Typhoon


Super Typhoon Meranti Threatens China with Major Storm Surge Event

Super Typhoon Meranti barrels through the Pacific and will threaten China with a major storm surge event on Wednesday night. Note:  This post was originally published on Hurricane Hal’s blog and is reposted with permission from the author.   In the pre-dawn hours local time Wednesday, Meranti approached the southern tip of Taiwan as a Super…


NASA-Generated Damage Map To Assist With Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response

The 40-by-50 kilometer damage proxy map, which covers a region near Tacloban City, where the massive storm made landfall, was processed by JPL’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team using X-band interferometric synthetic aperture radar data from the Italian Space Agency’s COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation. The technique uses a prototype algorithm to rapidly detect surface…


Micro-mapping Philippine’s Typhoon Yolonda / Haiyan disaster ~IRIN

Micro-mapping is under the spotlight three days after Typhoon Haiyan barreled into the central Philippines, affecting close to 10 million people, with thousands more feared dead. “The speed in which information can be filtered, categorized, and geo-located [has] increased dramatically through the use of digital humanitarian organizations and technology,” Cat Graham, a coordinator with the…