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VIIRS Imagery Interpretation of Super Typhoon Vongfong

John Knaff (NOAA/NESDIS)


This is a 10 minute video taken from a VISIT satellite chat. Tropical cyclone expert Dr. John Knaff interprets the VIIRS imagery for super typhoon Vongfong. Many of the concepts can be extended more generally to intense tropical cyclones.


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