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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#301 Postby tatertawt24 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:53 pm

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#302 Postby supercane4867 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:29 pm

I think a major hurricane off the Azores is worthy to join this list.

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#303 Postby mrbagyo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:00 am

Exactly 32 years ago - Super Typhoon Dot at peak intensity.
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#304 Postby euro6208 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:27 am

Wow how time flies. Already 7 years since Super Typhoon Megi hit the Philippines on the 18th. One of only a few typhoons to have recon flights and the findings are incredible. 200 mph winds found but is not acknowledge by any agency for some reason.

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#305 Postby euro6208 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:22 am

Super Typhoon Lan from space.

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#306 Postby 1900hurricane » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:21 pm

It's all about the big eyes and banding.

 https://twitter.com/weatherdak/status/921559682304565251


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#307 Postby mrbagyo » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:05 am

Could we see a repeat of this in the next several days?

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#308 Postby mrbagyo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:03 pm

11 years ago,
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DURIAN during EWRC

After several hours - this thing became a demon.
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...unleashing death and devastation in the whole Bicol Peninsula. Durian killed at least 1000 people - majority of which are concentrated in Padang, Legazpi and Sto. Domingo - mostly due to Lahar flow from Mayon Volcano.

Typhoon Durian still holds the national wind gust record in the Philippines @ 320kph recorded in Virac, Catanduanes. It has become the benchmark of the Bicolanos when it comes to the strength of a typhoon

Just like Hurricane Maria, Durian is a Category 4 cyclone that finished ERC just before landfall.
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#309 Postby WAcyclone » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:22 pm

In my opinion, the satellite picture of Hurricane Jose (taken on September 9 by Sentinel-2A) is one of the most impressive hurricane images of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season which just ended. It was the first time I have ever seen the eye of a tropical cyclone with such an incredible amount of detail. At 16:47 UTC, Jose was a category 4 hurricane with winds of around 125 knots and a pressure of 945 mb.

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Link to a larger version (7954 x 5539). (Due to hardware limitations, I am currently not able to create a full-resolution image which would be around 30000 x 20000)

A closer look at the eye with lots of intense convection surrounding it:

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Link to the full resolution version (10 m per pixel) with a size of 8185 x 6057.

A full-frame shot of the eye. Most of the fine details are already visible in this image:

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Link to the full resolution version (10 m per pixel) with a size of 3764 x 2786.

Below you can see some of the incredible details I have never seen before on hurricane satellite images. This part of the ocean surface has been under Jose's inner eyewall just a few minutes before the image was taken (the storm was moving NW):

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The large waves in the north-eastern part of the eye are looking quite different:

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Unfortunately, Sentinel-2 rarely captures such stunning tropical cyclone imagery since it has a revisit time of five days and only covers areas close to land. However, there is a second beast of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season that got captured by Sentinel-2: Hurricane Maria - even at category 5 intensity!
I'm currently processing the data of Maria and will post the images here or maybe even create a new thread for Sentinel-2 (and Landsat 8) images only. Needless to say, I've become quite fascinated by this kind of ultra-high resolution hurricane imagery :D
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#310 Postby Shell Mound » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:18 pm

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#311 Postby Digital-TC-Chaser » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:08 pm

SUPER TYPHOON NINA/SISANG

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A beast to rival most Super-Typhoons
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#312 Postby J_J99 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 am

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Irma September 5th 2017
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#313 Postby 1900hurricane » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:37 pm

How about some exceptionally clear eyes? The first is from pre-annular Isabel '03, at peak intensity.

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This one is from Super Typhoon Gordon '89.

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I wouldn't be surprised if each were a bit stronger than their 145 kt and 140 kt (respectively) peak intensities listed in best track.
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#314 Postby mrbagyo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:16 pm

Gordon maintained a full CMG ring for almost 24 hours leading up to its Luzon Landfall. Its symmetry is on the same league of Joan, Ivan, Zeb, Megi, Meranti.
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#315 Postby 1900hurricane » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Not to mention a very impressive microwave presentation.

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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#316 Postby WAcyclone » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:12 pm

Here's another set of very interesting images captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite. They show Hurricane Maria at category five intensity passing south of Saint Kitts and Nevis on September 19, 2017. The NHC estimated Maria's winds to be 140 knots and the pressure to be 927 mb at the time these images were taken (shortly before 15:00 UTC).

Unfortunately, the CDO was not completely captured by the relatively narrow swath width of Sentinel-2:

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The eye had a diameter of around 10 nautical miles (which by the way can be nicely calculated with these images since every pixel is exactly 10 metres), and this is just on the threshold of a pinhole eye.

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A close-up of the borderline pinhole eye:

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The violent state of the ocean surface inside the eye is clearly visible in this maximum-resolution image:

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RGB images like these are created by combining the three different visible bands of the Sentinel-2 satellite (red, green and blue) into one single image. However, these bands are not recorded at exactly the same time but with a time difference of around one second. This small temporal difference is enough to create an interesting 3D "wiggle effect" when the bands are animated in quick succession. I first found out about this interesting effect in an excellent blog post by Pierre Markuse.

You can actually even see the anti-clockwise rotation of the storm:

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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#317 Postby Imran_doomhaMwx » Sun May 20, 2018 11:25 pm

Tropical Cyclone Sagar over the western Gulf of Aden.
Not as powerful as the other TCs in this thread, but for a TC to have such an impressive structure/presentation in this part of the world, where they are very rare, makes it worthy in here IMO.

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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#318 Postby euro6208 » Fri May 25, 2018 1:26 am

That loop of Gordon is just amazing. Powerful.
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#319 Postby StormChaser75 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:26 pm

Here are some images of TS Sagar and Cyclone Mekunu.
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Radar of Mekunu at landfall from Salalah,Oman.
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Re: Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#320 Postby 1900hurricane » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:24 pm

supercane4867 wrote:"Super Typhoon Maria" in the North Atlantic ocean 8-)

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Did someone say Super Typhoon Maria?

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(Yeah, I know it's not technically rated a super typhoon yet, give it a few hours for JTWC to catch up)
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