Multiple Typhoons in the Western Pacific

Three Typhoons head west toward Asia. The following images were created from the newly operational Japanese satellite, Himawari-8. It has many channels, and with three at visible wavelengths, we can create wonderful true color images.

3 Typhoons head west

This is the full disk that the satellite views.

Typhoon Chan-hom and others

Typhoon Chan-hom and others

Imagery from this satellite could soon be in CycloneCenter.org, so head on over and make some more classifications.

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About K Knapp

I am a meteorologist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. My research interests include using satellite data to observe hurricanes, clouds, and other climate variables. *******Disclaimer******* The opinions expressed in these blogs are mine only. They do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of NOAA, Department of Commerce, or the US Government.

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