Reports from NASA’s Aqua Satellite confirms that ‘Maha’ cyclone is moving forward towards the western coast of India from Lakshadweep to Goa, Maharashtra, and Gujrat.
NASA has confirmed the north movement of storms brought by ‘Maha Cyclone’ from Lakshwadeep to northern parts of India along the western coast.
Tropical Cyclones do not always carry uniform strength, some sides are stronger than others. Knowing where the stronger sides are, helps in forecasters.
Among the many ways which NASA uses while researching tropical cyclones, one is infrared data that provides temperature Information.
Cloud top temperatures identify where the strongest storms are located. The stronger the storms, the higher they extend into the troposphere, and the colder the cloud temperatures.
NASA’s Aqua satellite analyzed the movements of Maha Cyclone using the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument. The AIRS imagery revealed that the strongest storms were located around the Lakshadweep Islands.
NASA referred the Maha Cyclone as – the north Indian ocean, such can be the impact from the storm and destruction it brings.
Maha Cyclone is forecasted to continue moving northwest from Lakshwadeep to Goa, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. It will run parallel to the west coast of the Indian peninsula. After three days, the storm is forecast to turn west into the central Arabian Sea.
The analysis by NASA are a highly reliable source of knowledge and information. It would be very important to observe how ‘Maha Cyclone’ fans out in the next couple of days and the kind of storm it brings from Lakshwadeep.