about 40 knots (46 mph). The GPM satellite's Microwave Imager (GMI) revealed that the area of continuous rainfall around Yvette's center of circulation had increased in size. Convective storms were shown by GPM to be dropping rain at rates of over 60 mm (2.4 inches) per hour. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA.

On Dec. 22 at 1:15 a.m. EST (06:15 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Yvette that showed the storm appeared more circular.

On Dec. 22 at 4 a.m. EST (0900 GMT) Yvette's maximum sustained winds had increased to 52 mph (45 knots/83 kph). It was centered near 14.2 degrees south latitude and 114.3 degrees east longitude, about 441 nautical miles northwest of Port Hedland, Australia. Yvette was moving east at 1.5 mph (1 knot/1.8 kph). Yvette has started to move east and is expected to turn to the southeast later in the day.

For forecast updates from Australia's Bureau of Meteorology, visit: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/index.shtml.

The storm will accelerate and make landfall on Christmas Day (GMT) between Broome and Port Hedland.
-end-


NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Related Area Articles:

New theory predicts wetted area of droplets colliding with flat surface
Japanese researchers have succeeded in deriving a theoretical formula that quantitatively predicts the wetting and spreading behavior of droplets that collide with the flat surface of a solid material.
Planned protection area would help basking sharks
A proposed Marine Protected Area off Scotland's west coast would help basking sharks, researchers say.
Bay Area methane emissions may be double what we thought
Emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas, in the San Francisco Bay Area may be roughly twice as high as official estimates, with most of it coming from biological sources, such as landfills, but natural gas leakage also being an important source, according to a new study from Berkeley Lab.
Irish surgeon identifies emerging area of medical science
In a review published in the November issue of The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Professor J.
Researchers temporarily turn off brain area to better understand function
Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers at the California National Primate Research Center, or CNPRC, at UC Davis have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining brain.
Scientists find brain area responsible for learning from immediate experience
Monkeys who could not use their MD were less able to respond to changes that required them to adapt their behavior to continue making the right choices to maximize rewards.
Archaeologists in the Rhine-Main area form a regional network
The Rhine-Main Archaeology Association (VARM; Verbund Archäologie Rhein-Main) represents an important focus of archaeological work in the Rhine-Main region.
Protected area design secrets revealed in new study
It is not only size that matters when planning a protected area, other spatial features such as shape are also critical to the number of animal species found there.
Chile to create Patagonia Marine Protected Area network
The government of Chile announced today at the Our Oceans Summit in Valparaiso its plan to design a network of Marine Protected Areas for the purpose of safeguarding Patagonia's whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds and other coastal biodiversity, an initiative that would expand the country's protected waters by 100,000 square kilometers (more than 38,000 square miles).
First ancient genome recovered from the Mediterranean area
An international team of researchers has sequenced the first complete genome of an Iberian farmer, which is also the first ancient genome from the entire Mediterranean area.

Related Area Reading:

Area: 1983-1987
by Eric Goode (Author), Jennifer Goode (Author)

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
by Annie Jacobsen (Author)

Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading: With More Than 75 Articles from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Car and Driver, Chicago Tribune, and Many Others
by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels (Author), Nancy Steineke (Author)

The Original Area Mazes: 100 Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math―and Clever Logic!
by Naoki Inaba (Author), Ryoichi Murakami (Author), Alex Bellos (Introduction)

Area Zero

Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas
by Responsive Classroom (Author)

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area (Moon Outdoors)
by Ann Marie Brown (Author)

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me, Then Who?, 3rd edition
by Vicki Urquhart and Dana Frazee (Author)

Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas (Strategies to Integrate the Arts)
by Shell Education (Author), Lisa Donovan (Author), Louise Pascale (Author)

Where Is Area 51?
by Paula K. Manzanero (Author), Who HQ (Author), Tim Foley (Illustrator)

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Bias And Perception
How does bias distort our thinking, our listening, our beliefs... and even our search results? How can we fight it? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the unconscious biases that shape us. Guests include writer and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied, climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd, journalist Andreas Ekström, and experimental psychologist Tony Salvador.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#513 Dinosaur Tails
This week: dinosaurs! We're discussing dinosaur tails, bipedalism, paleontology public outreach, dinosaur MOOCs, and other neat dinosaur related things with Dr. Scott Persons from the University of Alberta, who is also the author of the book "Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands".