Super Typhoon Megi

October 18th, 2010 |
MTSAT-1R 0.68 µm visible channel images

MTSAT-1R 0.68 µm visible channel images

MTSAT-1R 0.68 µm visible channel images (above) tracked the eye of Super Typhoon Megi making landfall across the northern portion of the island of Luzon in the Philippines on 17-18 October 2010.

The Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC) product (below) showed the well-defined eye of Megi prior to making landfall, along with the effect that the rugged terrain of Luzon had on the typhoon before it later emerged into the South China Sea.

Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC)

Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC)

A Terra MODIS 11.0 µm IR image (below; zoomed-in version) revealed the eye and surrounding concentric eyewall structure of Megi at 02:30 UTC on 19 October — the coldest IR brightness temperature seen at that time was -82º C (purple color enhancement) to the south of the eye.

Terra MODIS 11.0 µm IR image

Terra MODIS 11.0 µm IR image