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Tiny Typhoon?

Tropical cyclones come in all sizes. Some researchers wonder if they saw a mini-typhoon drifting across the Pacific Ocean in mid-July 2013.


NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland, with information from Rob Gutro and Joe Witte.

Published July 23, 2013
Data acquired July 17, 2013

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
Terra > MODIS
Topic:
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Cyclones
Collection:
MODIS Rapid Response