8 November 2013
Amazing Image of Haiyan From SUOMI
Posted by Dan Satterfield
The resolution is 375 meters on this image. Ctsy. Dan Lindsey at CIRA in Colorado.
There was apparently a big jump in lightning around the eye at landfall. More on that here. GOES R will have on-board lightning detection when it launches in a couple of years. This instrument alone is likely to lead to some new discoveries and significant improvements in now-casting and forecasting.
A nice loop of the eye from the Korean Weather Satellite is below:
One of the most well defined eye’s I have ever seen, reminds me of Hurricane Ivan (2004). Looks like the biggest Typhoon to hit the Philippines since Typhoon Durian in 2006.