Super Typhoons 2013 – 2015


This video shows top four Super Typhoons in the Southwest Pacific region from 2013 – 2015.

GPM/GMI precipitation rates are displayed as the camera moves in on the storm. A slicing place move across the volume to display precipitation rates throughout the structure of the storm. Shades of green to red represent liquid precipitation extending down to the ground. 

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Super Typhoon Maysak (Chedeng)
Category 5 (Saffir–Simpson scale)
Fatalities 5 confirmed
Highest winds 260 km/h (160 mph)
Lowest pressure 905 mbar (hPa)
Formed March 26, 2015
Dissipated April 7, 2015

Super Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)
Category 5 (Saffir–Simpson scale)
Fatalities 18 confirmed
Highest winds 285 km/h (180 mph)
Lowest pressure 905 mbar (hPa)
Formed November 30, 2014
Dissipated December 12, 2014

Super Typhoon Vongfong (Ompong)
Category 5 (Saffir–Simpson scale)
Fatalities 9 confirmed, 2 missing
Highest winds 285 km/h (180 mph)
Lowest pressure 900 mbar (hPa)
Formed October 2, 2014
Dissipated October 18, 2014

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Category 5 (Saffir–Simpson scale)
Fatalities 6,340 confirmed, 1,061 missing
Highest winds 315 km/h (195 mph)
Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)
Formed November 3, 2013
Dissipated November 11, 2013

Video credit: SolarWatcher


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