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NASA Sees Cyclone Chapala Approaching Landfall in Yemen

2017-12-08

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On Nov. 2, 2015 at 09:40 UTC (4:40 p.m. EDT) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Chapala as the eye of the storm was approaching the Yemen coast. Chapala maintained an eye, although it appeared cloud-covered. Animated multispectral satellite imagery shows the system has maintained a 15-nautical-mile-wide eye and structure. The image was created by the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.
Chapala weakened from category four intensity a couple days ago while maintaining a course that steers it toward Yemen.

Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Read more: www.nasa.gov/f…/goddard/chapala-northern-indian-ocean

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  • Title: NASA Sees Cyclone Chapala Approaching Landfall in Yemen
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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