Chasing Cyclones from Space

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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Jackson Christopher, Ruff Tyler, Knaff John, Mouche Alexis, Sampson Charles (2021). Chasing Cyclones from Space. Eos. 102. -.,

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