Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Myanmar Cyclone Data in Google Earth

via Google Earth Blog by Frank Taylor of Google Earth Blog on 5/6/08

Myanmar Struck by Cyclone Nargis in Google EarthOver the weekend, Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar as a category 4 storm with winds greater than 115 knots. The storms caused terrible flooding as well, and thousands of lives were lost. The UN Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) regularly creates maps to track disaster situations and has released a visualization for Google Earth showing the track and strength of the storm and the extent of flooding which resulted. via Google LatLong Blog.

Also, here are a couple of NASA satellite photos of the storm before it struck and as it was over Myanmar. via GEarthHacks and NASA.


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