Global Weather and Storms - Hurricanes in Atlantic
Northern Hemisphere, Pacific Ocean
|IMAGE 1: Meteorologists track weather patterns by using remote sensing satellites that keep watch over entire hemispheres. In image 1, three separate hurricanes, seen as whirling white clouds, approach North America. In image 2, Typhoon Higos rages in the Pacific Ocean. The "eye" of the storm (center) is surrounded by high winds and intense precipitation. Higos, the largest storm to hit Japan in over 50 years, made landfall southwest of Tokyo.
Courtesy National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC