Chasing Cyclones from Space

Type Article
Date 2021-06
Language English
Author(s) Jackson Christopher1, Ruff Tyler2, Knaff John3, Mouche AlexisORCID4, Sampson Charles5
Affiliation(s) 1 : Global Ocean Associates, Alexandria, Va, USA
2 : Global Science & Technology Inc., Greenbelt, Md., USA
3 : Regional and Mesoscale Meteorological Branch, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, NOAA, Fort Collins, Colo., USA
4 : Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer, Plouzané, France
5 : Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, Calif., USA
Source Eos (2324-9250) (American Geophysical Union (AGU)), 2021-06 , Vol. 102 , P. -
DOI 10.1029/2021EO159148

Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are beautiful to behold from Earth orbit. Most of us are familiar with satellite images of these intense storms, with their dark, near-circular eyes surrounded by spirals of whites and grays. Here on Earth’s surface, however, they are among nature’s most destructive forces. Cumulatively from 2000 to 2019, these storms accounted for about 30% of all global economic losses caused by natural hazards.

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