Tropical Cyclone Gillian - related image preview

720 x 480
JPEG

Tropical Cyclone Gillian - related image preview

7200 x 9400
10 MB - JPEG

Tropical Cyclone Gillian - related tiff image preview placeholder

96 MB - TIFF

Tropical Cyclone Gillian - related kml preview placeholder

2 KB - KML/KMZ

Tropical Cyclone Gillian

Tropical Cyclone Gillian was rapidly intensifying when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image on March 23, 2014. At the time the image was acquired (6:45 UTC), the storm had winds of about 200 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour or 110 knots), making it the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane. Within a few hours, Gillian’s winds would max out at 260 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour or 140 knots), Category 5 status. The storm moved south over the Indian Ocean without threatening land.

  1. Reference

  2. Unisys Weather (2014, March 26) Cyclone-5 Gillian. Accessed March 26, 2014.


NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Published March 26, 2014
Data acquired March 24, 2014

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