NASA’s GPM Observes Heavy Rainfall in Intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen

December 13, 2018 4:16 pm Categorised in:

On December 12, 2018 at 0047 UTC (Dec. 11 at 7:47 p.m. EST) GPM found extremely heavy rainfall was occurring in the Arafura Sea well to the northwest of Owen’s center of circulation, falling at a rate of over 97 mm (3.8 inches) per hour. West of Owen’s center, rainfall was occurring at a rate as high as 40 mm (1.5 inches) per hour. This animation shows the location and intensity of rainfall within the area scanned by the GPM satellite’s GMI and DPR instruments. Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce


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