NASA Sees Diminutive Hurricane Danny from Space

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Astronauts aboard a International Space Station prisoner an design of Hurricane Danny relocating by a Central Atlantic Ocean. Satellite information indicates that Danny is a tiny Category 2 hurricane, in that hurricane-force winds customarily extend 15 miles from a eye.

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took this design of Hurricane Danny on Aug 20 during 6 a.m. EDT from aboard a International Space Station. Credits: NASA

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took this design of Hurricane Danny on Aug 20 during 6 a.m. EDT from aboard a International Space Station. Credits: NASA

A NASA GOES Project animation of manifest and infrared imagery of Hurricane Danny was combined during NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland to uncover a growth and transformation of a storm. The animation shows a eastern and executive Atlantic Ocean from Aug. 18 to 21, 2015.

Forecaster Cangialosi of a National Hurricane Center remarkable that a eye of a compress whirly has turn some-more graphic recently and a cloud tops have cooled in a eyewall. Infrared data, such as that collected by a Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite is used to establish cloud tip temperature. The colder a cloud tops, a aloft they are in a atmosphere, and they are customarily stronger.

At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on Aug 21, a eye of Hurricane Danny was located nearby embodiment 14.0 North, longitude 48.2 West. That puts a core of Danny about 930 miles (1,195 km) easterly of a Leeward Islands. Maximum postulated winds have increasing to nearby 105 mph (165 kph), creation Danny a Category 2 whirly on a Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The estimated smallest executive vigour is 976 millibars.

This animation of manifest and infrared imagery of Hurricane Danny in a Central Atlantic Ocean was taken from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite from Aug. 18 to 21. Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Satellite information shows that whirly force winds extend external adult to 15 miles (30 km) from a core and pleasant charge force winds extend external adult to 70 miles (110 km).

Danny is relocating toward a west-northwest nearby 10 mph (17 kph), and this ubiquitous suit is approaching to continue during a subsequent day or so.

On Aug 22, Danny is approaching to pierce into an area of increasing southwesterly shear and drier air.  These factors should satisfy a weakening trend. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects Danny to break next whirly strength as it approaches a Caribbean islands.

Source: NASA