Aug 12, 2015

Satellite Eye on Earth: July 2015 – in pictures

Coral reefs, New York from space and an erupting volcano are among images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

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Two typhoons, one tropical storm, one formation alert and one large area of increased convection makes for a busy day in the northern Pacific Ocean in this image from 7 July. From left to right: Tropical Storm Linfa in the South China Sea meanders northward with winds near 55 knots ; Typhoon Chan-Hom has winds near 100 knots and strengthening, heading west-northwest toward the East China Sea; Typhoon Nangka is east of Guam heading west-northwest with winds intensifying near 140 knots in a couple of days. The large area of convection southwest of Hawaii was not expected to develop into a tropical system, despite its satellite presentation.

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