Eye of typhoon Yuri seen from Shuttle STS-44

Eye of typhoon Yuri seen from Shuttle STS-44

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This image is part of the feature The Eye Of The Cyclone

Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: View into the 'eye' of Typhoon Yuri, seen by the crew of Shuttle Mission STS-44 in late November 1991. This was the first image of the typhoon taken by the crew, and shows a clearly-defined wall to the 'eye'. The clouds lining the wall extend to between 13.8 and 15.3 km, with a cloud base at less than 1km over the sea. Typhoon Yuri formed about 1,500km east of the Philippine Islands in the Pacific Ocean. It eventually covered a diameter of about 1,700km, with winds sustained at 230km per hour and gusting to 270km per hour. Typhoons, or tropical cyclones, are found above 5 degrees latitude and over oceans where the surface temperature is above 27 Celsius.

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Keywords: climate, cyclone, extreme, eye, meteorology, severe storm, storms, tropical, tropical cyclone, typhoon, typhoon yuri, weather, yuri

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